China to End Quarantine Requirement for Foreign Visitors Next Month

China is reportedly considering dropping quarantine requirements for foreign visitors in January as part of its drive to phase down its harsh Covid Zero policy.

According to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter, Chinese authorities are considering a “0+3” policy, in which the requirement to stay in a quarantine hotel or isolation facility would be scrapped, and arrivals into the country would instead be subject to three days of monitoring. Details are still being sorted out.

Travelers to China are currently required to quarantine at a hotel or other facility for at least the first five days after arrival. Those who have a residence in the city where they enter China are then permitted to spend the next three days at home, but are not permitted to leave.