By Aysu Bicer
LONDON (AA) - The French government on Friday required travelers from China to show a negative COVID test fewer than 48 hours old with their boarding pass, with random tests carried out on passengers on arrival, according to local media reports.
China recently announced it would begin to ease pandemic measures, the last biggest economy to opt for "living with COVID" following three years of lockdowns, closed borders, and mandatory quarantine.
Since the decision, an unprecedented number of people in the Asian nation have been infected daily.
The move came amid fresh announcements by countries such as the US, the UK, Japan, Italy, and Spain that will enforce new requirements for people coming from China, including negative COVID-19 test results.
It has been also reported that the French government also suggest people to postpone any non-essential travel to China.