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Chinese Holiday Travel Surges to over 42 Million Despite Coronavirus Wave

China’s Ministry of Transportation reported on Saturday that over 42 million people have traveled by car, train, ship, and plane during the early days of the long Lunar New Year travel season, and over two billion trips will have been taken by the time the holiday is done, even though a massive wave of coronavirus infections is raging across China.

Travellers line up to board an aircraft in the international departure hall at Xiaoshan International Airport as China lifts quarantine requirements for international arrivals on January 8, 2023 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. (Photo by Wang Gang/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images)