Egypt listed as high risk

April 13, 2021

The Government announced today it will tighten the measures for travellers who have stayed in Egypt within 21 days before they board for Hong Kong.


The Food & Health Bureau noted that the global pandemic situation remains severe. During the two-week period from late March to early April, there were over 7.9 million new cases and more than 138,000 new deaths reported globally.


Hong Kong cannot afford to drop its guard on entry prevention and control measures, the bureau added.


The Secretary for Food & Health will publish in the Gazette updated specifications made under the Prevention & Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances & Travellers) Regulation (Cap 599H) to include Egypt under the high-risk Group B specified places.


The relevant specifications will be effective from April 20 until further notice.


People arriving in Hong Kong who have stayed in Group B specified places on the day of arrival or during the 21 days before that day are required to present before boarding proof of a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 negative result conducted within 72 hours before the aircraft's scheduled time of departure.


They also have to present confirmation of a room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong for not less than 21 nights starting on the day of the arrival.


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