Hong Kong lifts all arrival restrictions

An amber code is given to an inbound visitor from overseas; Hong Kong pictured

In what is seen as Hong Kong’s biggest relaxation of entry requirements since the start of pandemic control measures in 2020, the city will no longer impose movement controls on arriving travellers.

Hong Kong will no longer limit the movements of inbound travellers from December 14

Authorities announced on December 13 that the amber health code for arrivals will be scrapped from today, and travellers can go about the city as long as they test negative for Covid-19 on arrival.

The amber code restricts the movement of foreign arrivals for the first three days of their time in Hong Kong, prohibiting them from entering bars and restaurants.

For now, the mask mandate remains – unless when individuals are exercising.

In a media address on December 13, Hong Kong leader John Lee Ka-chiu said “the decisions were based on data and risks”, noting that the risk of imported infection is now lower than that of local infections.

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