Hong Kong Shortens Mandatory Hotel Quarantine to 3 Days

Hong Kong’s mandatory hotel quarantine for overseas arrivals will be reduced from 7 days to 3 days beginning Friday (August 12), said the Chief Executive of Hong Kong on Monday.

“The seven-day quarantine hotel arrangement will be changed to three days in a quarantine hotel, plus four days of home medical surveillance,” Chief Executive John Lee said at a press conference Monday.

After completing the hotel quarantine, travelers are free to stay at home or in a hotel for the remaining four days of surveillance. During the 4-day period, a person with a negative daily RAT test can leave their home but cannot enter venues requiring a vaccination pass.

That includes bars, pubs, gyms and beauty parlors.

Hong Kong-listed Cathay Pacific airline gained 2.83% following the announcement.