Lunar New Year travellers wait for their trains at Hongqiao railway station in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
Lunar New Year travellers wait for their trains at Hongqiao railway station in Shanghai. Photo: AFP

China’s Lunar New Year trips top 42 million on day 8 as post zero-Covid travel takes off

  • Numbers up by 57 per cent from comparable day in 2022, with Ministry of Transport expecting more than 2 billion to travel over 40-day holiday season
  • Analysts advise cautious optimism, as infection fears and pandemic-induced cost constraints weigh on travel and other economic activity

Lunar New Year travellers wait for their trains at Hongqiao railway station in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
Lunar New Year travellers wait for their trains at Hongqiao railway station in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
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