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Press announcement

COVID-19 in China

On 8 January, the authorities eased travel restrictions related to COVID-19 across China, Hong Kong and Macao (both China SAR), relaxing requirements for domestic and international passengers. Land borders with Hong Kong and Macao have also reopened. Approximately 45,000 people travelled between the mainland and Hong Kong on 8 January. Travel volume is expected to increase considerably, especially from 21-27 January, during the Chinese New Year holiday period.

International SOS is advising clients contemplating travel to China to call the Assistance Centre to discuss the implications and challenges caused by the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and reconfirm any health and quarantine requirements within China, and to enter destinations after leaving China. An increasing number of countries now require a negative COVID-19 test for travellers from China. Essential travel to China can proceed subject to an individual risk assessment of personal health status and COVID-19 situation.

International SOS is monitoring the situation closely. Please contact us if you are media and would like to speak with one of our experts about situation.

We encourage clients to sign up for our latest China alerts via email, through the Assistance App, or via our Online Portal.