China Favours Switzerland As A Tourist Destination

(MENAFN- Swissinfo) Chinese tourists on the Kleine Scheidegg in 2017 © Keystone / Peter Klaunzer

Chinese travel agencies will soon offer tourists 20 destinations around the world. Switzerland, which does not require a Covid test, is one of only two European countries on the list.

This content was published on January 25, 2023 - 11:19 January 25, 2023 - 11:19
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The announcement was made by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism on January 20, le temps newspaper reportedexternal link on Wednesday. This relaxation comes as Covid-19 has reportedly infected 80% of the population in recent weeks.

After nearly three years of strict border closures, Beijing decided on December 7 to lift most travel restrictions in China and then to allow its citizens to travel abroad again. From February 6, Chinese travel agencies can offer 20 destinations, including Switzerland and Hungary.

Earlier this year Beijing criticised the European Union's recommendations that people should be tested for Covid in China before flying to a European destination. This measure is applied by all of Switzerland's neighbours but was deemed unnecessary by Bern on January 11.




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