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China Discovery Working with You to Fight Against COVID-19

Dear travelers and world friends,

Warm greetings from China Discovery!

With the COVID-19 out breaking worldwide these days, our whole team here sincerely hope you and your families, friends, fellows are well.

The COVID-19 epidemic in China is basically under control. According to the latest update, around 421 confirmed cases (Updated at 09:00 am (Beijing time) on July 01, 2020) are still in hospital. On April 8, Wuhan lockdown was ended and this central city in China has reopened after more than 10 weeks' struggling. What great news! Most of the country is classified as low-risk areas. Besides, most tourist attractions, restaurants, hotels, transportation network all over China have been restoring. Compared with the total number of people with new crown virus infection (more than 80,000) earlier, this number indicates that the COVID-19 infection is getting controlled and the industries resuming gradually. Very few cases have been found in mainland China in recent days and most are imported cases (1918 till today) that people travel back from other countries potentially carrying virus. To check the real time Chinese COVID-19 data, please turn to the official site China Daily (Ref: https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/special_coverage/2020latestdata).

To a large extent, most people in China have defeated the virus and everything is getting back to track progressively. Nevertheless, we are still very conscious and careful to prepare the full protection measures in our daily life and work, people wear masks whenever they go out of home, wash hands often, try to avoid the public transportation and keep distance with each other etc. We suffered a lot from this virus and no one wish to see it break out again.

We are very caring about your health and safety during this world coronavirus storm. Our team have sorted out some information and suggestions about the COVID-19 published by the authoritative medical institution in China. Let’s work together to come out of COVID-19 with confidence and calmness! If you find it useful, you may also pass on it to your families, friends and people around you. We truly wish you and your lovely country can go through the hard time soon.

At last, if you have any questions and worries about Novel Coronavirus Disease, if you have any concerns about your future China tours, please let our professional China travel consultants know. Our whole team is ready to help and work for you at any time!

Blessings!

China Discovery


Traveling to & in China During COVID-19

1. Domestic Inbound:

● No 14-day quarantine requirement from low-risk areas (almost all the provinces and cities except Beijing belong to low risk areas).

● Visitors from high risk areas (such as 4 areas in Beijing) are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine in designated places and RNA test.

● Visitors from medium risk areas (such as 37 areas in Beijing) need to conduct RNA test when arrive, comply with the community health management (provide health notice and green health code, carry out health consultation).

2. International Inbound:

From 28th March, all passengers entering China from abroad, including those transferring in the ports in any cities, will be subject to RNA virus testing and centralized quarantine for 14 days. 

Please Note: Different cities/regions will implement different policies slightly. Before traveling to and in China, you’d better ask our travel consultants for more details.


How to Apply for Health Code of Entry?

If you are passengers who are allowed to enter China or if you are expats in China, you need to apply for health code of entry. Since different cities have different ways to apply for the health QR Code, it would be complicated to do it when traveling to multiple cities. To make things easy, you can get the commonly-used health code on “国家政务服务平台” APP to travel in different cities.

How to Apply for Health Code of Entry on “国家政务服务平台” APP?

● Download the “国家政务服务平台” APP and register (only accept real name and correct personal information);
● Click “Health Code of Entry (入境版)” to get registered. You need to provide valid certificate like passport, Chinese cellphone number to fill the info.
● After filling the form and verified, you will get the Health QR Code.

Health Code Appling

Click to Enlarge the Applying Procedures

About Prevention of COVID-19

1. Keep distance with people when talking.

The novel coronavirus can be transmitted via droplets and fly 1 to 2 meters in the air before falling to the ground. Droplets can be transmitted far longer when sneezing and coughing than speaking, so apart from keeping 1 to 2meters of distance. Also remember to wear a mask when you are close to someone else.

2. Washing hands can reduce risk of get infected

Please wash your hands promptly and properly after touching elevator buttons or using cash. Do not touch your nose or mouth or rub your eyes before washing your hands. Do not use smart phones while eating.

Why? Washing your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water kills the virus if it is on your hands.

3. Wearing a mask

A surgical or N95 mask shall be worn when visiting public areas, hospitals or taking public transportation.

The importance to wearing a mask

Novel coronavirus is transmitted via droplets and fomites during close, unprotected contact between an infector and infectee. 2019-nCoV during its incubation period, which may last up to 14 days before symptoms emerge. Rarely know that some spread might be possible before people show symptoms, there have been reported of this occurring with new coronavirus. So many persons even don’t realize themselves are carrying virus before show symptoms. When people realize they need to wear a mask, the virus is already spreading. So it's difficult to recognize who is carrying the virus by wearing a mask or not. In this case, wearing a mask is most efficient method of self-protection.

