Hong Kong requires overseas travellers – except China – to quarantine


HONG Kong requires all overseas travellers – except China – to quarantine in a hotel for 14 days

The Hong Kong government announced the changes on their official website which will come into effect on November 13. The new measures will require all visitors, except those from mainland China, to self-isolate in a pre-booked hotel  for two weeks.

In addition, anyone travelling from ‘high-risk’ countries, such as South Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom must produce proof of a negative Covid test within the past 72 hours and have a booking confirmation for a hotel room in Hong Kong for no less than 14 days beginning on the day of arrival.

Failure to comply with the new government guidelines will result in a $10’000 fine or six months in prison.

The move comes as coronavirus cases in Hong Kong continue to surge, with Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection reporting nine new Covid cases on Tuesday, November 3, bringing total cases to 5’345.


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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.


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