Don't look for China travel anytime soon
I read an interesting article in this week's issue of The Economist. China has built dedicated quarantine facilities for people entering the country. One outside of Guangzhou is about to open and will have a capacity of 5000 people. Another housing 2000 is being built in a nearby city. Regardless of vaccination status, you'll be taken to these facilities straight from the airport and forced to quarantine for two weeks with frequent testing and meals delivered by robots. Party officials are saying that China's fight against COVID will be a "protracted war" and will only end when the disease is fully eradicated. It doesn't sound like tourist travel will resume anytime soon. Tauck's 2023 tours may be overly optimistic.