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End of Quarantine
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Monday will see the end of hotel quarantine as Hong Kong moves into a 0+3 model where inbound travellers won’t need to stay at a DQH but will be given an amber code for 3 days of medical surveliance. Pre-flight PCR tests are also being replaced with a RAT test 24 hours before travelling.
Once at HKIA, travellers will still need to do a PCR test but won’t need to wait for their results. There will be no dedicated transport, and travellers can go home or to their hotels using normal public transport (does that mean the Airport Express is coming back?! )
PCR testing on days 2, 4 and 6 are still required. Travellers will need to pre-book or line up at Community Testing Centers for tests free of charge.
Returning residents also will not need to be vaccinated to enter Hong Kong, but will still need to get three vaccinations in order to fulfill the vax pass and get a blue QR code…unless you never go to restaurants then….then carry on
For Mainland travellers, all quotas for Return2HK and Come2HK have been scrapped.
“Kiss short term travellers goodbye”
Though this is a much bigger move than the originally touted 0+7 model, the move still poses difficulties for short term tourists and business travellers, said lawmaker Michael Tien.
“People who come to Hong Kong and visit for three, four days, by the time they allow to eat outside, they have to leave. We have to kiss these tourists goodbye” said Tien
“[and] for businesses investing in Hong Kong, three days of not being able to eat and dine with the business partner, where most business decisions are made [...] will still render us behind totally free cities like Singapore.”
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