Beijing, November 5
China has barred non-Chinese travellers from Indian, Britain, Belgium and the Philippines, imposing some of the most stringent entry curbs of any country as global Covid cases surge.
The restrictions, which cover those with valid visas and residence permits and take effect in conjunction with a more restrictive testing regime for arrivals from several other countries, drew a frosty response from Britain.
“We are concerned by the abruptness of the announcement and the blanket ban on entry, and await clarification,” said the British Chamber of Commerce. — Reuters