Shanghai: All inbound arrivals must undergo 14-day quarantine in Shanghai
The Pudong airport has begun offering luggage delivery and medical consultation along with other new services for arriving passengers from overseas.
All inbound passengers arriving in Shanghai are currently required to undergo a 14-day quarantine for medical observation at designated sites as part of the city's COVID-19 prevention measures.
They are also required to undergo nucleic acid tests before being sent to quarantine, or to a medical facility if their test results are positive.
The Shanghai Airport Authority has launched a number of other services along with these measures at the Pudong airport, where all overseas flights to or from the city are being operated, the airport authority said on Tuesday.
A luggage delivery service, for instance, is available now for passengers with China Eastern and Spring airlines who might be sent to designated locations for nucleic acid tests after getting off their plane.
These passengers can scan a QR code to enter their luggage information, and airport staff will contact and delivery the baggage to the required address.
The airport authority has also opened an Emergency Point of Care (EPOC) between the T1 and T2 terminals of the Pudong airport. Passengers can request physical examination or medical consultation at this site.
Inside the terminal buildings, multilingual signage has been added at the main entrances and throughout the quarantine process for inbound travelers. Passengers can also scan a QR code displayed around the terminal buildings to register their personal information beforehand.
Hot water, hand sterilizer, alcohol wipes and phone chargers have been prepared at the pick-up spots of the city's 16 districts as well as neighboring Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces at the terminal buildings. Free snacks have also been offered in case travelers have to wait for a long time after landing.
About 6,000 passengers are expected to arrive in the city on international flights per week in the near-term future, compared with 70,000 normally after China's civil aviation regulator cut international flights as part of efforts to stem the inflow of COVID-19 cases.
Eleven new imported cases have been recently reported in the city, bringing the total number of imported cases to 170 as of Tuesday, according to the Shanghai Health Commission.