Hong Kong eases some testing requirements for inbound travel

29/5/2022 3:42:00 PM

Hong Kong eases some testing requirements for inbound travel - Bloomberg

Hong Kong eases some testing requirements for inbound travel - Bloomberg

HONG KONG (May 29): Hong Kong will relax some Covid-19 testing requirements for incoming passengers as the city takes small steps towards easing travel restrictions.While travelers still need a nucleic acid test within 48 hours of the scheduled departure of their flight to the financial hub, they will no longer have to give documentary proof of the lab's accreditation, the Hong Kong government said in a statement on Sunday. The city will also drop requirements for transit passengers to

A HONG KONG (May 29): Hong Kong will relax some Covid-19 testing requirements for incoming passengers as the city takes small steps towards easing travel restrictions.While travelers still need a nucleic acid test withing 48 hours of the scheduled departure of their flight to the financial hub, they will no longer have to give documentary proof of the lab’s accreditation, the Hong Kong government said in a statement Sunday.Lee, 64, a former security chief who oversaw the crackdown on Hong Kong's democracy movement, was chosen as the next chief executive by a small committee of Beijing loyalists in early May.While travelers still need a nucleic acid test withing 48 hours of the scheduled departure of their flight to the financial hub, they will no longer have to give documentary proof of the lab’s accreditation, the Hong Kong government said in a statement Sunday.

While travelers still need a nucleic acid test within 48 hours of the scheduled departure of their flight to the financial hub, they will no longer have to give documentary proof of the lab's accreditation, the Hong Kong government said in a statement on Sunday.The city will also drop requirements for transit passengers to have a pre-flight polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid test.The changes take effect from June 1 and are the latest tweaks from a government that says it’s committed to a strict Covid Zero policy even as case numbers dwindle and much of the world outside China opens up.The changes will take effect from June 1 and are the latest tweaks from a government that has said it is committed to a strict zero-Covid policy even as case numbers dwindle and much of the world outside China opens up.The South China Morning Post reported that Lee is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, and will present a list of his team for approval.Hong Kong lifted a ban on non-residents coming to the city from the start of May but still requires inbound passengers to quarantine for at least seven days after their arrival.The government’s latest announcement also included an easing of the flight-suspension mechanism for carriers that bring in a certain number of people who test positive on arrival.The government's latest announcement also included an easing of the flight-suspension mechanism for carriers that bring in a certain number of people who test positive on arrival.| From June 1, airlines that trigger the so-called circuit breaker will receive a warning and a HK$20,000 ($2,548) penalty.

From June 1, airlines that trigger the so-called circuit breaker will receive a warning and a HK$20,000 (US$2,548) penalty.If the carrier again breaches the terms within 10 days it will be prohibited from flying that route into Hong Kong for five days.It is not yet confirmed whether Xi will visit Hong Kong for the 25th anniversary celebrations, which will be seen as a symbolic endorsement of Lee's new administration.If the carrier again breaches the terms within 10 days it will be prohibited from flying that route into Hong Kong for five days.The current policy does not offer warnings and instead goes straight to banning flights if more than five passengers test positive.Hong Kong health authorities on Sunday reported a total of 237 new daily Covid cases, 37 of which were imported.Hong Kong health authorities on Sunday reported a total of 237 new daily Covid-19 cases, 37 of which were imported.But the protests that accompanied Xi's 2017 trip are not likely to be repeated this year, after Beijing imposed a national security law that has clamped down on dissent.No new deaths were recorded, the officials said at a briefing.- Bloomberg Article type: free.- Bloomberg Article type: free.

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