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China scraps inbound quarantine rules in decisive break with zero-Covid regime

By Thomas Hale

26 Dec 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

China will end inbound quarantine early next year as the country continues to dismantle its zero-Covid regime. FT investigates what this will mean for the nation's economy and healthcare system.

China will remove quarantine requirements for inbound travellers from January 8 as the country dismantles the remnants of a zero-Covid regime that closed it off from the rest of the world for almost three years.

The National Health Commission on Monday unveiled the move as part of a wider announcement that downgraded the country’s management of Covid-19, a virus which is currently sweeping the nation, and definitively abandoned a host of other preventive measures.

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