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Hong Kong Ends Hotel Quarantine in Biggest Covid Shift Yet

  • Travelers still need PCR on arrival, face movement curbs
  • City has trailed reopening efforts of its major global rivals
Bloomberg business news
WATCH: Hong Kong’s removal of hotel quarantine has been met for call for the city to scrap its remaining restrictions on travelers. Stephen Engle reports.Source: Bloomberg
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Hong Kong scrapped hotel quarantine for inbound travelers in the most substantial move yet to end its pandemic isolation, and signaled more easing is likely as the city tries to salvage its status as a global financial center.

Under new rules to come into effect on Monday morning, people coming to the city will no longer need to take a PCR test before departure, with a rapid-antigen test now sufficing, though they’ll still need to complete a PCR upon arrival, Chief Executive John Lee said at a briefing on Friday. Travelers will also be allowed to leave the airport via public transport.