Chinese authorities have announced that some Beijing-bound international flights will be diverted to nearby cities for health screenings in the coming days.
Passengers will clear immigration and customs at their first point of entry and only those deemed healthy will be allowed to board the same aircraft again to fly to Beijing.
Some context: The Chinese capital has recorded a growing number of imported coronavirus cases in recent days.
Beijing authorities have already tightened screening and quarantine procedures targeting international arrivals. With a few exceptions, all travelers arriving from abroad are now required to undergo a 14-day quarantine at designated government facilities at their own expense.
by Steven Jiang