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Test & Quarantine Required for All Inbound Passengers

2020-03-27

Starting from Zero O'clock, March 25, Beijing has taken the following measures to further tighten the prevention and control over COVID-19 given the fast spread of the pandemic outside China.

1. All inbound passengers arriving in Beijing, regardless of their destinations, should undergo quarantine in Beijing at designated places and receive nucleic acid test. People aged 70 and above, minors aged 14 and below, pregnant women and those with underlying conditions who are not suitable for quarantine at designated places should take nucleic acid test at a designated observation center before being discharged for home observation provided that they test negative.

2. All inbound passengers arriving in Beijing via other ports of entry within 14 days should undergo quarantine at designated places and receive nucleic acid test. Those who come to Beijing by plane or train should immediately proceed to the designated assembly point upon arrival at the airport or train station before being transferred to quarantine at designated places. Those who come to Beijing by road should report their personal information truthfully at checkpoints and comply with transfer arrangements. If anyone conceals outbound travel history or deliberately evades quarantine at a designated place, such case will be made public and the individual involved will be held accountable in accordance with the law.

Quarantine expenses should be self-borne, and nucleic acid test expenses may be covered by basic or commercial medical insurance if one has such a scheme.

Source: March 24 Beijing municipal press conference on COVID-19 prevention and control

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