China may soon reduce the existing 10-day Covid-19 quarantine period for incoming tourists to seven or eight days. As reported by a Reuters news. Under the proposed regulation, immigrants would be required to spend five days in a quarantine facility and an additional two or three days at home, compared to the present requirement of seven days in a facility, which is often a hotel, and an additional three days under home surveillance.
This action would follow China’s June decision to halve the quarantine period for incoming tourists. According to health authorities at the time, the shorter incubation period of the Omicron variety allowed for shorter quarantine periods. China’s “dynamic Covid zero” regulations, which include enforced quarantine and RT-PCR testing upon passengers’ arrival, have reduced inbound and outbound travel. International flights to and from China are a tiny fraction of what they were before Covid.