According to the latest news (as of August 28th, 2023), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China announced that starting from August 30th, 2023, individuals entering China will no longer be required to undergo pre-entry COVID-19 nucleic acid or antigen testing.
This new regulation will greatly facilitate inbound tourism to China and provide tourists with a more convenient travel experience.
China is a country rich in historical and cultural heritage and natural beauty, attracting a large number of domestic and international tourists. However, in the past three years, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, inbound tourism has become more complex and cumbersome. But starting from August 30, individuals entering China will no longer be required to undergo pre-entry COVID-19 nucleic acid or antigen testing, which will have a positive impact on inbound tourism to China.
The new regulation will improve the convenience of inbound tourism. In the past, pre-entry COVID-19 testing was a mandatory procedure for tourists. This required tourists to arrange for testing in advance and wait for the results, increasing the uncertainty and time costs of travel. The introduction of the new regulation means that tourists will no longer need to undergo this testing, saving them time and energy, and making travel plans more flexible and convenient.
The pandemic has had a severe impact on the global tourism industry, and China’s tourism industry is no exception. However, as the pandemic is gradually brought under control, China’s tourism industry is gradually recovering.