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Int'l travelers asked to "think twice" about choosing Beijing for flight transfer


BEIJING, March 23 (Xinhua) -- International travelers were advised Monday to "think twice" about choosing Beijing Capital International Airport for transferring to flights to other countries, as China is stepping up efforts to curb the mounting risk posed by imported COVID-19 cases.

Under China's new regulation, starting from Monday, all international flights scheduled to arrive in Beijing will be redirected to airports in 12 other Chinese cities, including Tianjin and Hohhot, said Liu Haitao, an official with the National Immigration Administration, at a press conference.

Passengers would go through entry procedures and quarantine measures at the designated cities' airports before they continue their flights to Beijing, Liu said, urging travelers to reserve enough time for their next flights to make sure that they do not miss their outbound flights.

Due to the epidemic situation abroad, inbound foreigners should report information including invitation and reception units and contact person in China, address of passage places and destinations, as well as personal contact information, Liu said.

Foreign travelers who fail to meet entry requirements, or do not answer inquires and report information according to facts, are not allowed to enter into China, Liu said.


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