HK places five more countries on their high-risk list
These five countries have Omricon cases.
The Hong Kong government has categorised Finland, Ghana, Korea, Norway, and Saudi Arabia under Group A places following the detection of Omicron cases in the said counties.
Starting 5 December, inbound travelers coming from the five high-risk countries will be subject to tighter boarding and quarantine requirements.
Non-Hong Kong residents who have stayed in any of the five countries within 21 days will be barred from entering Hong Kong,
Meanwhile, residents will only be allowed to board a flight back home if they have been fully vaccinated and hold a recognised vaccination card.
Residents will also be put under hotel quarantine for 21 days upon their arrival in Hong Kong, and under xi tests during the period of their quarantine. On their 26th day of arrival in the city, residents will also be required to take a COVID test in a community testing centre.
Apart from the five countries, Hong Kong will also impose stricter measures on transit passengers from overseas places and Taiwan.
Starting 8 December, transit passengers will be required to present at boarding a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before their scheduled departure.