Covid-19: Hong Kong reduces duration of quarantine for travelers from overseas

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Covid-19: Hong Kong reduces duration of quarantine for travelers from overseas

From from Friday 12 August, they will have to spend three nights in one of the hotels in quarantine designated by the government, then observe four days of self-monitoring.

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Published on 08/08/2022 10:18 Updated on 08/08/2022 10:24 Reading time: 1 min.
Hong Kong will reduce mandatory hotel quarantine for travelers arriving from overseas, the city’s Chief Executive John Lee announced Monday (August 8). From Friday August 12, they will have to spend three nights in one of the government-designated quarantine hotels, before monitoring their health at home or in a hotel of their choice for four days, he said. He specifies. The duration of the imposed quarantine was so far one week. “We hope to maintain Hong Kong’s core business and competitiveness, and give the company economic vitality and the best impetus for its development. “, John Lee said. Formerly an Asian crossroads in terms of transport and logistics, Hong Kong has been cut off from the world for more than two years due to a draconian health policy in line with China’s “zero-Covid” strategy. Applying some of the strictest sanitary measures in the world, the city has so far required travelers from abroad to respect a seven-day quarantine at the hotel, punctuated by several screenings. Alongside these new quarantine rules, Hong Kong will implement a health QR code system similar to the tracking application set up by the Beijing government. With this system, an infected person will receive a red code preventing them from leaving their isolation. People arriving from abroad will have a yellow code at the end of their three days in the hotel and access to certain places such as restaurants, bars and cinemas will be prohibited to them during the four days of self-monitoring.

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