Hong Kong will tighten travel and quarantine restrictions for travellers from seven countries, including Singapore, Malaysia and Japan, starting from Friday (May 21).
The government said on Monday that unvaccinated travellers from the three countries, alongside Italy, Argentina, Kenya and the Netherlands, will have to serve a 21-day quarantine at designated hotels and present a negative Covid-19 test result taken 72 hours before departure. They will also be required to undergo four Covid-19 tests during this period.
Vaccinated travellers must serve a 14-day quarantine at government-designated hotels, and undergo three tests during this period. They will also need to self-monitor for another week, with compulsory tests on the 16th and 19th day. They must also show proof of vaccination and a negative Covid-19 test result prior to taking off for the city.
Non-Hong Kong residents who have stayed in these places will not be allowed to enter the city.
Previously, travellers from Singapore to Hong Kong were only required to quarantine for seven days in a designated hotel, with two tests.
Hong Kong has also tightened restrictions for arrivals from Taiwan due to the surge in cases there, according to a South China Morning Post report.