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szdaily -> China -> 
1st US charter flight since epidemic arrives in Beijing
    2020-09-15  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

THE first direct charter flight from the U.S. to Beijing since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic has landed in China, The American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China) said Sunday.

“History is made as AmCham China’s Back to Work Charter Flight becomes the first charter flight from the U.S. to fly directly into Beijing since COVID-19 began,” AmCham China said in a Twitter post.

A total of 87 passengers flew directly into Beijing from San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

The flight is also the first multi-company charter flight to fly from anywhere into the Chinese capital, AmCham China said.

After a successful health check and an efficient customs process, the passengers were transported in seven buses to a designated hotel in Beijing, where they will be placed under quarantine for two weeks in accordance with Beijing government regulations, the Global Times reported yesterday. The Beijing Municipal Government has confirmed that all passengers tested negative for COVID-19.

In March, China started to redirect all international flights scheduled for Beijing to airports in 12 other Chinese cities, where passengers must undergo customs clearance and quarantine. Those passing quarantine inspection were permitted to fly to Beijing.

As of Sept. 1, a total of 511 international flights had been redirected, the CAAC said, adding that the country will adopt stricter epidemic prevention measures and make overall arrangements for the gradual resumption of other Beijing-bound direct international flights.

Beijing has gradually resumed direct inbound flights to the city from eight countries, including Cambodia, Greece, Denmark, Thailand, Austria and Canada, starting Sept. 3, Xu Hejian, a spokesperson for the Beijing Municipal Government, told a press conference Sept. 2.

Priority will be given to flights from countries with low risk of cross-border infection, where nucleic acid tests have been conducted, Xu said.

The number of passengers on direct international flights to Beijing is now capped at around 500 each day during the trial period.  (CGTN)

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