4. Practice respiratory hygiene

When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue-discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

Why? Covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing prevent the spread of germs and viruses. If you sneeze or cough into your hands, you may contaminate objects or people that you touch.

5. Avoid consumption of raw or undercooked animal products

Handle raw meat, milk or animal organs with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.

6. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces which can be contaminated with the virus. If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself.

7. Reduce outdoor activities as much as possible.

Avoid visiting areas where the disease is prevalent.

It is recommended to make less visits to relatives and friends and dining together during the epidemic prevention and control, and stay at home as much as possible.

Try to avoid visits to crowded public areas, especially places of poor ventilation, such as public bathrooms, hot springs, cinemas, internet bars, Karaokes, shopping malls, bus/train stations, airports, ferry terminals and exhibition centers, etc.

8. Keep indoors properly ventilated.

Open the window and ventilate 2-3 times a day for half an hour each time. Remember to keep warm since the temperature can change dramatically in the period where winter changes to spring.

9. Relax and do appropriate exercise.

It is advised that you do calisthenics and Tai Chi. The exercise time is preferably 30-40 minutes, four to five times a week. Remember to warm up before exercising.

10. Measure the daily body temperatures

Measure the daily body temperatures of you and your family members, and monitor respiratory tract infection symptoms.

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China Discovery is the enthusiastic, experienced local China travel agency at your side to support you and work for you! Let's build the confidence to conquer the COVID-19 TOGETHER!

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Questions & Discussions

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most informative information
Dear Rita,
Thank you for your most informative email.
It was wonderful to hear from you. I have passed your information onto my husband who is a general practitioner in our country.  He will share it with all of his colleagues. 
We are fortunate here in South Africa at this time, we seem to have managed to flatten the curve of COVID-19. That is not to say we has decreased the curve. We are currently under a 35 day lockdown which may be extended.  
My daughter and I hope to one day visit your beautiful country again. 
Sending you and all your family much strength during these uncertain times. 
Stay safe!!
Warm regards 
Samara
2020-04-23 09:56
wonderful China tour
Dear Ms. Wing Zeng.

Thank you for your kind considerations. We are all healthy without any corona symptoms.

Once again, thank you so much for organizing such a wonderful China tour for us. Everything was perfect: The guides, the hotels, the meals, just everything.

And thank you for the useful coronavirus prevention handbook.

I hope everything is fine for you and your family, as well.

Best regards,

Magnus
2020-04-13 09:26
thanks for your advice
Hello Mike,
Thank you for your email and your kind words of advice. I will pass on your information to those around me.
I am grateful that my husband and I could see such a beautiful part of China late last year before the virus hit.
Hope you are keeping safe and well.
We are beginning to experience lock down here in Australia to prevent the virus from spreading.
Hope to be able to make it back to China one day.
Kind regards,
Mrs. Anne Wong
2020-04-09 09:14
exceptional customer service
Dear Zeva,
I want to thank you for your truly exceptional customer service. You have been very helpful through this entire process.
If we should be able to reschedule a visit to China in the future, I will certainly use your services, and I would happily refer my friends and associates.
Sincerely,
Laurie
2020-04-07 09:40
good memory of China
Dear Vivien Li,

thanks for your email. I have a good memory of China which I think is one of the countries that I liked most today for the courtesy of its inhabitants and the tourist beauties, as well as being one of the most advanced in the world.

You have dealt with the coronavirus problem seriously and with determination and you can be an example for many other countries.

In Europe we are not as good as you but we hope that our politicians will learn from you.

I hope everything will pass and I will still have the opportunity to visit your beautiful country.

