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Forums > Living in Kunming > Covid vaccine mandatory for all adults?

lemon trash, please spare us anymore of your ill-advised "wisdom". We don't want to hear it. You sound like an angry alcoholic who thinks throwing out expletives will get people to agree with you. I will refrain from using foul language like you have, as I'm much too well educated and honorable a person to stoop to your level.

You don't know where I am and I'm certainly not going to tell you. If I were outside of China wanting to return, surely I'd wait at least a year or more, until such time as these stringent measures, including anal swabs, are no longer applied.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Covid vaccine mandatory for all adults?

@livinginchina, at this point, mandatory vaccination across the board for Chinese and foreigners alike is purely speculative. I wanted to confirm the validity of a claim made by my Chinese English teacher friend, who, being a public school teacher and working for the government may in fact have been obligated to receive his shots. However, as I've pointed out already, I decided to do a little bit of research and already found the answer I was looking for:
China does theoretically have a mandatory vaccination law - here is the proof:

Here is the English version of the Vaccines Administration Law in China: file:///C:/Users/guysr/AppData/Local/Temp/Vaccines%20Administration%20Law%20in%20China.pdf

And here is an article about some parts of China trying to implement compulsory Coronavirus vaccinations on the entire adult population, which was halted by the government:[...]

Despite all this, I think at this point, it is unlikely we'll be seeing "mandatory" vaccination except for certain types of work perhaps, and possibly for a while, foreigners' work permits.

If you don't want to be vaccinated, I would urge you to find ways of getting out of the obligation rather than blindly complying (again, for the foreseeable future, there is nothing to worry about). You may not even be eligible, depending on your health status. China has been quite reasonable in this regard from the documents I've read.


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It's clear who the brainwashed one is in this story - the western traveler (Thor). The locals know that Ebola wasn't what it was purported to be, hence why there was no need to take any special precautions.

Kunming seems to experience more disruptive and severe flooding than low lying cities such as Bangkok and Jakarta. Could be of course that these cities tend to have very predictable rainfall patterns and while their drainage systems are often clogged with garbage, flooding tends to be short-lived and confined to local areas rather than city wide. Upcountry towns located near rivers are the ones sometimes impacted by more widespread and severe flooding, again almost always during the rainy season. Of course there are also various parts of China, particularly in the central part of the country where flooding is a regular occurrence.

Good article but a few inaccuracies. This border crossing opened as an international border to foreigners in possession of Myanmar visas on August 28, 2013, not only 2016. Since then it has been possible to visit this area then proceed to other parts of Myanmar by air (or vice versa). The on-arrival permit system for foreigners without visas is still in place, reportedly the requirement to have a guide (for 1000 Baht a day and payment must be in Baht) is still in existence if you don't have a Myanmar visa, but with the e-visa system now it would seem rather odd not to go for a Myanmar visa even if you're only going to Kengtung and coming back the same way - you'll even save money by not needing a guide. You can always hire a guide for trekking around Kengtung. Of course, a guide may also come in handy if you intend on traveling by car with driver, however, it is not possible to travel west of Kengtung towards Taunggyi by road, except with a permit, though I hear none have been issued since around Dec 2016.

Many thousands of Thais cross the border between Mae Sai and Tachilek daily, so the author is greatly misleading readers when he claims only 5000 crossed last year. If he meant 5000 non-Thai foreigners, he may have been right but there are surely as many (if not more) Thai daytrippers crossing this border as has been the case for years, as Chinese who cross to Mengla or Muse from their respective border towns on the Chinese side. This is partially the case due to Mae Sai being an official border crossing for many years (by comparison, Mengla is not an official crossing even for Chinese) and there is a large market on the Burmese side that Thais like to visit.


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