Breaking: Hotel Quarantine Reduced to Three Days in HK

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Breaking: Hotel Quarantine Reduced to Three Days for Inbound Travellers to Hong Kong

In a press conference to reporters Monday morning, Chief Executive John Lee confirmed that Hong Kong’s hotel quarantine period for international travellers will be reduced from seven days to three days. The change is expected to come into effect from Friday (Aug. 12), as per a report by the South China Morning Post today.

The quarantine period will be shortened to three days, plus four days of medical surveillance, whereby international travellers will be able to leave their home wearing a mask, but will be unable to visit high-risk places like restaurants, bars, elderly homes, and schools, among others.

Undergoing the medical surveillance, they will be allowed to use public transportation to go to work, enter shopping malls, wet markets, and department stalls but only if they test negative using RATs each day.

The new easing of restrictions comes with the introduction with a new tiered health-code system, which will show a red-coloured code to infected persons or those under mandatory hotel quarantine, yellow code for medical surveillance, and blue code after the seven-day period on the person’s LeaveHomeSafe app.

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