A Letter to Foreign Nationals
The COVID-19 epidemic has been spreading rapidly outside China. The number of people infected has been rising sharply, and the risk of cross-border transmission is higher than ever. To forestall imported cases of infection and consolidate what we have achieved so far in prevention and control, Zhejiang province has taken the following measures in accordance with the actual conditions and needs of combating the disease in the province:
I. Incoming passengers found with fever or other symptoms at a terminal outside Zhejiang will be taken care of in accordance with relevant containment rules of that jurisdiction, and Zhejiang will stay in close communication through the inter-province coordination mechanism. If passengers with such symptoms are found at terminals within our province, the government of the city where the terminal is located will arrange for hospital diagnosis and treatment, and the quarantine of close contacts in accordance with local regulations.
II. Incoming passengers from South Korea, Italy, Iran and Japan will be allocated transportation to their destination and isolated at designated facilities. Those who are from, or have visited these four countries in the last 14 days will be put under medical observation at designated facilities and provided with all the daily necessities. After arriving at their destination or place of residence, they will be placed under a 14-day quarantine at facilities arranged by local governments.
III. Incoming passengers from the following 21 countries and regions will be provided with transportation to their destination and put under quarantine: France, Germany, Spain, Singapore, the United States, Kuwait, Bahrain, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Australia, Switzerland, Malaysia, Norway, Canada, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Austria, Sweden, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan region. In principle, their travel from airport to destination will be arranged by either the local governments of their destination or their employers. Self-arranged transportation needs to be declared in advance and is only allowed in absolutely necessary circumstances. Upon arrival at their destination, they should check in with their community within one hour so as to be included in the local grid-based management system. Those with their own residence will be put under home quarantine for 14 days; those without will stay at designated facilities for a 14-day quarantine period arranged by the local government. For travellers from France, Germany, Spain, Singapore and the US, local governments may also require a 14-day quarantine at designated facilities pending local regulations.
IV. For incoming passengers from countries and regions other than the 25 listed above, travel registration and regular health reporting are required. Incoming passengers could use self-arranged transportation to get to their destination and check in with their community within one hour upon arrival, so that they could be included in the local grid-based management system. They should also apply for the Health Code or a special travel permit in accordance with local regulations, and report their health conditions, including body temperature, to their community on a daily basis. Those who violate local regulations, which results in bad consequences, will be held accountable by law.
V. All costs incurred during hospital test and treatment (when symptoms are found upon arrival) or during centralized isolation (for those with no symptoms upon arrival but still need to be isolated for medical observation) will be borne by travellers themselves.
VI. From March 10th onwards, rules regarding overseas incoming travellers applying for the Health Code have been modified as follows: for those who are from, or have visited the above-mentioned 25 countries and regions in the last 14 days, when applying for the Health Code for the first time, they will get red code; if they have entered Zhejiang before the issuance of this notice, their earlier-assigned green code will not be changed to red; and if they are not yet in Zhejiang when this notice is issued, their code will be changed to red upon entering the province.
VII. The above control measures are subject to further changes according to the developments of the epidemic in different countries and regions. Such changes will be released to the public promptly.
VIII. The prevention and control measures of Zhejiang Province will be applied indiscriminately to foreign and Chinese nationals. When implementing these containment measures, we will give due consideration to the reasonable concerns of foreign nationals with full respect for their language, culture and customs.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the containment measures. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
|[发布：北京时间 2020/3/17 9:35:32]