2021-04-13:Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents will be allowed to dine out in larger groups, access travel privileges under ‘vaccination bubble’ incentives aimed at boosting jabs rate,

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April 13, 2021
  • Quarantine requirement to be dropped for mainland visitors to Hong Kong from mid-May, subject to screening conditions; city confirms 13 new cases
  • Officials also unveil plans for bars reopening, care home visits and shorter quarantine, with Singapore ‘travel bubble’ details imminent

Key points:

– Social-distancing measures at restaurants will be relaxed in phased, conditional approach, extending dine-in services as late 2am and allowing maximum of 12 to a table

– “Return2HK” scheme will be expanded to cover the rest of mainland China in late April, exemptions also offered from mid-May to non-Hong Kong residents crossing the border into the city

– Bars and pubs can reopen at limited capacity when all staff and customers have received first vaccine dose, further easing if both shots taken

– Fully inoculated people can visit care homes after passing rapid virus test

– Authorities looking to cut quarantine stays for fully vaccinated arrivals from lower-risk countries, possibly to under seven days for some

– Flight ban for Britain will be removed in May, but arrivals to Hong Kong still required to quarantine for 21 days

– All airlines on a route to be banned if one is found to bring passengers to the city who test positive for a mutant Covid-19 strain

Hongkongers who have been vaccinated for Covid-19 will be allowed to dine out in bigger groups and enjoy other easing social-distancing measures as well as become eligible for limited travel under “vaccination bubble” incentives offered by the government to boost the city’s inoculation rate.

Extracted from South China Morning Post 13/4/2021

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