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Hong Kong eases Covid-19 entry restrictions for vaccinated travellers

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…but you’ll still be isolated if you arrive and test ‘positive’.

Hong Kong has announced an easing of entry restrictions for vaccinated international travellers, effective immediately. According to a report from the National News Bureau of Thailand, arriving tourists will now have more freedoms – provided they have a negative PCR test and proof of vaccination. Hong Kong is one of the last Asian destinations to still impose travel restrictions related to Covid-19.

The authorities in Hong Kong say the threat from imported Covid-19 infections “has decreased”. Foreign travellers must still take a PCR test on arrival at the airport and must show evidence of being fully vaccinated.

Tourists with a negative test result will receive a blue code, which will allow them to move freely around the city immediately. Those unfortunate enough to test positive will be issued with a red code and “placed in isolation”.

In addition to the PCR test on arrival, travellers will be required to take another PCR test on day 3, followed by daily antigen tests until day 6.

Businesses in the territory have expressed relief at the eased restrictions ahead of the end-of-year holiday season. Some are hopeful that tourist numbers could increase by up to 20% during the period.

However, others have expressed frustration that the changes have come too late to make a difference this year. In addition, quarantine-free travel to China is still not an option.

SOURCE: National News Bureau of Thailand

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