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Hong Kong Ends Quarantine Exemptions for Bankers, Executives

  • City tightens travel rules for senior bankers, consulate staff
  • Only groups essential to city’s operations will be exempted
Office buildings in the Central district of Hong Kong, China.
Photographer: Paul Yeung/Bloomberg
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Hong Kong will end quarantine exemptions for senior executives, bankers and most other groups starting Nov. 12, tightening what is already one of the world’s strictest Covid-19 policies as it works to open the border with mainland China.

Exemptions for directors of listed companies and senior executives from the banking, insurance, securities and futures sectors will be canceled, Hong Kong’s government said Monday. Consular and diplomatic officers will need to self-isolate at designated quarantine hotels, it said, with home quarantine not allowed except for consuls general or representatives at an equivalent or higher level.