HK further eases COVID curbs with mainland China

3 February 2023
2023-02-03 19:34

Travel between Hong Kong and China will no longer require COVID-19 PCR tests nor be held to a daily limit, authorities announced Friday, as both places seek to drive economic growth. Hong Kong leader John Lee announced that from the 6 February, next Monday, there will be a full resumption of travel between Hong Kong and the mainland.   

Lee said quotas for travelers will be scrapped and all boundary checkpoints will reopen next week. The announcement came a day after Lee unveiled a tourism campaign aimed at attracting travelers to Hong Kong that includes 500,000 free air tickets for tourists to visit the semi-autonomous Chinese city. China had already eased travel restrictions with Hong Kong on Jan. 8, dropping a mandatory quarantine period required for travelers entering the mainland.

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