Risk area list to be updated

June 6, 2021

The Government today announced that it will update the list of at-risk areas under the Return2hk Scheme.


Apart from including the medium or high-risk areas as listed by the National Health Commission, reference will also be made to the confirmed and infected cases as notified by the Mainland and Macau health authorities.


A sub-district will be adopted as the smallest unit on the list and no further classification by individual buildings or phases within sub-districts will be made.


In accordance with the requirements under the scheme, Hong Kong residents who have stayed in any area in the Mainland that is included on the list of at-risk areas on the day of arrival at Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day will not be exempted from compulsory quarantine under the scheme upon their entry into the city.


They will have to undergo a 14-day compulsory quarantine at home.


The Government said it noted that Guangzhou has announced the stringent implementation of their control requirements to ensure people who have stayed in medium or high-risk areas will not be able to leave the areas. Members of the public are also urged not to leave Guangzhou unless necessary.


Meanwhile, those who have to leave Guangzhou will be required from noon on June 7 to hold a proof of negative nucleic acid test result obtained within 48 hours.


Residents intending to return to Hong Kong under the scheme are reminded to check in advance the risk areas as published on the Government’s website.

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