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Aug 10, 2022 06:27 PM
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Hong Kong to Shorten Quarantine for Mainland Travelers

Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee and the city’s health secretary, Lo Chung-Mau, appear at a news conference Monday in Hong Kong. Photo: VCG
Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee and the city’s health secretary, Lo Chung-Mau, appear at a news conference Monday in Hong Kong. Photo: VCG

Hong Kong will shorten its mandatory quarantine period for travelers from the Chinese mainland to three from seven days as the Asian financial hub seeks to boost travel to revive an economy stunted by Covid restrictions.

Starting Friday, except for those arriving in Hong Kong under quarantine-exempt schemes “Return2hk” and “Come2hk,” other mainland and Macao visitors will need to isolate “at home” for three days, followed by four days of health self-monitoring, the city government said in a statement issued Monday.

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