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Hong Kong Mulls Cutting Quarantine Amid China’s Covid Shift

  • City may allow five days in a hotel then two days at home
  • Any change in policy to come after John Lee sworn in on July 1
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WATCH: Joseph Armas of AmCham Hong Kong discusses the business sentiment ahead of the 25th handover anniversary from UK to Chinese rule.Source: Bloomberg
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Hong Kong’s incoming government is considering cutting the time inbound travelers must spend in hotel quarantine, the latest shift in a costly and chaotic policy that’s kept the financial hub from opening up to the world.

The city may allow incoming air travelers to quarantine in a hotel for five days followed by two days of isolation at home, according to people familiar with the matter. Officials haven’t made a final decision, but the change is expected come into effect some time after John Lee is sworn in as chief executive on July 1, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public.