Hong Kong Cuts Hotel Quarantine to 3 Days to Revive Hub

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Hong Kong will reduce the period of time people entering the city must spend in hotel quarantine to three days from seven, a bolder-than-expected easing of its strict Covid-19 travel curbs, yet still leaving the Asian financial hub isolated in a world that’s mostly moved on from the pandemic.

People arriving at Hong Kong’s international airport will be required to undertake the reduced quarantine period at an approved hotel, and — if they don’t test positive for Covid — can then do four days of health monitoring either at home or in a hotel, Chief Executive John Lee said Monday. The four-day monitoring period will be subject to relatively loose movement rules, with travelers able to leave their homes and only restricted from entering high-risk places.

“We want to reduce the impact from quarantine on our economic activities as well as our connection with the world,” Lee said at a briefing. The new rules come into effect Friday.

While the reduction is likely to be welcomed by residents, who faced mandatory hotel quarantines of as many as 21 days earlier in the pandemic, it still falls short of what business groups say Hong Kong needs in order to revive its global status.

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