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The Hong Kong Government announced on June 21st a phased-plan to shorten the compulsory quarantine period for fully vaccinated travellers from fourteen (14) to seven (7) days.

From June 30, residents arriving at Hong Kong who have stayed in countries considered medium or high risk (including Italy) in the last 14 days before the date of arrival will be subject to a shortened compulsory quarantine period of seven days at designated hotels if they fulfil the following conditions:

– fully vaccinated at least fourteen (14) days prior to arrival at Hong Kong; Please note that the vaccines allowed by the Hong Kong authorities are shown in this list of recognized vaccines;

– are negative to the Covid-19 test carried out at their arrival at the Hong Kong airport;

– are in possession of a positive result to a serological test carried out exclusively at one of the laboratories in Hong Kong as shown on this list, issued on June 26th with official announcement “Government announces list of recognized private laboratories for antibody test“. The test will be considered valid for a period of three months from the collection of the sample.

During the quarantine period, two nucleic acid tests will have to be conducted, followed by a seven-day self-monitoring period as well as compulsory testing on the 12th, 16th and 19th days of arrival at Hong Kong.

The Government also announced that a self-paid serology antibody testing service will be available for inbound travellers at the airport within July (the date has not been announced yet), and its intention to reopen its borders at an unspecified date to non-Hong Kong residents who have been fully vaccinated under the same conditions as Hong Kong residents. The operational details will be announced in due course.

For more information about the announcement published on 21st June about the reduction of the quarantine from 14 to 7 days, please read the official press release available at the link: Government plans to adjust quarantine requirements for vaccinated persons arriving at Hong Kong (