The Chinese government announced on Friday that all border controls between the mainland, Hong Kong, and Macau would be fully reopened as of February 6. This followed the removal of quotas and the requirement that all travelers take the Covid-19 test.
China’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office said in an online statement that group tours between the mainland and its two special administrative regions would resume and the number of customs checkpoints open would return to pre-pandemic levels.
After China reopened its borders to the world on January 8, travelers between the mainland and Hong Kong were still subject to a quota system and the requirement that they undergo Covid-19 testing.
The news from China came just one day after Hong Kong launched a promotion campaign, including 500,000 free flights, to woo visitors, entrepreneurs, and investors back to the financial hub following more than three years of stringent Covid-19 restrictions.