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Inbound travelers providing wrong health info to face criminal charges
Published on: 2020-03-17
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An inbound passenger whose destination is South Chinas Guangdong province registers his information at the New China International Exhibition Center in BeijingAn inbound passenger, whose destination is Guangdong province, registers his information at the New China International Exhibition Center in Beijing

People who do not report the truth about their infectious diseases or falsify their health statement cards when entering the country will be identified as disturbing border health and quarantine in accordance with Chinese criminal law.
 

This offense was clarified in a guideline jointly released by five authorities — the Supreme People’s Court, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Justice and the Central Administration of Customs — on Monday.

Disinfecting a Hainan Airlines flightDisinfecting a Hainan Airlines flight

The guideline aims to further strengthen health and quarantine work against the novel coronavirus at borders and more effectively keep public health secure by rule of law.

Staff members wearing protective suits register passengers in front of a check in counter of Air China at Beijing Capital International AirportStaff members wearing protective suits register passengers in front of a check-in counter of Air China at Beijing Capital International Airport

Besides faking health information, the guideline also specifies several situations in which people should be identified as disturbing border health and quarantine in line with the Criminal Law.
 

For example, those who refuse health checks or quarantine orders from customs, or people responsible for exit-entry public transport in a region or country where an infectious disease is rampant but who intentionally hide non-accidental deaths, will face a similar criminal charge.

an airport worker wearing a face mask while standing next to an empty baggage claim area at Daxing international airport in BeijingAn airport worker wearing a face mask while standing next to an empty baggage claim area at Daxing international airport in Beijing

Under the law, the health and quarantine disturbers will be given a maximum sentence of three years in prison or detention, as well as fines if their behaviors cause spread of the infectious disease.

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