The government of Hong Kong will expand its quarantine and testing protocols for travelers arriving from Taiwan.

Key Points:

  • Effective May 17, all travelers who have stayed in Taiwan within 14 days of intended departure must present a negative PCR test conducted within 72 hours before boarding, and they must show confirmation of a room reservation at a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong.
  • Travelers will be subject to the “test-and-hold” arrangement upon arrival to confirm the negative PCR test result and then will be shuttled to their designated quarantine hotel.
  • Individuals who are not fully vaccinated will be subject to the 21-day quarantine and undergo four COVID-19 tests throughout the isolation period.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals will be required to quarantine for 14 days at designated hotels and undergo three COVID-19 tests. Following this, they must complete a seven-day self-monitoring period and complete testing on day 16 and 19 of arrival in Hong Kong.

Additional Information: Under the current relevant requirements, non-Hong Kong residents will be denied entry into the region.

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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