Hong Kong eases barriers to non-residents

Foreigners who are non-residents of Hong Kong will finally be allowed to enter the special administrative region of China from next month.

They will be subject to the same arrival procedure as residents, which calls for a quarantine of seven days.

Hong Kong will allow non-residents in, but with a seven-day quarantine condition attached

The government also said in a statement on April 22 that airlines carrying infected Covid-19 patients will face a shorter suspension of five days, down from the current seven.

Hong Kong’s borders have been tightly shut since the pandemic hit in 2020, and her reopening stance has remained cautious even as the rest of Asia moved to resume international travel.

The latest revisions are part of Hong Kong’s progressive reopening which started on April 1, 2022.

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