Mario
2020-03-31 10:20
wish to plan a future visit to China
Hello Vivien,
Thank you very much for your warm wishes and for sending this information. It is an interesting read and it does very much agree with the advice we are getting here in the UK. Yes, we are well but as we are in the early stages of the pandemic here in UK it remains a worrying time.
Of course, we have also been watching the situation in China and are pleased that things seem to be moving back towards normal. Our daughter Stephanie who works in Fuzhou was at home in the UK for a month following the outbreak and the closure of public schools in China after the New Year celebrations. She intended visiting for just one week but while she was home the outbreak spread around China and so she remained here. Her school have started teaching on-line and she has been able to do that.
Hearing that the situation was starting to get better in China, she was anxious to return and so she left home on the 15th of March. Unfortunately, she arrived in Haikou, en-route from Hong Kong to Fuzhou, and was caught by the 14-day quarantine for passengers arriving in China that started last Monday. She is now one week into her enforced stay before she will be allowed to fly to Fuzhou. However, although obviously a bit lonely, she is well and quite comfortable in the hotel, and is able to continue her on-line teaching. She is due to continue her travel next Tuesday, 31 March, and is now looking forward to re-joining her colleagues. And it does seem that she left here just in time as we are now starting a period of lockdown.
We do still have flights booked for a future visit to China in May but we have not made any plans yet because we do not know if we will be able to travel. If we can travel then we will contact you nearer the time to help with bookings – no doubt it has been a very quiet time for you recently.
It is a very difficult time for everybody. We are doing our best to heed the advice, as no doubt you have done. Thank you again for your message and we send you our very best wishes for the future.
Sincerely,
Chris & Jude
2020-03-27 11:10
postive situation in china
Dear Wonder,

Thank you very, very much for your message !

I must tell you that we were very worried about you, your family, and the families of all the very nice people we got to meet thanks to the wonderful (no pun intended !) trip you organized for us and which we cherish in our memories. We are extremely happy to hear from someone inside China that the situation has evolved very positively and that you feel that the crisis is on its way to be soon over in your country.

I believe that, contrarily to some other Western countries (Italy, Spain, the USA, ...), Belgium has tried to learn in a timely fashion from the Chinese experience with the novel coronavirus and that we are reasonably well prepared. Still, we are now in almost complete lockdown and life goes on in a very restricted way to limit propagation. Many of the recommendations in your document are already in force, but I shall distribute it to our circle of family and friends, since information resulting from the experience in China is obviously extremely valuable to us. We are also very grateful to China for the medical supplies your country has recently sent to supply our hospitals and our fronline medical staff.

We sincerely hope that the economic consequences of the coronavirus crisis won't be too painful to bear for the Chinese people and both Monique and I wish you all the best and a speedy return to "normal" life!

Yours sincerely,

Elie
2020-03-25 10:44
greatest admiration
Dear Echo,

You are so kind to provide us with this timely information. I have been concerned about you and the wonderful guides and drivers we met through you, as well as the entire population of China. I am so glad to hear that you are well.

I have the greatest admiration for the Chinese people who have come together to contain this virus. The people of the United States are just now recognizing the dangers of coronavirus so schools and restaurants in our state have been closed. Ken and I are isolating ourselves at home. Hopefully, our country will learn from yours and be able to stop the escalation of this disease.

I will forward your e-mail to family and friends. Thanks so much for reaching out to us to show us your caring by providing us with invaluable information from people who have lived through it.

Best wishes,

Audeen
2020-03-25 10:30
important information
Dear Rita,

first of all, thank you very much for the information. As you probably know, the situation in Spain is becoming more severe every day and we are still far from having this under control.
We are all currently locked at home but for buying food or medicines and travel to work, but the use of the mask is not so spreaded as it is in China (I noticed from the information you sent that this is very important).
I hope you and your families hadn't suffered from this and a quick recovery for those who are still affected.
Luckily, we could visit your country when it was still possible and we have very good memories from the trip. We'll keep promoting China as a travel destination because (I promise you) we really loved it.

Thanks again for your mail. I really appreciate it.

Kind regards

Hector Alonso
2020-03-24 09:29
happy to hear from you
Hello, Rita.

I am happy to hear from you. I have worried about you, and Jason, and the young man who was our driver, and your friends, family, and co-workers during this pandemic, especially in the early days when so many people were dying.

Thank you for the list of suggestions. Our governor of our state, Oregon, asked residents to stay home for the next few weeks, possibly through April. We are staying home with the exception of grocery shopping.

Our trips for the next few months have been cancelled (I had a trip planned to see Jordan and Egypt). One thing I am happy about is that I was able to visit your lovely country last year for two weeks. I met nice people, saw beautiful sights both in the cities and in nature -- especially the wildlife, had good food and lodgings, and was impressed with the bullet trains.

Blessings to you, too.

