Beijing has threatened to retaliate against countries that impose COVID-19 restrictions on travelers arriving from China, following the country’s decision to open its borders to international tourism.
According to Sky News, the announcement comes after several countries, including the US, UK, France, and Spain, said that people traveling from mainland China would need to provide negative COVID-19 test results before flying.
The authorities of these countries attributed such demands to the rise in the number of cases of the coronavirus in China, amid the cancellation of some of its notoriously strict rules to contain the pandemic.
It is noteworthy that these countries no longer require such documents from travelers from most other countries of the world.
We believe that the entry restrictions adopted by some countries regarding China have no scientific basis, and some excessive actions are even more unacceptable. interchange,” said the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mao Ning.
At the same time, she emphasized that China is “ready to improve communication” on this issue.
In turn, Britain’s Department of Health said China suffered from the new rules because of a “lack of comprehensive medical information.” However, temporary measures will be reviewed if there are improvements in information sharing and data transparency.