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Hong Kong increases arrivals quarantine to 3 weeks

The government of Hong Kong has tightened measures for passengers arriving from outside of China.

Travellers who have stayed in cities and countries outside of China in the 21 days before arrival, miso undergo compulsory quarantine of 21 days in a designated hotel, an increase from the previous 14 days.

This decision was announced on 23rd December,2020 and is in effect from 25th December,2020.

Travellers must undergo testing at community testing centres or designated quarantine hotels on the 19th or 20th day following their arrival, and will have to stay at their place of residence, place of quarantine or private premises specified on the quarantine order until the test result comes.

Earlier this month, Hong Kong temporarily banned flights from several airlines such as British Airways and KLM.

The Asian country has also placed a ban on travellers who have spent more than two hours in South Africa in the last 21 days, mirroring a similar ban in place on arrivals from the United Kingdom. This bans have been imposed in an attempt to stop the spread of a newly detected, fast-spreading COVID-19 variant.

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