China is reducing the quarantine time for foreign-going vessels which will be deployed on domestic routes after arrival at Chinese ports.
ccording to China’s Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Health Commission, General Administration of Customs and National Immigration Administration, before sailing for domestic market, the quarantine period for international vessels will be seven days from when it arrives at the port of entry.
As for the crew, all should have have five COVID-19 tests during the seven coming days upon arrival. When the vessel completes the process for adjusting oceangoing routes to domestic routes, the crew’s health monitoring period will be reduced from 14 days to three days, and will be required to take a COVID-test on the third day.
In addition, the policy adjustment could cut the waiting time of the vessels transferring from international to domestic market, thus reducing operation costs and improve support for transportation demands.
While China continues to advocate for a zero COVID policy, it has relaxed some its most strict quarantine measures for international arrivals.