The first wave of international travellers arrived in China yesterday, marking the start of the country’s reopening to the world without lengthy quarantine.
CZ312 from Toronto to Guangzhou and ZH9024 from Singapore to Shenzhen were the first to land on January 8. Both carried at least 380 passengers, according to a report by People’s Daily.
Beijing Capital International Airport has reopened Terminal 3-E and Terminal 2 for international arrivals. Local reports said the airport handled 10 passenger flights January 8. In preparation for the reopening, security forces and other areas of operations have been scaled up while Terminal 3-E’s border checkpoints, layout and facilities have been upgraded
China expects the reopening to boost domestic and international tourism during the upcoming Chinese New Year holidays.