The UK and France join the requirement that travelers from China test negative

The UK will require travelers from China to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departure due to the increase in coronavirus infections recorded in that country. In the absence of an official announcement from the government of Rishi Sunak, the BBC confirms that the executive branch is ready to announce the introduction of this requirement after Beijing confirmed that it will reopen its borders on January 8, for the first time since March 2020.

French authorities will also require a negative covid-19 test from passengers boarding from China to the European country, according to the French government, which joins other EU executives such as Italy and Spain in its restrictions on passengers from the Asian giant. Passengers traveling to French territory, either on a direct flight or with a stopover, will have to show a PCR or antigen test less than 48 hours old to board the flight from China.

Upon arrival in France, its authorities will randomly test passengers arriving from the Asian country. In the event of a positive test, the traveler agrees to self-isolate. Likewise, samples with coronavirus infection will undergo studies to check if there are new variants.

France and the United Kingdom will thus join other countries such as the United States, Italy, India, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia and Japan, which also ordered new measures after China reported a massive increase in cases as a result of the easing. its antiviral strategy.

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