Chinese cities loosen restrictions ahead of Spring Festival after seeing zero new domestic COVID-19 case
02/10/2021|12:07:40 PM|Global Times

Multiple cities in China have eased transportation restrictions ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year after the country has recorded several days with no locally transmitted COVID-19 cases. People with green health code can travel more freely within and outside their residential province and visit friends and family during the holidays. 

Railway services from North China's Hebei Province to Beijing resumed operation on Tuesday, three days before the formal start of the Spring Festival, the most important festival among Chinese people for family reunion. Passengers can enter the stations with a negative certificate of nucleic acid test conducted within the previous seven days. 

Shijiazhuang, the epicenter city in the latest outbreak in Hebei, resumed its train service on Monday after a one-month suspension due to the COVID-19 flare-up.  

The two airports in Beijing also adjusted its entrance policies on Monday, allowing passengers to use digital health codes recognized anywhere in the country, not limited to Beijing as per original requirements. 

To ensure orderly traffic flow during the holidays, dubbed as the country's busiest time for travel, many cities have implemented plans with classified requirements for people identified with different level of COVID-19 risks.

The Chinese mainland has not reported a single domestic confirmed COVID-19 case for two consecutive days as of Tuesday. 

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