European international locations tighten entry necessities for passengers from China amid surge in COVID-19

Beijing’s resolution to calm down its zero-COVID coverage has led to a surge in China’s COVID-19 instances. Because the nation seems to be opening its borders, Europe is starting to ramp up its defenses.

The French authorities confirmed on Friday that guests arriving from China should current a adverse COVID-19 check initially of their flight.

The Spanish authorities additionally introduced that each one passengers arriving from China should current adverse COVID-19 exams or proof of vaccination.

Later Friday night time, the UK authorities additionally confirmed that passengers arriving from mainland China could be requested to current a adverse COVID-19 check.

It follows the choice of the Italian authorities to additionally implement stricter entry rules for passengers from China.

“On the nationwide stage, we are going to introduce airport controls the place all passengers arriving from China should current a adverse COVID-19 check or present they’re absolutely vaccinated,” confirmed Carolina Darias, Spain’s well being minister.

Darias additionally stated her authorities will push for comparable motion on the European stage. And this although the European Heart for Illness Prevention and Management (ECDC) described such strikes as “unjustified” on Thursday.