The government has announced the implementation of several measures to strengthen COVID-19 control efforts in Hong Kong.

Key Points:

  • All persons must wear a mask in indoor public places, including on public transportation, with effect from July 23 (more details here).
  • Travelers from high-risk places (i.e., Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, and South Africa from July 25; and Kazakhstan and the United States from July 29), or who have been to these high-risk places 14 days prior to their flight to Hong Kong must produce a negative COVID-19 test result and a confirmation in English or Chinese of a room reservation at a hotel in Hong Kong for not less than 14 days (more details here).
  • Extension of 14-day quarantine arrangements for inbound travelers from the Mainland, Macao, or Taiwan (including Hong Kong and non-Hong Kong residents) from Aug. 7 to Sept. 7.
  • Extension of 14-day quarantine arrangements for inbound travelers from overseas (including Hong Kong and non-Hong Kong residents) from Sept. 18 to Dec. 31.

Additional information: Please see the official government website for more information.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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