Li said the set number of travelers will also end and all border posts will open next week. The announcement comes a day after Lee launched a “tourist campaign” aimed at attracting tourists to Hong Kong.
A COVID-19 test will no longer be required to travel between Hong Kong and China. Officials announced this on Friday. Hong Kong leader John Lee told a press conference on Friday: “From Monday, travel between Hong Kong and China will be fully restored.” It will be done and all border posts will open next week. The announcement comes a day after Lee launched a “tourist campaign” aimed at attracting tourists to Hong Kong.
Under this campaign, 500,000 free plane tickets will also be given to selected tourists to visit Hong Kong. China eased travel restrictions in Hong Kong on January 8. It ended the mandatory quarantine for passengers arriving from Hong Kong to China, but limited the number of passengers to 50,000. Hong Kong and Chinese authorities said on Friday that from February 6, people traveling between China and Hong Kong will not need to take a COVID-19 test.
Only those who have traveled abroad in the last seven days from the date of travel will need to present the RT-PCR test report, which confirms that they are not infected. Despite the lifting of restrictions, Hong Kong’s tourism industry may still have a long way to go to return to normal. Some 605,000 tourists are expected to arrive in Hong Kong in 2022, six times more than in 2021 but 90 percent less than in 2019. In 2019, 55.9 million people traveled to Hong Kong before the outbreak of the global pandemic. .
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