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Passengers flying from the US to China will be required to provide negative coronavirus test results issued within 72 hours of boarding, according to a new notice from China's embassy in the US on Friday. Effective September 15th, non-Chinese citizens who take a direct China-bound flight from the US will need to provide negative test results ahead of boarding, according to the notice. Passengers who are transiting in the US are required to present a verified Health Declaration Form to the airlines, the notice stated. Tensions between the US and China have heightened during the coronavirus pandemic, and have manifested between the two nations' airlines. In early June, the Trump administration intended to ban Chinese airlines from entering the US as China tightened restrictions for foreign flights from entering the country. The US government claimed the Chinese government "made it impossible for US airlines to resume service to China," according to a Reuters report. After China eased airline restrictions to allow more China-bound foreign flights to enter, the US dialed back its original plans to ban to allow a limited number of Chinese airlines to operate flights to the US. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases in the US remains high — a total of 6.2 million coronavirus cases were confirmed as of Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University. Meanwhile, China confirmed a total of 90,008 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. In Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak began, more than 1 million children have resumed in-person classes.
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