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What to expect when arriving in the city
From last Friday, people have lived or traveled in 24 countries within two weeks of their arrival in Shanghai must undergo 14-day quarantine at home or at designated places. So how does this work?

When a plane arrives at airport, customs officials board the plane to check passengers’ temperatures. Those found to have a fever are taken away by ambulance, while those seated close to them are taken to a designated place for quarantine.

The remaining passengers are then led to terminal buildings in groups to be questioned about their residence and travel history and whether they have been in contact with people infected with the COVID-19 virus.

Those who haven’t been to any of the 24 countries will be let go, while those who have will have to register at the arrival hall with police from the district where they are going to stay.

Those with a residence in Shanghai will be taken by bus to a place for COVID-19 virus test before they are driven to their homes or designated places. In the case of a positive test, they are taken to the hospital.

Anyone without a Shanghai residence is quarantined at the airport.

Passengers transferring to another flight or to trains will be handed over to the airline handling their next flight or transported to train stations after health checks.

The 24 countries on the city’s key areas list so far are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the United States.

The city’s Hongqiao International Airport suspended all international flights, as well as flights to and from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, from Wednesday to prevent coronavirus transmission from imported cases.

Instead, these flights will be transferred to the Pudong International Airport.

The Hongqiao airport will still remain available for such flights should they require emergency landing, or if the Pudong airport is unavailable, according to the city government.



Editor: Li Xinran Shanghai Daily
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