Good news for those traveling to China, the quarantine time for incoming international travelers has now been reduced from 14 to 7 days in centralized quarantine facilities. Also, the health monitoring at home has now been reduced to three days from the previous seven days rule.
As per the new guidelines, the quarantine rules have also been relaxed for close contacts of those who have tested positive for the new variant.
China’s previous COVID-19 regulations barring cross-border travel had a huge impact on the country’s travel and tourism industry. Now, with this major easing of the COVID-19 restrictions, tourism is expected to return to the country.
It is important to note that while the rest of the world slowly and steadily opened up, China maintained a very strict stance regarding opening its borders to international travelers. But now, given the short incubation period of the Omicron variant, the country is cautiously reopening its borders. We are now looking at increasing the number of international flights to and from China. Major cities, Beijing and Shanghai, recently reported that there have been zero new COVID infections, making the cities a safe zone for locals and travellers. There is a possibility of eating out in these cities once again. Beijing is on track to open some places for leisure activities. In addition, leisure destinations such as Universal Beijing Resort and Shanghai Disney Resort are set to reopen after being closed for months.
- What is the best time to visit Beijing?
Beijing is at its best from March to May and September to October. The city is beautiful during these times of the year and enjoys very pleasant weather.
- When can I find less crowds in Shanghai?
If you are looking at off-season trips to Shanghai, October and November are the best months.
- Where is Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge located?
Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge is located in Hunan Province. The Glass Bridge is over the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon.