Staff, 2023-01-08 10:25:00,
Optimization: Immigration teams prepared for more passengers
Airline passengers who arrived on the Chinese mainland on Sunday said the arrival process was smooth and fast, after the requirements of quarantine and undergoing a nucleic acid test were scrapped.
Many said the optimization of China’s COVID-19 policy was not only good news for travelers, but would also benefit businesses worldwide.
On Sunday, management of the disease was downgraded from Class A to Class B, and most travel restrictions for passengers arriving in China were lifted. International travelers still need a negative nucleic acid test 48 hours before departure and have to wear protective masks onboard flights, according to the State Council’s Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism.
China Southern Airlines Flight CZ312, which took off from Toronto, Canada, and landed at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in Guangdong province at 00:16 am on Sunday, was the first international flight to arrive on the mainland after the restrictions were relaxed.
At Beijing Capital International Airport, Terminal 3-E and Terminal 2 reopened for international arrivals on Sunday, with passengers only needing to undergo routine customs and immigration checks.
Cathy Pacific Flight CX334 from Hong Kong to Beijing became the first flight…
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