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Fully-vaccinated arrivals home quarantine eased

2021-08-06 HKT 02:22
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  • Fully-vaccinated arrivals will now only have to do seven days of home quarantine, self monitor for a further seven, and take six Covid tests. File photo: RTHK
    Fully-vaccinated arrivals will now only have to do seven days of home quarantine, self monitor for a further seven, and take six Covid tests. File photo: RTHK
The government on Friday partially eased home quarantine restrictions for fully-vaccinated people arriving from the mainland and Macau after the government suspended its Return2HK quarantine-free scheme earlier in the week, due to rising Covid cases in both places. Those arriving from Guangdong, though, still do not need to go into quarantine.

Fully-vaccinated arrivals will now only have to do seven days of home quarantine, self monitor for a further seven, and take six Covid tests.

On Wednesday, the government suspended the Return2HK scheme for Hong Kong residents returning from the mainland, imposing a 14-day home quarantine period. A day earlier, the government had suspended the same scheme with Macau due to an outbreak there of the highly-infectious delta variant.

The government also said fully-vaccinated arrivals from Taiwan would only need to stay in designated quarantine hotels for 14 days, compared to 21 days for those who aren't fully inoculated. They also have to self monitor for a further seven days and take the six tests.