Quarantine for Inbound Passengers Shortened to 7 + 3
Big News on our inching closer to less hassle. China today has updated its New Coronavirus Prevent and Control Plan to the now 9th edition. The juiciest update for expats coming into China is a nationwide shortening of central quarantine from 14 + 7 to 7 days plus 3 days of "house health monitoring". No announcement has been made by the Shanghai authorities if, and how soon the new policy will be implemented. However, if we combine this with China's recent announcement about canceling PU letter requirements for a work visa... this is stacking up to be very positive for people who have been trying to get back into the Middle Kingdom.
China Easing Testing Requirements For Inbound Travelers:
More good news is that we're inching towards more ease in getting back into China. Instead of requiring two PCR Tests plus a Rapid Antigen Test, the requirement is being reduced to ONE PCR test before boarding a flight inbound to China.
Disneyland Re-Opens on June 30
One day after restaurants in Shanghai will be allowed to accept dine-in customers, Shanghai Disneyland also re-opens this coming Thursday, with a limited capacity. The majority of experiences will be open. Tickets will go on sale on June 29th.
Zero Covid for Another Five Years was a Typo
An announcement by the Beijing Daily quoting Beijing party secretary Cai Qi saying that China will maintain its dynamic zero Covid policy for another 5 years was an error by their journalists, according to the head of Beijing Daily. The phrase "5 years" was wrongly copied and pasted from another paragraph to save time in getting the report out. PHEW.