Travellers at a departure lobby at Beijing Capital International Airport on Tuesday. US health officials said that starting on January 5, passengers arriving from China will be required to test negative for Covid-19 tests before being permitted to enter, according to reports. Photo: Kyodo
Travellers at a departure lobby at Beijing Capital International Airport on Tuesday. US health officials said that starting on January 5, passengers arriving from China will be required to test negative for Covid-19 tests before being permitted to enter, according to reports. Photo: Kyodo

Coronavirus: US will require travellers from China to test negative for Covid-19 before entering

  • American health officials are imposing the restriction, effective January 5, after China’s National Health Commission stopped releasing data on caseloads
  • ‘We have just limited information in terms of what’s being shared related to the … cases that are increasing, hospitalisation and especially deaths,’ a US official says

Travellers at a departure lobby at Beijing Capital International Airport on Tuesday. US health officials said that starting on January 5, passengers arriving from China will be required to test negative for Covid-19 tests before being permitted to enter, according to reports. Photo: Kyodo
Travellers at a departure lobby at Beijing Capital International Airport on Tuesday. US health officials said that starting on January 5, passengers arriving from China will be required to test negative for Covid-19 tests before being permitted to enter, according to reports. Photo: Kyodo
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