New Covid Restrictions on Chinese Travelers Will Hurt Business Travel

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An ever-growing roster of countries placing new testing requirements on Chinese travelers is sparking an outcry, particularly across Europe, but any calls to scale back pre-departure requirements will likely fall on deaf ears.

The recent relaxation of zero-Covid policies in China offered great hope to a corporate travel industry stymied by those rules and one waiting to bring China back into the fold to speed up its recovery. But the ensuing testing requirements being put in place now by countries will be a major setback and dent much-needed confidence, industry associations warn.

They believe that the