Cross-border students to come back to HK on February 1 at earliest, no registration required
Hong Kong’s education chief said cross-border students living in mainland China would be allowed to attend in-person classes in Hong Kong on February 1 at the earliest, with students not required to register for crossing in advance.
Following the government’s announcement on resuming quarantine-free travel with the mainland last week, government officials previously said cross-border students would be allowed to return to face-to-face classes in the city after the Lunar New Year holiday that begins on January 22.
Speaking to the press on Wednesday, Secretary for Education Christine Choi Yuk-lin said authorities are working towards the February 1 target to allow cross-border students to return to Hong Kong.
She also said authorities are looking into replacing the PCR tests mandated for the students with rapid antigen tests and reopening more border control points for the students to come to Hong Kong.
Meanwhile, Choi said school bus operators providing cross-border services may not resume in time next month.
She added that authorities will collect information from schools to make the cross-border school bus service available as soon as the middle of next month.