China slams 'unacceptable' Covid rules on nationals abroad, warns of 'counter measures'

AFP , Tuesday 3 Jan 2023

China Tuesday condemned fresh Covid test requirements by around a dozen countries on passengers travelling abroad from its territory, warning it could take "counter measures" in response.

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A civil guard gives indications to a passenger of a flight from Beijing after landing at the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport in Barajas, on the outskirts of Madrid, on December 31, 2022. AFP


"Some countries have taken entry restrictions targeting only Chinese travellers. This lacks scientific basis and some practices are unacceptable," foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning told a regular briefing, warning China could "take counter measures based on the principle of reciprocity".

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