Beijing threatened to take countermeasures after about ten countries Fresh COVID-19 situation test requirements on Those traveling abroad from China, as the country is facing a surge in cases.
Condemned by the Chinese authorities decision Tuesday after the United States, Canada, France and Japan among dozens of else countries They confirmed that they would now ask the travelers show COVID negative test Before arrival.
“some countries Foreign Ministry spokesman, Mao Ning, said in an interview with a regular instructions.
“This lacks scientific basis and some practices are unacceptable,” she added warning China can “take countermeasures based on it.” on Principle of exchange.”
China is experiencing a sharp decline rise in infections years later of Strict zeroCOVID restrictions have suddenly eased last Month with Few warning Or preparation, hospitals and crematoriums were quickly overwhelmed.
In late December, Beijing said inbound travelers would not return either required To quarantine, sending many Chinese people Rush to plan long-awaited trips abroad.
Countries have cited China’s lack of Transparency about infection data f risk of new Variables appear as reasons to restrict travelers.
China has recorded just 22 coronavirus deaths since December, after narrowing the criteria dramatically for classification of such deaths.