Hong Kong relaxes Covid guidelines for tour teams, says preparations for visiting vacationers could be launched this month

Hong Kong’s authorities mentioned on November 7 it was stress-free COVID-19 restrictions on inbound tour teams together with permitting them to enter theme parks and museums after arriving within the monetary hub.

Hong Kong has relaxed lots of its stringent coronavirus insurance policies in current months, together with resort quarantine for worldwide arrivals as of Sept. 26.

Worldwide arrivals are nonetheless, nevertheless, topic to a number of coronavirus exams and barred from getting into bars, eating places and venues like sports activities golf equipment for the primary three days.

The federal government mentioned particular preparations for visiting vacationers could be launched this month, with out specifying a begin date.

“The relevant arrangements can support the gradual resumption of the inbound travel market in an orderly manner and provide more favorable business environment for the travel trade,” the federal government mentioned.

The announcement got here after Hong Kong final week hosted a high-profile monetary summit for which greater than 200 monetary executives who flew into the previous British colony had been exempted from Hong Kong’s guidelines for worldwide arrivals.

Many native residents have pointed to inconsistencies in authorities coverage and mentioned authorities ought to take away the restrictions for everybody equally.

Hong Kong’s economic system has been battered by the coronavirus restrictions which have lasted for almost three years with many small and medium-sized companies closing down.