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Don't get quarantined in the Beijing Airport

To avoid being quarantined for seven days, make sure you don’t do anything that would make a stranger think you’re sick, like blowing your nose in public. The legacy of health officials’ mishandling of SARS in 2003—and fresh concern about influenza A (H1N1 virus), or swine flu—has caused the quarantine of many international passengers arriving in China in 2009. At press time, passengers sitting to the left, right, front, and back of a sick person are quarantined. For the latest U.S. Government travel advisories for China, check the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

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