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Hong Kong to Cut Quarantine Time for Vaccinated Travelers

  • First phase for residents to be introduced at the end of June
  • City faced growing backlash to strict rules as others open up
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WATCH: Hong Kong is shortening mandatory quarantine for fully vaccinated residents returning from foreign countries. Jinshan Hong reports.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Hong Kong will shorten mandatory hotel quarantine to seven days for fully vaccinated people traveling from all but a handful of high-risk places, in a significant easing of some of the world’s strictest border curbs.

The keenly anticipated moves were announced by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam at a briefing Monday, which she called a symbolic day as it marked two weeks without any new local coronavirus cases. Other plans include lifting capacity limits at some restaurants and swimming pools from Thursday.