Hong Kong To Further Tighten Covid Travel Restrictions
Sumaira FH 1 month ago Tue 26th October 2021 | 09:30 AM
Hong Kong, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Oct, 2021 ) :Hong Kong will tighten coronavirus travel restrictions to bring it more into line with the Chinese mainland, its leader said Tuesday, as the city extended its streak of more than two months without a major local outbreak.
The announcement came despite concerns from the international hub's business community that the city remains indefinitely cut off from the rest of the world, with one of the strictest mandatory quarantine regimes of any jurisdiction.
Most arrivals have to undergo 14 to 21 days of hotel quarantine.
"Soon we will... announce that most of the quarantine exemptions granted to specific groups of visitors coming from overseas and mainland will be cancelled," Lam said, adding only essential workers such as cross-border truck drivers would be allowed to make quarantine-free trips.
Lam did not detail which categories would now be denied exemptions.