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Government tightens boarding and quarantine requirements for various places
Government tightens boarding and quarantine requirements for various places

As the variant of concern Omicron has been detected in various places around the world, Hong Kong have to stay vigilant. As a preventive measure, the Government will specify nine places (including Denmark) which have detected imported Omicron cases as Group A specified places from 0.00am 2 December 2021. Non-Hong Kong residents who have stayed in any Group A specified place within 21 days are not allowed to enter Hong Kong. For Hong Kong residents, they can only board a flight for Hong Kong if they have been fully vaccinated and hold a recognised vaccination record. They have to undergo compulsory quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel for 21 days upon arrival at Hong Kong, with six tests to be conducted during quarantine, followed by compulsory testing in a Community Testing Centre on the 26th day of arrival at Hong Kong.

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Government tightens boarding and quarantine requirements for various places

As the variant of concern Omicron has been detected in various places around the world, Hong Kong have to stay vigilant. As a preventive measure, the Government will specify nine places (including Denmark) which have detected imported Omicron cases as Group A specified places from 0.00am 2 December 2021. Non-Hong Kong residents who have stayed in any Group A specified place within 21 days are not allowed to enter Hong Kong. For Hong Kong residents, they can only board a flight for Hong Kong if they have been fully vaccinated and hold a recognised vaccination record. They have to undergo compulsory quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel for 21 days upon arrival at Hong Kong, with six tests to be conducted during quarantine, followed by compulsory testing in a Community Testing Centre on the 26th day of arrival at Hong Kong.

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HKSAR Government maintains most social distancing measures in Hong Kong
HKSAR Government maintains most social distancing measures in Hong Kong

"Amid the severe pandemic situation across the world, the Government strives to maintain the anti-epidemic strategy of guarding against the importation of cases and the resurgence of domestic infections with the target of zero infection to protect public health and foster favourable conditions for resuming cross-boundary travel with the Mainland and cross-border travel in future. To this end, we need to maintain most of the social distancing measures currently in place for 14 days until 8 December." Furthermore, starting from 9 December 2021 (i.e. the commencement of the cycle of social distancing measures following the next), the requirement to use the "LeaveHomeSafe" (LHS) mobile application will be extended to all premises regulated under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F).

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HKSAR Government maintains most social distancing measures in Hong Kong

"Amid the severe pandemic situation across the world, the Government strives to maintain the anti-epidemic strategy of guarding against the importation of cases and the resurgence of domestic infections with the target of zero infection to protect public health and foster favourable conditions for resuming cross-boundary travel with the Mainland and cross-border travel in future. To this end, we need to maintain most of the social distancing measures currently in place for 14 days until 8 December." Furthermore, starting from 9 December 2021 (i.e. the commencement of the cycle of social distancing measures following the next), the requirement to use the "LeaveHomeSafe" (LHS) mobile application will be extended to all premises regulated under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F).

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HKSAR Government maintains social distancing measures in Hong Kong
HKSAR Government maintains social distancing measures in Hong Kong

"Amid the severe pandemic situation across the world, the Government strives to protect public health and at the same time foster favourable conditions for resuming cross-boundary travel with the Mainland and cross-border travel in future. To this end, we need to maintain the social distancing measures currently in place," a spokesman for the Food and Health Bureau said on 9 November 2021. The existing social distancing measures in Hong Kong will be extended for 14 days till 24 November.

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HKSAR Government maintains social distancing measures in Hong Kong

"Amid the severe pandemic situation across the world, the Government strives to protect public health and at the same time foster favourable conditions for resuming cross-boundary travel with the Mainland and cross-border travel in future. To this end, we need to maintain the social distancing measures currently in place," a spokesman for the Food and Health Bureau said on 9 November 2021. The existing social distancing measures in Hong Kong will be extended for 14 days till 24 November.

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HKSAR Government announces comprehensive tightening of quarantine exemption arrangements
HKSAR Government announces comprehensive tightening of quarantine exemption arrangements

The Government announced that quarantine exemption arrangements will be comprehensively tightened with effect from November 12. Monitoring on exempted persons will also be strengthened. The new measures to be implemented include:(1) Cancellation of quarantine exemption arrangements for most of the exemption categories of persons upon their arrival in Hong Kong; and (2) Requiring consular and diplomatic officers to be subject to self-isolation at designated quarantine hotels (DQHs) upon their arrival in Hong Kong. Home isolation is not allowed (except for consuls general or representatives in Hong Kong at equivalent/higher level).

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HKSAR Government announces comprehensive tightening of quarantine exemption arrangements

The Government announced that quarantine exemption arrangements will be comprehensively tightened with effect from November 12. Monitoring on exempted persons will also be strengthened. The new measures to be implemented include:(1) Cancellation of quarantine exemption arrangements for most of the exemption categories of persons upon their arrival in Hong Kong; and (2) Requiring consular and diplomatic officers to be subject to self-isolation at designated quarantine hotels (DQHs) upon their arrival in Hong Kong. Home isolation is not allowed (except for consuls general or representatives in Hong Kong at equivalent/higher level).

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Government maintains social distancing measures in Hong Kong
Government maintains social distancing measures in Hong Kong

The Government will extend existing social distancing measures in Hong Kong for 14 days till 10 November 2021. A spokesman for the Food and Health Bureau said: "Amid the severe pandemic situation across the world, the Government strives to protect public health and at the same time foster favourable conditions for resuming cross-boundary travel with the Mainland and cross-border travel in future. To this end, we need to maintain the social distancing measures currently in place."

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Government maintains social distancing measures in Hong Kong

The Government will extend existing social distancing measures in Hong Kong for 14 days till 10 November 2021. A spokesman for the Food and Health Bureau said: "Amid the severe pandemic situation across the world, the Government strives to protect public health and at the same time foster favourable conditions for resuming cross-boundary travel with the Mainland and cross-border travel in future. To this end, we need to maintain the social distancing measures currently in place."

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Government adjusts COVID-19 vaccination requirements for inbound traveller
Government adjusts COVID-19 vaccination requirements for inbound traveller

The Government announced that two COVID-19 vaccination requirements for inbound travellers will be adjusted from October 29, 2021. The two sets of requirements cover inbound travellers aged 12 to 17 who have received one dose of Comirnaty vaccine, and Hong Kong residents who have received one dose of recognised COVID-19 vaccine but are deemed unfit to receive the second dose because of health reasons. Under the adjusted requirements, inbound travellers aged 12 to 17 who have received one dose of Comirnaty vaccine at least 14 days ago are deemed to have complied with the requirements of completing the COVID-19 vaccination course under boarding and quarantine requirements.

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Government adjusts COVID-19 vaccination requirements for inbound traveller

The Government announced that two COVID-19 vaccination requirements for inbound travellers will be adjusted from October 29, 2021. The two sets of requirements cover inbound travellers aged 12 to 17 who have received one dose of Comirnaty vaccine, and Hong Kong residents who have received one dose of recognised COVID-19 vaccine but are deemed unfit to receive the second dose because of health reasons. Under the adjusted requirements, inbound travellers aged 12 to 17 who have received one dose of Comirnaty vaccine at least 14 days ago are deemed to have complied with the requirements of completing the COVID-19 vaccination course under boarding and quarantine requirements.

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