Hong Kong Government has lifted the restriction of entry into Hong Kong of any Hubei residents with effect from today
In view of the COVID-19 epidemic situation in Hong Kong and in places outside Hong Kong and the need to reduce cross-boundary movement of people and impose compulsory quarantine in the near future, the Government gazetted today legislative amendments to extend the expiry date of Cap. 599C by one month to October 7, 2020. Extending the expiry date of the regulation concerned does not necessarily imply that the compulsory quarantine requirements currently imposed would be maintained until the expiry date of the relevant regulation. The provisions under Cap. 599C allow flexibility for the Government to, in view of the development of the epidemic, tighten or relax measures to implement compulsory requirement for arrivals from specific places or other infection control measures in order to complement the implementation of the mutual recognition of health codes and mutual exemption of quarantine with the Mainland and to explore the arrangements of "travel bubbles" with other regions
Entry Restrictions on Hubei Residents and non-Hong Kong Residents
Who have visited Hubei Province
As one of the measures to prevent and control COVID-19, the Government, in view of the epidemic situation in Hubei Province in early 2020 and after taking into account the advice of experts, restricted the entry into Hong Kong of any Hubei residents, and non-Hong Kong residents who have visited the Hubei Province in the 14 days prior to arrival at Hong Kong since January 27, 2020. Having regard to the fact that the epidemic situation in Hubei Province has remained stabilised and is under control, the Government has lifted this measure with effect from today (August 21, 2020). Hubei residents and non-Hong Kong residents who have visited the Hubei Province in the 14 days prior to arrival at Hong Kong would be subject to the same arrangements for other inbound travellers from the Mainland, and are required to comply with the compulsory quarantine requirements pursuant to Cap. 599C.