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Some countries now require negative COVID-19 test for travellers from China

Some countries now require negative COVID-19 test for travellers from China


Mainland China is seeing a surge of covid-19 cases since rolling back its tough measures earlier this month Hong Kong is also scrapping almost all of its restrictions to restore the city’s status as a travel and financial Hub but a number of countries including the United States and Japan are now mandating covet tests for passengers.

Arriving from China Richard kimbert has the local reaction from Hong Kong the Hong Kong government is doing away with a long list of covid-19 rules including limits on the number of people who can gather together in a restaurant and limits on the number of people who can gather together outside it’s also removing the need for international.

Arrivals to the city to take a PCR test and show that it is negative before boarding their flight to come to the city it is still necessary to wear a face mask in public places in the city but it’s no longer necessary to show that you are vaccinated using a government mobile phone app in order to get access to many public spaces such as.

Restaurants and bars the government says overall the covid situation in Hong Kong is now controllable with around 94 of the City’s population vaccinated the government though is protesting moves from some countries in the region to restrict travelers from Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland to travel to those countries because of concerns about the.

Outbreak on the Chinese Mainland and the fact that the border between Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland is is likely to be open for quarantine free travel in a few weeks time Japan has restricted the number of airports into which Hong Kong Travelers can fly to four the Hong Kong government is protesting that move the U.S Italy Malaysia and India are all.

Requiring negative covid-19 tests from Chinese Travelers including Hong Kong and Macau and their expectations here in Hong Kong and on the Chinese Mainland that the scale of that outbreak will likely delay any hopes on the part of the government’s in Beijing and Hong Kong that these rule relaxations taking place will prompt a quick and efficient.

Economic recovery and an immediate boost for the tourism appeal and the transport status hub for these places to be restored anytime soon Richard Kimber for CBC News in Hong Kong

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