Yesterday, my journey from hell finally ended. After leaving my hotel in Frankfurt at 7:30am on Wednesday 22nd July, I finally arrived at my quarantine hotel in Qingdao around 5:00pm. A total door to door journey time of 27.5 hours!
During this period, I was tested twice for COVID–19, and had my temperature taken 6 times. Although there was lots of waiting around at times, the actual process was extremely well organised by the Chinese Authorities. I remain grateful to the German Chamber of Commerce and all the local Qingdao authorities that have worked extremely hard to facilitate and receive these special charter flights. An extra special call out and thanks goes to the Qingdao West Coast New Area Government who are providing complimentary beverages throughout quarantine, include the famous Tsingtao beer that is made here.
The quarantine accommodation is better than I can possibly have expected, and I was lucky enough to get a room with a sea view! The hotel is part of the Mangrove Tree Resort which you can see on the map below. Now you should have a better idea of where I am in the world right now.
Throughout the journey yesterday I took a several photos, those that I think maybe of interest for you can be seen on my image website:
Arrival in China - 23 July 2020 - Paul Git’s Images
Additionally for those interested in the food that is being served, I will also be posting the pictures on my image website:
China Quarantine Food - Paul Git’s Images)