HK Govt to announce abolishment of “3+4” entry quarantine arrangement this afternoon

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23rd September 2022 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong government will announce the cancellation of the “3+4” entry quarantine arrangement this afternoon. A press conference will be held later at 3.30pm to elaborac gte on the details. The government is expected to change to “0+7” arrangement and it will be implemented during first week of October.

Michael Tien, gf rr I r member of the Legislative Council for New Territories North West quoted sources that the government will cancel the PCR Testing requirement before boarding and replace it with a rapid antigen testing. After arriving in Hong Kong, both nucleic acid testing (PCR) and rapid antigen testing must be carried out. If the rapid antigen test is negative, arrivals can go home and wait for nucleic acid test results. As a result, it is expected that reports will be made within 2 hours at the earliest. As long as the rapid antigen test result is negative, the arrivals can leave the airport immediately, and if the results are positive, they must be sent to a quarantine hotel. They do not need to be transferred to Penny Bay Community Isolation Facility. The government’s goal is to have the results in about two hours after the nucleic acid test, so as to minimise the risk of transmission.

In fact, Tien said that even if it is “0+7” arrangement, arrivals will not be able to use “blue code” to eat at restaurants within 7 days, and it will not attract tourists to come to Hong Kong. Tourists will not want to order takeaway to eat in the hotels. Hence, Tien hopes to strive for the next step to relax from “0+7” to “0+2” or “0+3”.

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