China will scrap the quarantine requirement for international arrivals starting January 8, 2023, based on the announcement by the country's National Health Commission (NHC). This means the international students will no longer need to quarantine upon arrival on mainland China starting Jan. 8.
Based on NHC , international students and passengers traveling to China need to take nucleic acid test within 48 hours before boarding their flights to China, adding that nucleic acid screenings and centralized isolation after arrival will be canceled.
In light of the international epidemic situation and service capacity, the outbound travel of Chinese citizens will be resumed in an orderly manner. In addition, NHC noted that China has renamed the novel coronavirus pneumonia as novel coronavirus infection.
China will also downgrade management of the disease from Class A to Class B in accordance with the Law of the People's Republic of China on Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Disease, starting January 8, as the statement added. All international students who are planning to travel to China would only need to show a negative virus test from within the last 48 hours, and wouldn't have to apply for a clear health code anymore.