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Old Nov 30, 22, 4:21 am
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Originally Posted by FirstTjj View Post
Does anyone know if there is a sign current restrictions drop and more transit points and airlines are allowed, are there any recent updates on this?
What restrictions on transit points still exist? Isn't the latest policy simply a 48-hour negative PCR test from any testing venue that the local PRC consulate approves of? I haven't bothered to figure out how they calculate the 48 hours yet.

In terms of "more airlines allowed", I'm guessing that giving existing back more of their previous frequencies will take precedence.
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Old Nov 30, 22, 4:37 am
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
What restrictions on transit points still exist?
If your originating flight is from outside of China, you are not allowed to transit in China or in Macau. You can transit in Hong Kong to another location BUT you cannot transit from Hong Kong to mainland China.

No, nothing has changed, and most rumors went nowhere.
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Old Nov 30, 22, 5:10 am
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Originally Posted by gudugan View Post
If your originating flight is from outside of China, you are not allowed to transit in China or in Macau. You can transit in Hong Kong to another location BUT you cannot transit from Hong Kong to mainland China.

No, nothing has changed, and most rumors went nowhere.
-of course you can't transit in China because quarantine happens at the point of entry
-Macau is similar. If you q for seven days there, you are effectively already in China
-in the case of HK, you need to wait until day 3 before you can take the in-airport PCR test
I'm pretty sure the OP wasn't asking about these cases though.
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Old Nov 30, 22, 6:37 am
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Yeah, transiting in other countries is now pretty easy, with less requirements for Covid tests and HDC codes.
Also, there's several new routes being announced (Hainan and Air China).
There's definitely some positive developments for getting to China.
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Old Nov 30, 22, 8:18 pm
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Does anyone know why UA has zeroed out Y between Dec 4 and 30?
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Old Nov 30, 22, 8:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Palal View Post
Does anyone know why UA has zeroed out Y between Dec 4 and 30?
In which direction?

Edit: okay, see it now: SFO ---> PVG is zeroed out. No idea why.
PVG ---> SFO is still showing up.

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Old Dec 1, 22, 5:37 am
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I take back my statement, things are changing.

​​​Beijing will allow some virus-infected people to isolate at home, starting with residents of the citys most-populous district, a landmark shift that reflects the pressure officials are under from a record outbreak and public opposition to Covid Zero. Low-risk patients can do home isolation for a week if they choose, people familiar with the plans said, dialing back a nationwide policy that has seen everyone with Covid sent to government quarantine sites regardless of severity, to halt transmission chains. The shift has already begun in Chaoyang district home to some 3.5 million people as well as foreign embassies and company offices and it will act as an example for other districts to follow, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing an order thats not yet public.​​​​
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...uverify%20wall
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Old Dec 1, 22, 7:18 pm
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Originally Posted by gudugan View Post
I take back my statement, things are changing.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...uverify%20wall
There is some speculation here whether that is actually true though. At least it may not be quite as 'easy' to home quarantine as this article makes it sound like.
I was searching this exact info a couple of days ago, and the MAIN article (pre-dating the Bloomberg one mentioned above) that popped up in search engines was from globaltimes.cn: BUT, the link was already dead within an hour of posting, so I never saw the full article. Only managed to grab this snippet before the search engine's cache was purged. The notice mentioned below is rumored to have been fake and photoshopped!!!


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Old Dec 2, 22, 2:22 am
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They put out good sounding news for the foreign press. Watch the stocks pop in HK and then sell off their profits whilst they backtrack on everything they say on the ground. It's happened too many times now to be a coincidence.
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Old Dec 2, 22, 4:37 am
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Originally Posted by travelinmanS View Post
They put out good sounding news for the foreign press. Watch the stocks pop in HK and then sell off their profits whilst they backtrack on everything they say on the ground. It's happened too many times now to be a coincidence.
Oh ye of little faith.

Actually I share your lack of faith at the moment. Hard to tell which way things are headed. Once they get protestors off the street I would not be at all suprised to see policies reworded to sound better but many cities reverting to their prior practices.

Was it Zhengzhou today that reiterated its full commitment to a complete eradication of covid so they would not be changing any quaranting or testing rules?
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Old Dec 2, 22, 6:57 pm
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Originally Posted by travelinmanS View Post
It's happened too many times now to be a coincidence.
I dunno...
Something is different this time. There's an eerie atmosphere floating around, and unusual, uncommon behavior from the people.
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Old Dec 2, 22, 7:37 pm
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Originally Posted by narvik View Post
I dunno...
Something is different this time. There's an eerie atmosphere floating around, and unusual, uncommon behavior from the people.
I've seen the moniker of "most important moment in Chinese history since 1989" a few times now.
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Old Dec 2, 22, 9:42 pm
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Originally Posted by narvik View Post
I dunno...
Something is different this time. There's an eerie atmosphere floating around, and unusual, uncommon behavior from the people.
Are you talking about the Covid rules? I think its the same ambiguous poop show its been for the last few years. If youre talking about the protests, theyve already pretty much ended in Shanghai at least. Nothing more is going to come of them IMHO.
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Old Dec 2, 22, 9:57 pm
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Originally Posted by travelinmanS View Post
Are you talking about the Covid rules? I think its the same ambiguous poop show its been for the last few years. If youre talking about the protests, theyve already pretty much ended in Shanghai at least. Nothing more is going to come of them IMHO.
I agree with your last two sentences. You and I have both seen similar games countless times.
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Old Dec 3, 22, 12:02 am
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Originally Posted by travelinmanS View Post
Are you talking about the Covid rules? I think it’s the same ambiguous poop show it’s been for the last few years. If you’re talking about the protests, they’ve already pretty much ended in Shanghai at least. Nothing more is going to come of them IMHO.
I am talking about everything; the mood of the people, the unease that's lingering in the air, the uncertainty, the Covid restrictions; all of it.
This is not the same as before. This all feels like completely new territory, IMO.

Added: they just removed all testing stations here in Beijing (except some in the apartment complexes), and no more 'recent test result' needed for subways, buses, and malls from Monday onward.
Not sure how this is all going to work out, or play out.....but dang!!!!
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