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Hong Kong Loosens Quarantine for Travelers, Close Contacts

  • City’s current restrictions are some of strictest in the world
  • Hong Kong’s low vaccine takeup rate poses threat to reopening
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Hong Kong will ease quarantine for fully vaccinated inbound travelers and residents who are close contacts of people infected with Covid-19, loosening one of the world’s strictest policies amid efforts to encourage inoculation.

Fully vaccinated people coming from a handful of low-risk countries including Australia, New Zealand and Singapore will have their mandatory hotel quarantine shortened from 14 to seven days, health authorities said at a briefing on Friday. They will be required to self-monitor for an additional week. The changes, which were announced earlier, will take effect on May 12.