Canada will require a negative COVID-19 test for passengers coming from China

Morocco prohibits entry to all travelers from China as of January 3

MADRID, Jan. 1 (.) –

Canada has announced that it will request a negative COVID-19 test from passengers coming from China as of January 5, thus joining other countries such as Australia and the United States, which have already decided to strengthen border control with the Asian country.

“These planned health measures will apply to travelers regardless of their nationality and vaccination status. They are temporary, in force for 30 days, and will be re-evaluated as more data and evidence becomes available,” the Canadian government specified in a statement.

The measure will come into effect from 12:01 p.m. (local time) and will apply to all travelers arriving on flights originating in China, Hong Kong or Macao. In this way, passengers will have to present a negative COVID-19 test carried out no more than two days before their departure or, failing that, an antigen test.

“Passengers who tested positive more than ten days before their departure flight, but not more than 90 days, can provide the airline with documentation of their previous positive result, instead of a negative result,” explained the Canadian Executive. .

For its part, Morocco has decided to ban the entry of all travelers from China as of January 3 “in order to avoid a new wave of spread in Morocco and all its consequences.”

“This exceptional measure in no way stains the sincere friendship between the two peoples and the strategic association between the two countries and to which the Kingdom continues to be strongly united,” the Foreign Ministry explained in a statement, collected by the news agency MAP news.

The explosion of COVID-19 cases in China, resulting from the withdrawal of most of the restrictions imposed throughout the pandemic, has generated worldwide concern and has led to the imposition in several countries of new controls for travelers from of the Asian giant.

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