American escapes China’s COVID-19 lockdown after 65 days in limbo

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For the last 65 days, Arizona native Laura Hudson has been on a mission to leave China to get home to the United States.

Having taught at a high school in China’s northeastern city of Changchun for six years, Hudson quit her job on March 8 for reasons unrelated to the pandemic, expecting to make a swift and trouble-free departure. Three days later, she was stuck. Changchun announced a lockdown after discovering COVID-19 cases. The city shut all public transportation, including its airport, and ordered its nine-million residents to stay home.

Dozens of other Chinese cities, including Shanghai, later followed with full or partial lockdowns in a bid to stamp out the infectious Omicron variant, making it even harder to move around within a country that had already cancelled most international flights since 2020.

Changchun finally said it would start lifting the city’s lockdown on April 28, and restrictions on her residential compound were relaxed – she was allowed to leave its gates every three days for two hours.

Hudson visited multiple government offices to get the necessary permissions to leave, and booked several different flights in the coming days, all of which were cancelled.

After multiple plane ticket cancellations, one finally came through: she flew out of Changchun on May 11 to Beijing to catch another plane that afternoon that will eventually bring her to Los Angeles, where a new job awaits.

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