Travelers headed to Hong Kong no longer need to quarantine in a hotel upon arrival.
But they will have to submit to a barrage of Covid tests.
They can go to work, take public transportation and go to supermarkets, but for the first three days, travelers can’t go into “high-risk premises” such as restaurants, bars and gyms.
Visitors who plan an eight-day trip must take 12 tests — four PCR and eight rapid antigen tests — which averages to 1.5 tests per day.
Moreover, those who test positive must isolate in a community facility for at least a week.
Still, the relaxed rules are welcome news to the city’s residents, who have endured hotel quarantine restrictions of up to three weeks at various points during the pandemic.