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China to open borders as covid-19 cases rise

China to open borders as covid-19 cases rise

According to reports, starting on January 8, China won’t require foreign visitors to undergo quarantine. This action is being taken as the final significant departure from the nation’s stringent COVID policy and to help the economy.

Apparently, the only need for travelers entering China will be a COVID test result that is negative within 48 hours of departure. The National Health Commission also released a statement to that effect. As of right now, the need is for eight days of isolation,  out of which, five days must be spent in a designated quarantine central facility or hotel, followed by three days of quarantine at home.

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The commission announced a plan late on Monday to discontinue managing Covid-19 as a “Class A” contagious disease, which necessitates strict control measures, and reduce the virus to “Class B,” which only asks for more elementary treatment and prevention. China was reportedly considering such a step last month, which would allow it the flexibility to further relax public-health regulations.

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Additionally, it states that restrictions on the number of international flights between China and the rest of the globe as well as the maximum passenger capacity will be eliminated. Furthermore, the management of COVID has been lowered from the highest level to the second highest, eliminating the foundation for strict COVID zero limits. The National Health Commission did, however, emphasize that it would keep track of the virus’s progress and that it would not hesitate to take the necessary precautions to prevent COVID epidemics.

To minimize the effect of the infection rise on China’s already devastated economy, some towns announced that people with mild symptoms could return to work. Shanghai authorities said Saturday that the city’s 25 million people would not need to be isolated at home for more than seven days, even if they tested positive.

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Qantas Announces New Non-Stop Direct Flights from Perth to Paris

Qantas Announces New Non-Stop Direct Flights from Perth to Paris

Qantas has launched new direct flights between Perth and Paris, reconnecting Australia and France for the first time in 20 years.

This new route reduces the travel time between the two cities by approximately three hours and stands as the longest non-stop flight to France globally.

Initially, the flights will operate four times per week during the busy European summer and the Olympic and Paralympic periods, before scaling down to three services per week from mid-August. This new service will provide an additional 75,000 seats between Australia and Europe annually.

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Perth will serve as the gateway to Paris for travelers from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and other major Australian cities. French tourists will also benefit from seamless connections to over 60 destinations across Australia, allowing them to explore the country’s natural wonders.

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The flights will be operated using Qantas’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which is designed for long-haul travel. Passengers will enjoy large windows, high cabin humidity, and mood lighting to help them feel refreshed upon arrival.

To celebrate the new Paris route, Qantas has introduced several customer initiatives. These include limited edition Martin Grant-designed pyjamas with matching amenity kits and Neil Perry-curated menus for the Business cabin, featuring classic French dishes like Bouillabaisse of snapper and Skull Island prawns and a French 75 cocktail.

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Additionally, a special selection qantas movies list celebrating French cinema, including films such as Amélie and Midnight in Paris, will be available on the international inflight entertainment system throughout July. qantas inflight entertainment movie list 2024.

This route launch follows a significant agreement between Qantas and Perth Airport, aiming to expand the airline’s western hub. This agreement, along with the Group’s fleet renewal program, is set to add 4.4 million additional seats to and from Perth by 2031.

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