As COVID-19 is still spreading around the world, Guangdong has updated its epidemic prevention and control measures, especially those imposed on inbound passengers, for the Spring Festival travel rush.
On Wednesday, the Guangdong government held a press conference, announcing a series of new entry measures effective during the Spring Festival holiday (between Feb 8th and 17th).
According to the conference, Guangdong will strictly implement the closed-loop management measures for all inbound arrivals from overseas. A negative result of nucleic acid test is also required before boarding.
Here are the details of the updates:
All inbound passengers entering via airports need to provide a negative result of nucleic acid test taken within two days before boarding.
Besides, travelers from certain countries and regions including the US, the UK, Canada and Nepal, need to provide negative result of IgM antibody test and apply for a green health code from the Chinese embassies or consulates.
All passengers entering from Hong Kong are required to provide a negative result of nucleic acid test effective within 24 hours.
The previous entry policies between the mainland the Macao has been basically resumed and the prevention and control measures in Guangdong and Macao currently go along with each other.
All passengers entering from Macao are required to provide a negative result of nucleic acid test effective within 7 days.
QUARANTINE & MEDICAL OBSERVATION
During the holiday period, all inbound arrivals entering via Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport will stay in Guangzhou for medical isolation. The previous measures of transferring to Foshan, Qingyuan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing will be suspended.
Entry via Shenzhen Bay Port
As for those who enter via the Shenzhen Bay Port and need to be quarantined, they will stay in Shenzhen for medical isolation. The previous measures of transferring to Dongguan, Huizhou, Shanwei and Zhongshan will be suspended.
In addition, starting from Feb 6, all inbound passengers entering via Guangdong’s entry points and required to take medical observation, in principle, will no longer be allowed to undergo a cross-city quarantine at home.
We will keep following the updates on the latest entry measures and visa policies. Stay tuned!
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SOURCE | GD Today / SilkRoadPost / 南方都市报