Hong Kong S.A.R. announced to relax COVID rules like cutting mandatory hotel quarantine that has made travel difficult for nearly three years, Chief Executive John Lee said, as mainland officials signaled their approval.
The following new rules will enter into force on 26 September:
- The hotel quarantine will be replaced with 7 days of home medical surveillance.
- PCR pre-flight requirement waived. Travelers are only required to submit negative antigen test results.
- It is no longer necessary to have the vaccine to take off.
- Travel limits between HK and the mainland are rescinded.