China to remove PCR test requirement for incoming travelers – KESQ

BEIJING (AP) — Travelers entering China will no longer need to provide a negative PCR test result starting Saturday. A foreign ministry official said on Tuesday that travelers can show a negative antigen test result within 48 hours before boarding. It’s another relaxation of China’s “zero COVID” policies that has dramatically curbed travel. It resumed issuing all types of visas last month, but the PCR test requirement still deterred travelers. PCR tests are very accurate but cost time and money, while antigen tests are easier to obtain. Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning said airlines will no longer verify pre-departure test results.


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