Many EU countries “advise” against all travel to China

Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg advise against all non-essential travel to China, as the country faces an unprecedented wave of coronavirus infections in three years.

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“We are currently advising against non-essential travel to China. The reason is the sharp rise in Covid infections and the overburdened health system in this country,” the German Foreign Ministry’s rapid response center said on Twitter.

“Luxembourg supports German travel advice and is currently advising against all non-essential travel to China,” the Grand Duchy’s foreign ministry announced in a statement late Saturday afternoon.

Even, he writes in Belgium: “Since December, China has experienced the largest wave of infections due to the end of the zero COVID policy. In view of the risk of hospital saturation and, therefore, the risk of not being able to quickly take care of in an emergency, non-essential travel remains not recommended for the time being.” The website of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs states.

China is facing an unprecedented wave of pollution for three years, and the European Union strongly encouraged this week its member states to impose the examination that is carried out in China, before the trip, in addition to complementing this system with “random tests” upon arrival in Europe. Soil.

As a precautionary measure, many countries including the US, Japan, France and Germany have already issued similar measures.

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Despite the rebound in pollution, Chinese authorities will end mandatory quarantine on arrival in China on Sunday and once again allow Chinese to travel abroad, after three years of frustration.

Beijing on Tuesday denounced the imposition of coronavirus tests by some countries, deeming them “unacceptable” and threatening “countermeasures”.

For its part, the World Health Organization (WHO) condemns Beijing’s controversial methods of counting Covid victims. Although Chinese hospitals are overcrowded and crematoriums are overcrowded, the authorities have reported very few COVID-19-related deaths.

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