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U.K. Travelers Face Hong Kong Quarantine Camp After U.S. Shift

  • Arrivals from African nations also sent to government centers
  • Further two weeks hotel quarantine required, deterring travel
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Hong Kong businessman Sam Wong, 60, has scrapped his holiday plans.

An executive director at China Renewable Energy, Wong was booked to fly to the U.S. to spend Christmas with his two children who are studying there. He hasn’t seen them in six months. One week before his flight, the Hong Kong government declared that travelers returning from the U.S. would have to spend a week of quarantine in spartan isolation camps, before serving out another 14 days in a hotel room they pay for themselves. Travelers from the U.K. face the same prospect, the South China Morning Post reported Monday.