March 17, 2020 / 7:34 AM / 5 months ago

Shanghai extends quarantine requirement to UK, 7 other European countries

FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing masks are seen at the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China January 27, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Travelers who have visited the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark and Austria in the past 14 days will be subject to a 14-day quarantine on arrival in Shanghai, a city official said on Tuesday.

The city already requires a 14-day quarantine for travelers who have recently visited France, Spain, Germany, the United States, South Korea, Italy and Iran.

Reporting by Yilei Sun and Andrew Galbraith; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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