Hong Kong authorities have announced that they will end their COVID-19 quarantine requirement.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Sept. 26, travelers entering Hong Kong will no longer be required to quarantine upon arrival.
  • Travelers must have proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 24 hours before departure instead of a PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure.
  • Travelers will still be required to take a PCR test upon arrival and undergo a medical surveillance at home or in a hotel for three days after arrival.
  • Residents of Hong Kong who are not fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter; travelers over the age of 11 who are not residents of Hong Kong and not fully vaccinated will not be allowed to enter.

BAL Analysis: Hong Kong authorities continue to lift COVID-19 health measures as the virus situation improves around the world. Travelers are reminded that COVID-19 entry requirements can change with little or no notice. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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