Beijing to resume direct international flights

Air China flight CA841 from Beijing lands at Vienna International Airport, Austria, on Aug. 8, 2020. It is the first direct passenger flight from Beijing to Vienna since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic. (Photo: Xinhua)

 BEIJING -- Beijing will gradually resume direct inbound flights to the city from eight countries, including Cambodia, Greece, Denmark, Thailand, Austria and Canada, starting Thursday.



  Priority will be given to flights from countries with low risk of cross-border infection, where nucleic acid tests have been conducted, Xu Hejian, spokesperson for the Beijing municipal government, told a press conference on Wednesday.



 Negative COVID-19 test results before boarding will be prerequisite for passengers of Beijing-bound flights.


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