All overseas arrivals in Shanghai must now undergo central quarantine
All inbound passengers from overseas arriving in Shanghai will be required to undergo 14-day quarantine for medical observation at designated spots from Saturday, the city's coronavirus disease prevention and control authorities announced on Friday night.
Those already under home quarantine can continue as normal until their 14-day quarantine period ends, authorities said.
Only seniors, juveniles, pregnant women, people with physical disabilities, those who need to take care of the elderly or children, or those who have underlying diseases are allowed to apply for quarantine at home, authorities said.
Strict review will be implemented before they are allowed to undergo quarantine at home, authorities said.
All inbound passengers will also be required to undergo nucleic acid tests before being sent to quarantine, or into a medical facility if the result is positive.
Inbound diplomats and personnel involved in important economic and trade, scientific research and technology cooperation from overseas will follow other regulations, authorities said.
Meanwhile, international arrivals heading to other parts of China via Shanghai — except for those transferring to neighboring Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces — must also undergo 14-day quarantine in Shanghai before being allowed to travel on to their final destination, authorities have announced.
Arriving passengers whose final destinations are Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui will be picked up by authorities from the three provinces at the city’s airports and directly taken to their destinations, authorities said.