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Hong Kong Pauses Plan to Exempt Bankers From Full Quarantine

  • Finance executives advised to postpone trips planned for June
  • Pause comes less than three weeks after policy was announced
While the pandemic is largely under control in Hong Kong, the city has seen an emergence of Covid-19 variants recently. 

While the pandemic is largely under control in Hong Kong, the city has seen an emergence of Covid-19 variants recently. 

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Senior global bankers hoping to skip Hong Kong’s stringent quarantine regime will need to wait as concerns about imported Covid cases ratchet up.

Bank executives who have applied for trips in June are being advised to postpone, without any indication of when requests under the new plan will be processed, according to a person familiar with the matter. The government is still ironing out the policy, including how detailed the applicant’s itinerary should be, said the person, who declined to be identified discussing private information.