Hong Kong stops hotel quarantine for travelers to 3 days

(MENAFN) Hong Kong is lessening the amount of time travelers need to serve hotel isolation, from seven days down to three as of Friday.

“The seven-day quarantine hotel arrangement will be changed to three days in a quarantine hotel, plus four days of home medical surveillance,” Chief Executive John Lee stated at a press session held on Monday.

After finishing the hotel quarantine, passengers can stay at home or in a hotel for the four days of scrutiny.

In this period people can leave their place of residence, nonetheless cannot cross “places where there is active checking of vaccine passes,” Lee claimed in Cantonese.

That comprises bars, pubs, gyms and beauty parlors. People are also not permitted to head to nursing homes, schools and specified medical premises in the surveillance period.

“They cannot participate in any activities where masks are to be taken off,” Lee also said. If they test negative on a fast antigen test, they can take public transportation, go to work and enter shopping malls, he went on.

“We have to strike a balance between risk level as well as our economic activity. Where risks could be controlled, we want to preserve maximum movement of people and to maintain Hong Kong’s competitiveness,” Lee continued.


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