fredag 7. januar 2022

Traveling to China during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go

The Covid-19 pandemic started in China's Hubei province, but early and strict lockdowns means the country has got it under control. However, most visitors are not yet allowed entry. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games would be open to domestic tourists, but not international ones. The IOC also stated that only fully vaccinated athletes will be able to skip the 21-day quarantine.

The Games kick off on February 4, and the Paralympics will end on March 13. These guidelines will apply for the entire period.

This is of course one of the world's greatest ancient civilizations. China brought us papermaking, printing, and, of course, tea. Its many dynasties have left their marks in world-famous heritage sites, such as the Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an, and ancient towns such as Lijiang. But it's also thoroughly modern, with mushrooming cities and skyscrapers pricking the clouds.