Quarantine exemption revised

August 4, 2021

In the light of the latest COVID-19 epidemic development on the Mainland, only Hong Kong residents returning to Hong Kong from Guangdong will be exempted from quarantine under the Return2hk Scheme from August 5.


The Government announced today people who have stayed in Mainland areas other than Guangdong on the day of arrival in Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day will not be exempted from quarantine.


They will be subject to a 14-day compulsory home quarantine and must undergo compulsory testing on the third, seventh, 12th, 16th and 19th days of arrival in Hong Kong.


The shortened quarantine period to seven days will also not apply to fully vaccinated people.


This anti-pandemic measure follows on from the inclusion of Macau on the List of At-risk Places Temporarily Inapplicable under the Return2hk Scheme, which took effect today.

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