Hong Kong ponders shorter on-arrival quarantine for travellers

Hong Kong’s new chief executive John Lee said the authorities are considering the possibility of shortening Covid-19 quarantine requirements for travellers.

The city currently requires a seven-day hotel quarantine for arriving travellers, along with strict pre-boarding testing and application procedures.

Hong Kong is finding solutions to facilitate a shorter mandatory quarantine for travellers

Speaking at his first news conference on July 5 as the new Hong Kong leader, Lee told journalists: “I am conscious of the need for Hong Kong to remain open and convenient to travellers, but it is also important that we address the risks at the same time.”

Lee shared that health secretary Lo Chung-mau has been tasked to develop options that will facilitate a shorter mandatory quarantine for travellers.

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