Proposal of quarantine-free entry welcomed in HKSAR

Medical experts and industry leaders expressed support for the possible scrapping of compulsory COVID-19 hotel quarantine for arrivals, which the city’s health chief said the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is “actively considering” and likely to implement before November.

They said such a change is in line with the abating pandemic situation and can further increase the city’s international connectivity and suitability to host high-level events.

Currently, Hong Kong is implementing a “3+4” policy, which requires arrivals from overseas places or Taiwan to spend three days in a quarantine hotel and four days under medical surveillance at home.

If the new plan is adopted, hotel quarantine will be canceled and the home observation period will be extended to seven days, which is the so-called “0+7” policy.

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