MADRID, Sep. 23 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Hong Kong government has announced the end of mandatory quarantines in hotels for travelers arriving from outside this territory, a change that will apply from September 26 and that is expected to facilitate international visits.
Those who arrive in Hong Kong must undergo COVID-19 tests, before and after the trip, and respect three days of home surveillance during which their movements will be limited – they will not be able to go to bars or restaurants, for example -, has explained this Friday a government spokesman, John Lee.
Until now, travelers were required to stay three days in a hotel and limit their movements for four days afterward, keeping Hong Kong one of the most restricted places in the world for international arrivals.
Lee has recognized the need to continue fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and, at the same time, recover the social and economic pulse. “We need to apply precise measures against the pandemic and connect with the world,” she explained to the media, according to the ‘South China Morning Post’.
A person in charge of the Chinese Government office for Hong Kong, Huang Liuquan, has clarified that Beijing supports this change in Hong Kong’s health policy, describing the adjustments as “understandable”. Mainland China maintains a strict surveillance and lockdown policy under the banner of ‘zero cases’.