China reopens: A win for events

As China lifts travel restrictions on inbound travelers, the events market in the country can now “reopen fully”.


For around three years, businesses in the country have suffered due to tight regulations before the quarantine period was lifted on Sunday.


This announcement is considered an “excellent news” for the industry, despite some rules remaining in place.


Travelers to China no longer need to carry out a quarantine period after three years of strict border controls, marking an “excellent” development for the exhibition industry.


The relaxation, which started on Sunday, is a major shift in the nation’s coronavirus regulations and provides some positive signs for events businesses across the region.


Covid-19 will also be downgraded to the less strict Category B from the current top-level Category A, according to the National Health Commission.


Officials are urged to follow up with fast and easy visa processes for people to travel to China.


The business events sector pleads the authorities to be included into those who will receive special government support to recover after the pandemic enforced inoperation.


China has suffered three years of zero-tolerance measures – including closed border and frequent lockdowns which have severely hit the nation’s economy and helped trigger the biggest show of public discontent since President Xi Jinping took power in 2012.


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Author: Deb Davad


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