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Hong Kong to Reduce Covid Testing Requirement for Arrivals

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Hong Kong will cut in half the number of laboratory Covid-19 tests new arrivals must undergo starting next week. 

Travelers will be swabbed for testing at the airport, and then must arrange one additional nucleic acid test on their second day in the Asian financial hub, Under Secretary for Health Libby Lee said at a briefing on Thursday with reporters. The other two tests currently required, conducted on days four and six, will no longer be needed, she said.