NEW Updates About Infected Returnees & Travelers! Be Aware!

Source: OT-Team (AFJ), Global Times, Donguan Today,

On March 13, Beijing reported an imported case from the United States where the patient falsified her health information and caused 59 people to quarantined.

According to the CDC, Li, the confirmed, arrived at the Capital Airport on the CA988 flight from Los Angeles with her husband and child but lied to the crew that she was travailing alone. This allowed her and her family to be in close contact with other passengers during the flight.

It was understood that Li had been in close contact with a confirmed case and suffering from the symptoms of COVID-19 for more than ten days. Before boarding, she took antipyretic pills to hide her condition and told the crew that she was alone and had hypoglycemia, which was why she needed to sit at the rear of the cabin to rest.

Her lies eventually caused 59 people quarantined. As of now, the police have put her on file for investigation on the crime of impeding the prevention of infectious diseases.

The Announcement

Quarantine Upon Arrival to All Inbound Passengers (or Passengers from High Risk Areas)

Due to the above situation, on March 16, multiple departments stipulated that the suspected infected people will be convicted and included in their credit system if they falsify health information when entering China. In addition, local governments issued policies to toughen the control on imported cases.

  • Beijing and Inner Mongolia regulated that all inbound people shall be subject to a 14-day isolation and shoulder the cost on their own.

  • Anhui, Jiangxi and Hebei announced that all the incoming personnel will receive a 14-day isolation and nucleic acid tests.

  • Guangdong has issued similar measures, where inbound travelers from high risk areas with serious outbreak will be quarantined for 14 days.

  • Jinan announced that all inbound travelers shall report their travelling history and health condition 2 days in advance before arrival, and then they will be quarantined in a designated place for 14 days. If they report it proactively, the expense on quarantine will be waived; Otherwise, they will have to pay for it themselves.

Further info, as of March 14th.

Medical Expenses of Imported Confirmed Cases

According to the Beijing Government, whether the medical expenses of the imported patients will be covered by China, depends on their Insurance situation in China. If diagnosed as imported cases or suspected cases of COVID-19 when entering China, people who have the basic medical insurance in China wont bear any costs, while for those without the Chinese medical insurance, they shall shoulder medical costs by themselves.  


For those who have commercial insurance, their medical expenses shall be paid in accordance with the contract provisions.

For those who are identified as having difficulties to bear the medical expenses, the government shall provide medical assistance in accordance with the relevant provisions of the law on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases.