DestinationsEntry rules, while strict in comparison with other destinations, reflect the city's stance to ease up on pandemic travel rules.

At long last, Hong Kong creaks door open to travellers

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From 1 May, non-residents will be allowed to enter Hong Kong beginning at midnight.
From 1 May, non-residents will be allowed to enter Hong Kong beginning at midnight. Photo Credit: Unsplash/Robson Hatsukami Morgan

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Hong Kong is finally reopening its doors to travellers, some two years after closing its borders on 25 March 2020.

From 1 May, non-residents will be allowed to enter Hong Kong beginning at midnight. 

However, entry requirements for travellers into Hong Kong from 1 May still stands in contrast with the region where borders have reopened without lengthy quarantines and increasingly Covid tests.

Visitors and residents flying into Hong Kong from overseas will still have to undergo an antigen as well as PCR test on arrival, in addition to a mandatory seven-day stay at a designated quarantine hotel as part of the government’s “test and hold” programme. 

The city authorities will be raising the threshold for suspending its incoming flights with infected Covid-19 passengers from three to five people. The length of time that flight routes will be banned will be reduced from seven to five days. 

Meanwhile, attractions in the city are also reopening. Hong Kong Disneyland reopened on April, its first in months since the Omicron outbreak hit the city. 

Venues including gyms, theme parks, beauty parlours and movie theatres have also reopened after a four-month closure.

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