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Specified airport workers MUST receive Covid-19 vaccination

Specified airport workers MUST receive Covid-19 vaccination

Targeted groups of airport workers MUST receive Covid-19 vaccination, the Airport Authority Hong Kong announced on Friday night.
Negative Covid test results and medical exemption will no longer be accepted.

The new requirement covers airline and ground agent staff, ramp coordinator, inflight catering coordinator, cargo loading staff, as well as cabin and lavatory cleaners.

Authority said these workers handle high-risk cargo or having unavoidable close range contact with arrival and transfer/transit passengers and crew within 1.5-meter without partition or barrier.

The new requirements will be implemented in two phases. In the first phase, starting September 1, specified staff are mandated to complete at least one dose of vaccination. Those who have completed one dose or fully vaccinated are required to undergo a test every seven days.

In the second phase, starting from September 30, all specified staff must have completed two doses of vaccination. They are also required to undergo Covid test every seven days.

Medical exemption is not accepted in both phases, the authority stressed.

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