Officially, China has no specific policy for vaccinated travelers, according to Reuters.
China is reportedly denying entry to individuals who have taken the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, Adam Curry of the “No Agenda” podcast claimed.
Curry explained on his “Mark of the Mask” episode that his producer’s wife, who works at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, learned firsthand that China had severe travel restrictions for U.S. employees entering the country to help build a new park in Beijing.
“She’s getting asked to go help finish their new park in Beijing set to open this summer. Human resources gave her the rundown on what it takes to get into China right now,” Curry said Thursday (39:30 minute mark).
“And she says, ‘I’ll work backwards. When you get to China, you have to quarantine for two weeks in what is essentially a Chinese Motel 6 with Hall monitors. You can’t leave your room or they shout at you in Chinese, they bring you food every meal, you can’t go outside and you can barely do laundry.’”
“But our anonymous producer continues: ‘What I found more interesting is what you need to do before you go. They want you to take both tests, the PCR and the antibody test, you cannot test positive on either.’”
“So he says it seems strange, they wouldn’t want people with the antibodies, but maybe they’re being overly cautious. But here it comes: ‘If you have had either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, you are not allowed entry into China.’ Hello. What’s that about?” Curry asked.
According to mainstream news reporting from last week, China has not specified a policy for vaccinated travelers.
CAN VACCINATED PEOPLE ENTER CHINA?
China does not say clearly how it decides to exempt vaccinated people from its requirements for negative antibody tests.
Responding to a query on the topic, one of its Singapore embassy staff said a vaccinated foreigner can submit an immunization certificate and await a response. China’s Foreign Ministry declined to comment.
Why would China want to keep vaccinated traveler out of the country? Perhaps it thinks the vaccines are a risk to its population?