March 8, 2023
Public Health/Prevention | Tea Leaves
  • The U.S. government is planning to lift COVID-19 testing requirements on travelers from China on Friday, amid a decline in cases there following a winter surge, according to people familiar with the matter. Those traveling to the U.S. from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau were previously required to submit a negative Covid test before departure following a Biden administration order that went into effect on January 5. At the time, U.S. officials said the restrictions were necessary because of a deadly wave of infections across China and cited a lack of transparency from Beijing about the scale of the surge or specific variants. (Articles here, here, here, and here)