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Chinese rush for exit as Beijing ends zero-COVID and opens its doors

By Raffaele Huang and Rachel Liang

27 Dec 2022 · 5 min read

Chinese citizens are snapping up air tickers after the government decided to relax international travel restrictions. This has prompted a mixed response from other countries, as the WSJ reports.

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Singapore—Moments after China said it would reopen its borders to international travel for the first time in almost three years, sales of air tickets out of the country soared, as people leapt at the chance to put the stifling restrictions of zero-Covid behind them.

Top of the getaway wish list were regional destinations a short hop away, with Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan favorite choices. Bookings more than tripled from the day before, data from travel company Group show.

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