Hong Kong has announced the end of mandatory hotel quarantine for foreign travelers from September 26, 2022, after more than two years of strict COVID-19 regulations.
The arrivals will not need a PCR test before departure, but they will be screened after landing as part of the testing practice and will undergo three days of home medical surveillance. During these three days, travelers will not be able to enter some public places, such as gyms or restaurants.
In a statement to AeroTime, Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific welcomed Hong Kong’s decision to end mandatory hotel quarantine.
“These adjustments will help improve travel sentiment, thereby helping the gradual recovery of travel and strengthening network connectivity to, from and through Hong Kong’s aviation hub,” Cathay Pacific said.
Cathay Pacific has been among the hardest hit worldwide by severe travel restrictions in Hong Kong and mainland China linked to COVID-19.
Now in October, the carrier intends to add more than 200 pairs of passenger flights in both regional and long-haul destinations.
Following Japan’s easing of travel restrictions for inbound visitors starting in mid-October, Cathay Pacific will resume daily flights to Tokyo from November 1 and four times a week to Sapporo from December 1, 2022.
https://www.aerotime.aero/articles/32229-hong-kong-will-end-hotel-quarantine Hong Kong will end the quarantine in hotels until the end of September