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Covid Cases Today: Coronavirus News Live Updates: China calls entry restrictions on its travelers unreasonable

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Covid News Live: Authorities around the world are imposing or considering restrictions on travelers from China as COVID-19 cases rise there following its relaxation of “zero-COVID” rules. China has dismissed criticism of its COVID data.

The United States will impose mandatory COVID-19 testing on travelers from China starting Jan. 5. All air passengers aged two and over will need a negative test result no more than two days before departure from China, Hong Kong or Macau. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said US citizens should reconsider travel to China, Hong Kong and Macau.

The UK will require a negative COVID-19 test before departure for passengers arriving from China from January 5, the Department of Health announced on Friday. However, a report in The Independent on Monday said passengers arriving in the UK from China next week will not be subject to mandatory COVID-19 tests on arrival.

France will require travelers from China to provide a negative COVID test result less than 48 hours before departure. From January 1, France will carry out random COVID PCR tests on arrival of travelers from China, a government official told reporters. France has urged the other 26 member states of the European Union to test Chinese travelers for COVID.

Travelers from China to Australia will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test from January 5, Australian Health Minister Mark Butler said on Sunday.

India has mandated a negative COVID-19 test report for travelers from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand. Passengers from these countries will be quarantined if they show symptoms or test positive.

Air travelers to Canada from China must test negative for COVID-19 no more than two days before departure, Ottawa said.

Japan will require a negative COVID-19 test on arrival for travelers from mainland China. Those who test positive will need to quarantine for seven days. New border measures for China came into effect at midnight on December 30. The government will also limit requests from airlines to increase flights to China.

Italy has ordered COVID-19 antigen swabs and virus sequencing for all travelers from China. Milan’s main airport, Malpensa, has already started testing passengers arriving from Beijing and Shanghai.

Spain will require a negative COVID-19 test or a full course of vaccination against the disease on arrival for travelers from China.

Malaysia will screen all incoming travelers for fever and test aircraft sewage from China for COVID-19.

Taiwan’s central epidemic command center said all passengers on direct flights from China, as well as by ship on two offshore islands, will be required to take PCR tests upon arrival, starting Jan. 1.

South Korea will require travelers from China, Macao and Hong Kong to provide negative COVID test results before departure, health officials said.

Morocco will impose a ban on people arriving from China, regardless of their nationality, from January 3.

Qatar will require travelers arriving from China from Jan. 3 to provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours of departure, the official QNA news agency said.

Belgium will test wastewater from planes arriving from China for new variants of COVID as part of new measures against the spread of the coronavirus, the government announced on Monday

Israel has announced new COVID-19 testing requirements for travelers from China, joining other countries imposing restrictions due to a spike in infections, according to the

European Union government health officials will hold talks on Wednesday on a coordinated response to China’s surge in COVID-19 infections, Sweden’s EU presidency announced on Monday, following the conclusion of December talks. no decision on this.

The Philippines believes it is necessary to step up surveillance and enforcement of border controls for people entering, especially from China, the health ministry in Manila said.

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