COVID-19: Quarantine procedure updated for travelers arriving in Shanghai

27 Jul 20

CHINA

IMPACT – HIGH

As of July 27, travelers arriving in Shanghai from overseas may spend half of their 14-day quarantine period at home, if they are able to meet a certain conditions.

Key Points:

  • Travelers whose final destination is Shanghai may apply to complete their quarantine period at home from the eighth day thereof if:
    • They hold residency in the city.
    • They live apart from family members who are not under quarantine or live with others who agree to be quarantined with them.
    • They are able to produce a negative COVID-19 nucleic test on the fifth day of their quarantine period.
  • On the eighth day of quarantine, the authorities will transport those who qualify from the collective quarantine location to their homes.
  • The government will continue to allow conditional home quarantine for senior citizens, under-aged individuals, pregnant and breastfeeding women, individuals with mobility restrictions, family caregivers, and individuals with certain diseases.

Additional information: The authorities will transport travelers whose final destination is Jiangsu, Zhejiang, or Anhui province to their destination to continue their quarantine after seven days of collective quarantine in Shanghai, provided that their COVID-19 nucleic test on the fifth day is negative. Those whose final destination is in another region of China will still be placed under the compulsory 14-day quarantine arrangement in Shanghai. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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