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Jul 28, 2022 02:41 AM
CHINA

Beijing Reopens for International Flights After Covid Isolation

On July 26, VariFlight data showed 94 international flights going to and from China, down from 2,883 on the same day in 2019.
On July 26, VariFlight data showed 94 international flights going to and from China, down from 2,883 on the same day in 2019.

(Bloomberg) — Beijing is gradually restoring direct inbound passenger flights from overseas after more than two years of suspension for Covid control as China eases parts of what is still the toughest pandemic border regime in the world.

Air China Ltd.’s website shows it restarted a direct flight from Paris once a week, while ANA will resume weekly flights from Narita in August. Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates’ Etihad Airways PJSC resumed direct flights to the capital in late June after China halved the length of time incoming travelers must spend in a quarantine facility to seven days, state broadcaster China National Radio reported earlier this month.

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