As of March 11, Australia will no longer require a pre-travel coronavirus test from those arriving to the country from China, the Australian Health Minister announced on Thursday. The relief also applies to those arriving from Hong Kong and Macau.
This is a sensible, considered decision based on the decline in the number of cases in China, the regular reporting of cases in China and the fact that we have strengthened our capabilities to identify and manage overseas variants of concern in Australia.
– informed Mark Butler.
Following the lifting of China’s strict anti-epidemic measures, several countries, such as Japan, South Korea and the United States, required a negative test from those departing from China before traveling, but since then this requirement has all been withdrawn or already announced that they will be withdrawn.
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