China announced that it will begin requiring negative COVID-19 tests within 48 hours of departure from all inbound travelers from their last departure airport. Anyone flying into China on a non-direct flight will be required to get a rapid test in the layover city before they depart on their final flight into China or they must extend their layover to get a COVID test.
How are other organizations dealing with these restrictions?
- Encourage travelers to book direct flights (where possible)
- Encourage travelers to book non-direct flights through airports with rapid testing capabilities. Business Traveller recently posted a list of airports and the typical cost for a test: https://www.businesstraveller.com/features/which-airports-are-offering-covid-19-tests/
- Cost of a rapid test ranges from EUR 40 to 200 and time for results vary by airport
- Provide travelers with an additional budget to account for testing costs and a possible hotel stay in a connecting city
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