The Netherlands and Portugal have joined other countries in requiring passengers arriving on flights from China to provide a negative certificate upon entry.
Pictured is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the Netherlands.
(European News Agency)
[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] China will fully unblock on January 8 this year, causing countries to be cautious. The European Council's crisis management mechanism "Integrated Political Crisis Chinese passengers are tested before departure and must hold negative certificates to board the plane and other anti-epidemic measures. In this regard, the Netherlands and Portugal have announced to join the ranks of other countries, requiring passengers from Chinese flights to attach negative certificates when entering the country.
According to Agence France-Presse, after China relaxed the strict zero-clearing policy in early December last year, it did not plan complete supporting measures, which caused a tsunami-like surge in the number of domestic infected cases. Although the epidemic continued to spread, the Beijing authorities announced that they would On the 8th, the quarantine measures such as entry were lifted, which was regarded by the outside world as a national border relief.
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At the same time, the Dutch government and the Portuguese government announced on the 6th local time to follow up with other countries and will require Chinese flight passengers to attach a negative certificate of Wuhan pneumonia (new coronavirus disease, COVID-19) when entering the country.
Dutch Health Minister Ernst Kuipers said the Dutch policy is in line with EU recommendations and that the restrictions will come into effect on January 10.
He said, "As part of Europe's overall epidemic prevention, it is very important for us to introduce epidemic prevention restrictions."
At the same time, the Portuguese Ministry of Health also issued a statement on the evening of the 6th. Passengers flying from China to Portugal must show a negative certificate of Wuhan pneumonia before boarding the plane. This regulation will come into effect on the 7th local time.
In addition, both the Dutch and Portuguese governments clearly stated in their announcements that passengers should wear masks when taking flights from China.
It is reported that the European Council's crisis management mechanism "Integrated Political Crisis Response Team" (IPCR) suggested on the 4th that member states should take anti-epidemic measures such as testing passengers from China before departure and requiring negative certificates to board the plane.
Faced with this situation, many countries have implemented the latest epidemic prevention measures for passengers from China, including the United States, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, etc.
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