Hong Kong has been a key destination for entrepreneurs and foreign investors for many years. The city’s unique position as a gateway to China and its thriving economy has made it a popular choice for business people from all over the world. The outbreak of Covid-19 however put a damper on travel to Hong Kong, with the city requiring all overseas visitors to go through mandatory hotel quarantine. Recently the Hong Kong government announced the lifting of compulsory quarantine requirements for inbound persons from overseas or Taiwan starting on September 26, making it easier for entrepreneurs and foreign investors to visit Hong Kong. This is welcome news for those doing business in Hong Kong, and it is sure to boost the city’s economy in the coming months.
New “0+3” Measure
Hong Kong has unveiled a new quarantine arrangement “0+3” for arriving tourists and residents.
Under the new system, arrivals are allowed to return home or stay in a hotel of their choice to undergo three days of medical surveillance. During those three days, they are allowed to go out as long as they comply with RT-PCR test requirements.
As per the recent travel policy, arrivals are no longer required to get an RT-PCR test before boarding flights. Negative RAT results within 24 hours of boarding are still mandated, but upon arrival, a PCR test must be conducted at the airport. And, there is no need to wait for the result before returning home or going to a hotel.
In addition, there will no longer be a daily quota for travelers coming to Hong Kong under the Come2hk and Return2hk scheme, while unvaccinated Hong Kong residents can also onboard flights to return to the city.
The new travel policy will undoubtedly make doing business in Hong Kong easier and more attractive to entrepreneurs worldwide. Travelers can once again enjoy all that Hong Kong has to offer, while businesses, tourism, and hospitality industries can start to recover from the impact of the pandemic.