Beijing Enforces Strict Entry-Exit Measures, Recommending Suspension of Travel From Areas With Medium and High Risks and Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

In view of the recent domestic epidemic, Beijing residents are strongly recommended to avoid all unnecessary travel outside of the city as well as international travel. Travel or business trips are also not recommended to medium and high-risk areas, areas with confirmed COVID-19 cases, or popular tourist destinations. Guidelines dictate that anyone who applies for departure from Beijing and who approves such application shall assume full responsibility. Strict management of all entries and exits from Beijing will be enforced. Personnel from Party and government organs, state-owned enterprises and institutions in Beijing are, in principle, not permitted to travel to medium and high-risk areas.

In principle, personnel from sub-districts and workplaces where confirmed cases and asymptomatic carriers have been reported in Beijing are not permitted to leave Beijing. For those who have to leave Beijing, they are required to present green code on the Health Kit and negative nucleic acid test results obtained within the past 48 hours. In addition, people from medium and high-risk areas in China and areas with reported COVID-19 cases are recommended to suspend their travel to Beijing. People who recently traveled to or stayed in medium and high-risk areas (such as Nanjing, Zhangjiajie and Zhengzhou), came in close contact with people from medium and high-risk areas, and traveled to or stayed in Zhangjiajie from July 17, are requested to report immediately to their nearest community (village), workplace or hotel. They are also asked to cooperate with all COVID-19 screening, quarantine, nucleic acid test, health monitoring and other prevention and control measures. They are forbidden from omitting, concealing, or providing false information related to the disease, nor are they to delay any reports pertaining to such information.

Private gatherings are to be avoided if at all possible, and the duration of any such activities should be kept to a minimum. Activities should be held in well-ventilated areas, and people who are ill should not participate. In addition, people must educate themselves further on preventive measures. People are advised to wear a mask, wash their hands regularly, ensure rooms where they are staying remain well-ventilated, and refrain from going to crowded places with poor air circulation. In public places, people should cooperate with all working staff by wearing a face mask, presenting their health code, having their temperature taken, as well as follow social distancing (one meter) and other measures.

If anyone exhibits symptoms such as a fever, cough, or fatigue, they should put on a face mask and go at once to the closest fever clinic at a hospital nearby. To avoid any potential delay in treatment, they should not self-medicate with drugs or go to clinics that are not qualified. Taking public transportation to see the doctor is not recommended. They should not go to work if they are feeling ill, but should report their travel history, close contacts during the recent period, and any physical abnormalities to their place of work.