Resumption of quarantine-free travel to Mainland on track: Lam
HK officials to meet with Mainland officials on planned travel resumption.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she does not “see any changes” in the government’s plan to resume the quarantine-free travel between Hong Kong and the Mainland amidst the threat of the Omicron variant.
“We are right at the moment preparing to resume some normal travel into the Mainland, which is the number one priority of many people in society,” Lam said in her speech Tuesday, adding that HK has been “successful” in attaining its zero infection goal.
Lam said a delegation led by Chief Secretary Jong Lee is also set to meet with Mainland officials to discuss preparations for the resumption of quarantine-free travel.
“It is gratifying for me to say that negotiations or discussions between the two sides, that is between the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government as well as the Mainland authorities, are still going on,” the Chief Executive said.
Meanwhile, Lam assured that the government has been working hard to “prevent Omicron from spreading into the community.”
Hong Kong has already detected seven cases “during the test-and-hold arrangement at the Hong Kong International Airport or during the mandatory quarantine period,” Lam said.