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Quarantine rules to be relaxed for fully vaccinated arrivals

Quarantine rules to be relaxed for fully vaccinated arrivals

Coronavirus quarantine measures for visitors from low or medium risk areas, who have completed their vaccinations, will be reduced to 14 days or less, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said today as she announced a roadmap to normalcy from the fourth wave of infections that has been brought under control.
However, Lam stressed that these measures’ implementation date are yet to be confirmed.

According to the roadmap, those arriving in the city from low-risk areas including Australia, Newzealand and Singapore, who have also been fully vaccinated - receiving both doses of vaccine and waited 14 days for antibodies to develop, will have their quarantine period shortened to seven days or less, from the original 14 days.

While those who are fully vaccinated and returning from medium-risk areas, their quarantine period will be shortened to 14 days or less, from the original 21 days.

Meanwhile, Lam also pointed out that fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents will be allowed to participate in “travel bubble” plans the authorities set up with other countries.

They will also be allowed to travel abroad with shortened quarantine periods if foreign countries also relax their Covid rules for fully vaccinated individuals.

Lam added that the travel restriction imposed for UK arrivals will be lifted in early May, but arrivals are still subject to mandatory Covid tests and a 21-day compulsory quarantine.

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