Rene' Pizzo
2020-03-24 09:26
recommendations
Thank you Riley,
That was very kind of you to inquire about my health and send the recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
I am in good health, but self isolating. I will share your attachment with family and friends. I am happy to know China has survived the worst of this. It will be harder for other countries affected to enforce the same level of control.
Best regards,
Thom
2020-03-23 14:37
done amazingly well
Dear Catherine,
Thank you so much for your email. China has done amazingly well and now seems to be leading the world on controlling Coronavirus. The advice is very much appreciated. We know several people (friends, colleagues and family) who have caught the virus and are now in isolation, but so far in our household (with our newborn baby) we are still well.

The UK is now almost in lockdown - the majority of people who are able to are working at home (except, notably, for supermarkets, school workers and health workers). I hope these new measures will be effective.

Hope your family and colleagues are well. Best wishes to you all.

Christopher and Ellie
2020-03-23 11:26
nice to hear from you
Hi Lily,
Nice to hear from you. Thank you for your email. We are doing fine, Canada has about a 1000 cases so far, but we try to stay safe. Hope situation will improve in couple of months (usually it takes about 3 months for Corona virus) and vaccination is on the way,
Thank you,
Stay safe!
Angela
2020-03-23 11:24
great news for China
Hi Wendy,
What a great website and great news for China!
Here we are still getting it under control. Our state government has put a stay at home policy into effect so it should be contained soon. Can’t wait.
I’m tentatively planning the trip for September. 
Be safe yourself!
Jack 
2020-03-23 11:22
very good information
Dear Wendy,
Thank you for thinking of us and for this very good information. We have heard much of it. We have also been following the news of China’s recovery and are happy for you; it encourages us. We do not want the virus to break out in China again either. We also read that China shared it’s research about the genome sequencing from the last SARS outbreak which is helping scientists work on a new vaccine for COVID-19.. We are thankful for that. It’s a good thing when diverse people work together to find solutions.
We are doing the same things here—staying home as much as we can and using protection measure when we must go out. But people are suffering too. We are eager for life to return to normal.
Warm regards,
Carol and Russell Pitts
2020-03-23 11:17
important information
Hi Wendy,
Thank you so much for your so important and accurate information which will help us to understand and get protection from COVID-19.
It is very much appreciated and hope we will keep in touch.
Best Regards,
Keshar Rana
2020-03-23 11:14
Thanks for your caring
Dear Wendy,
It is great to hear from you and know that you are well. Yes. We are all well. 
Thank you for your caring and a detailed good advices for protection of Corona Virus.
Based on the current situation, all countries are advising all people to self isolate and stay at home. and some countries banned travel and social meetings. 
So that all tourist companies & airline are impacted. In the near future or until it clearer, not many people will start having holiday any sooner.
Are you impacted by this?
Anyway, please take necessary protection to protect you and family. And take a good & long rest after a few years busy and hard work.
You deserved a good break !!!
take care
Thomas
2020-03-23 11:12
wonderful surprise
Dear Catherine,
What a wonderful surprise to hear from you. We were saddened to hear about the outbreak of Coronavirus in China. We are glad to hear with the government strict measures, it has been contained and cases are decreAsing. I think of you often and still refer clients to you if they are traveling to China. Take a little break now, I’m sure there will be many tourist returning to visit your beautiful country. 
We were supposed to travel to Italy and France this week. But cancel due to fear of being stuck or quarantined in a foreign country. 
You take care too! 
SUSAN LEE
2020-03-23 10:03
Thanks for China Discovery
Dear Catherine
how can i not remember you Catherine, we spend an awesome time at Panda Base! I've been thinking about you a lot lately and i was relieved to read that you are doing well so far and that China is stabilizing.
Yes this virus is pretty bad, not only for health reasons also for all other factors that are involved (like economy). I can only imagine how seriously it affects business at China Discovery and i just hope, that economy recovers fast and you and your colleagues don't suffer long from the after affects.
Take care Catherine and thank you for your thoughtful e-mail.
Best regards
Fabienne
2020-03-23 09:49
prevention list is great
Hi Ariel,
The prevention list is great!
Now the eye of the COVID19 storm has past China and is approaching US.
We are in partial lock down here in San Francisco and cannot go out unless is for food, medicine or necessary supplies.
Restaurants are closed except take outs.
We were in a Chinese restaurant this past Saturday and Sunday for take outs and there were zero customers inside. And that is before the lock down :-( .
I am still interested in coming to China for vacation but maybe later.
I will let you know
George
2020-03-23 09:45

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