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HONG KONG: UPDATE ON THE LIST OF HIGH-RISK PLACES (20 AUGUST 2021)

Date:

08/17/2021


HONG KONG: UPDATE ON THE LIST OF HIGH-RISK PLACES (20 AUGUST 2021)

Starting from midnight on Friday August 20, 2021, 15 countries, including France, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, will be upgraded to high-risk places (Group A specified places). The list of the three risk-based groups is available at coronavirus.gov.hk.

Hong Kong residents who have been in one of these countries for more than two hours and are NOT vaccinated will only be able to return to Hong Kong after spending 21 days in a country classified as medium risk (Group B specified places).

Hong Kong residents who have been in one of these countries for 21 days prior to their return and are vaccinated will be allowed to return to Hong Kong. Upon arrival, they will be required to undergo a 21-day hotel quarantine, during which they will be required to undergo four covid-19 tests and a fifth one on the 26th day of their stay.

Hong Kong residents under the age of 12 who have been in one of these countries will be allowed to return to Hong Kong if accompanied by a resident who is eligible to enter Hong Kong (e.g. one of the parents is vaccinated). Both minors and their accompanying persons must undergo a 21-day hotel quarantine upon arrival.

NON Hong Kong residents who have been in one of these countries for more than two hours will NOT be allowed to enter Hong Kong unless they have spent 21 days in a country classified as medium risk (Group B specified places).

Airport transit with change of aircraft will be considered as a stay in the relevant country. Therefore, you are advised to avoid stopovers in high-risk countries.


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