The US government is considering new Covid restrictions for travelers from China.
China recently ended its draconian “zero Covid” policy after violent protests.
According to reports, China is experiencing a new wave of the new crown epidemic.
The US may impose new Covid restrictions on travelers from China, such as requiring a negative Covid test on arrival.
Bloomberg News Report:
The United States is considering new coronavirus precautions for people traveling from China, where infection rates are rising rapidly as officials roll back Covid-zero restrictions.
U.S. officials have said the administration is concerned about the surge in cases in China and has raised questions about the transparency of China’s reported data on the spread of the virus. The officials requested anonymity to discuss internal thinking.
Japan now requires travelers from China to test negative for Covid-19 on arrival, while Malaysia has implemented new tracking and surveillance measures. The U.S. is considering similar measures to prevent further spread of the virus, officials said.
Discontent over Covid Zero sparked protests in China, leading authorities to move quickly to end the policies and three-year self-isolation from the rest of the world. However, the speed of these changes has led to a surge in infections.
U.S. officials said they were considering new travel precautions in consultation with public health experts and international partners. The talks were motivated in part by concerns over a lack of genome sequencing data that could help identify new variants as they emerge, they said.