Outbound passengers in Beijing are now obliged to
fill in a health report declaring whether or not they are
infected with SARS, quarantine officials said on April
Quarantine authorities in Beijing
said the move was designed to prevent SARS (severe acute
respiratory syndrome) from spreading overseas.
The passengers may go ahead with their exit
procedures after confirming they are free of the symptoms of
SARS, or they will be asked to cancel their travel plans for
immediate medical treatment.
capable of detecting suspected SARS sufferers have been
installed at Beijing's Capital Airport in a bid to curb the
spread of the disease, quarantine officials said Tuesday.
Sources with Beijing Entry-Exit Inspection and
Quarantine Bureau said the devices, the first of their kind
installed at an international airport in China, were
sensitive to people with body temperatures higher than
The devices will alert quarantine
officers by sounding a siren automatically when they detect
a passenger with a fever, a symptom of severe acute
respiratory syndrome (SARS).
authorities also ordered disinfection measures for all
passenger aircraft from countries or regions hit by the
disease and outbound passenger aircraft.
Passengers from those countries and regions
are also obliged to fill in a health card before landing at
the airport in a bid to screen out possible passengers
infected by SARS.