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Gov’t removes quarantine requirement for aircrew

They can leave the airport upon their arrival if they obtain a negative test result.

Locally based aircrew of passenger flights to or from overseas places or Taiwan will no longer need to undergo quarantine before leaving the Hong Kong International Airport, the government said.

As per the government’s announcement, members of the aircrew can leave the airport upon their arrival as long as they can obtain a negative nucleic acid test result.

The crew members, however, will still be subject to regular testing and medical surveillance after their return to the local community.

During medical surveillance, aircrew members will have to avoid mask-off activities in public places, crowded places and mass gatherings; they will also have to keep a log of their activities until the third day following their arrival.

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The airlines will be responsible for monitoring and checking the activity logs of their aircrew, said the government.

“If airlines are found not to be exercising due diligence in compliance monitoring, or case of non-compliance, the eligibility of the relevant aircrew for the designated quarantine arrangements will be revoked,” the government added.

Meanwhile, the government said all locally based aircrew members shall “continue to comply with the closed-loop arrangements during their layover at out ports in overseas places or Taiwan to avoid contact with the community in those places.”

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