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Hong Kong lifts all Covid-19 restrictions on arrivals into the city

No more '0+3' regime for travellers that test negative from December 14 onwards

Cheryl Sekkappan
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Cheryl Sekkappan

Love Hong Kong? Then rejoice, because the city is finally scrapping its amber health code from December 14 (Wednesday), effectively ending all travel restrictions for arrivals in to the city.

Previously, those entering Hong Kong were subjected to a '0+3' regime. Under this, travellers were issued an amber code on their health app upon arrival, banning them from entering restaurants, gyms and beauty parlours for the first three days – even if they test negative for Covid-19.

Now though, all incoming travellers who test negative will receive a blue code on their health app and are free to move freely around Hong Kong from day one. Those who test positive will still get a red health code and be isolated.

There are still some rules to follow, of course. Arrivals must take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test at the airport and on their third day in Hong Kong. They also need to take a rapid antigen test (RAT) for five days. 

Keep your vaccination records on hand too, because you will still be required to show them at restaurants and designated venues to gain entry.

For more information, check out our guide to what you need to know about travelling to Hong Kong now


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