Announcement No.65, 2022 of the General Administration of Customs (On preventing monkeypox from being introduced into China)

       More than 16,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported in 75 countries this year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which has declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. In order to prevent monkeypox from being introduced into China and protect the health and safety of entry-exit personnel, in accordance with the Frontier Health and Quarantine Law of the People’s Republic of China and the Detailed rules for its implementation, this announcement is hereby made as follows:

       I. Travelers from countries with monkeypox outbreaks who have been exposed to monkeypox cases or show symptoms such as fever, headache, muscle pain, back pain, lymph node swelling, and extensive facial and body rash should report to the Customs upon entry, and the customs health and quarantine officers will take medical measures and carry out sampling and testing according to the prescribed procedures.

       II. Carriers of means of transport from countries with monkeypox outbreaks and suspected of being infected or infected, owners of containers and goods and other responsible persons shall conduct sanitization according to the prescribed procedures.

       III. The Customs will adjust port prevention and control measures dynamically in real time according to the progress of the epidemic.

       This announcement takes effect from the date of promulgation and is valid for 6 months.

Article source:The General Administration of Customs

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