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Recovery Rank for 184 countries/regions

COVID-19 Recovery Rating


Recovery Index
(Out of 100)

(100 = Best, 0 = Worst)

COVID-19 Severity Rating


Severity Index
(Out of 100)

(0 = Best, 100 = Worst)

Stringency Rating


(100 = Strictest Measures, 0 = No Measures)


(Medium Density)

GNI per capita (US$)


(Upper middle income)
5 Countries who have made the most progress in
curtailing the spread of the pandemic and can be
used as examples of best practices (Relative Rating)

2 Countries who are struggling to cope with the crisis
and who may need to consider maintaining stringent
non-pharmaceutical measures (Relative Rating)
1 Countries who are coping with the crisis with a low percentage
of infections and resulting deaths per population
(Relative Rating)
3 Countries who may be overwhelmed by the crisis with a high
percentage of infections and resulting deaths per population
(Relative Rating)

Travel Advisory

1. The mainland of China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into the mainland of China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 00:00 local time, 28 March 2020. Entry by foreign nationals with APEC Business Travel Cards will be suspended as well.

- Policies including port visas, 24/72/144-hour visa-free transit policy, Hainan 30-day visa-free policy, 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign cruise-group-tour through
Shanghai Port, Guangdong 144-hour visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups from Hong Kong or Macao SAR, and Guangxi 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign tour
groups of ASEAN countries will also be temporarily suspended. Entry with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas will not be affected.

- Foreign nationals coming to the mainland of China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas
at Chinese embassies or consulates.

- Entry by foreign nationals with visas issued after 28 March 2020 will not be affected.

2. Passengers arriving at Beijing (PEK), Guangzhou (CAN), Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA), Shanghai Pudong (PVG), Shenzhen (SZX) or Xiamen (XMN) are subject to medical screening and
quarantine for 14 days.

3. Airline crew of foreign airlines:

- are not required to undergo nucleic acid test if they have a short stay after landing then depart immediately, and do not leave apron during the transition; OR

- shall receive nucleic acid test in the first port of entry if they need to enter the country to rest or continue to operate domestic routes. The test results will be confirmed by
the local government in accordance with the requirements of epidemic prevention management. Only if the test results are negative, crews can continue the operations; OR

- are allowed to return to their home country for isolation treatment when agreed by the local joint control mechanism, if they are symptomatic, in close contact with infected
persons or tested positive. Airlines and crews shall make all commitments to bear their responsibilities and also carry out strict protections.

4. A completed “Health Declaration Form" must be presented upon arrival. The form can be obtained before departure at


5. Nationals of China (People\'s Rep.) arriving from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Korea
(Rep.), Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Russian Fed., Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA must declare their health status
for 14 days in the Wechat mimi program "FANG YI JIAN KANG MA GUO JI BAN". A green QR code generated from the program must be presented before departure.

6. The implementation of the new COVID-19 certificate requirement depends on the Chinese Embassy in each country. The testing capabilities in each country are still being
evaluated. As soon as the specific implementation measures are known, Timatic will be updated.

Travel Advisory information provided and published with permission by IATA.

China Infection Trend

How can you tell if a curve is really flattening?

The number of daily confirmed cases has been used as an estimation of how severe the COVID-19 situation is in a given country. However, we’ve found that focusing on the country’s cumulative number of active cases gives a clearer picture of whether the infection curve is flattening.

Countries with Similar Characteristics

This table is generated by a GCI-developed tool to match countries based on their similar characteristics such as population, population density, income and climate.

China 62.53 1,392,730,000 Medium Density Upper middle income < 10 deg
Country Recovery Index Population Density GNI per capita Average Temperature since First Case (Celsius) Match%
Mexico 59.62 126,190,788 Medium Density Upper middle income 21-25 deg 85%
United States 42.23 326,687,501 Medium Density High income < 10 deg 75%
Ethiopia 47.44 109,224,559 Medium Density Low income 26-30 deg 60%
Indonesia 57.39 267,663,435 Medium Density Lower middle income 26-30 deg 60%
Nigeria 54.71 195,874,740 Medium Density Lower middle income 26-30 deg 60%

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