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Government tightens boarding and quarantine requirements for places with Omicron cases detected
     ​The Government announced today (December 11) that in view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, Cyprus, Jordan and Lebanon will be specified as Group A specified places from 0.00am on December 14 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

     ​The Government announced earlier that as a preventive measure, the Government would specify places which have detected Omicron cases as Group A specified places. Noting that the detection of Omicron cases was confirmed in Cyprus, Jordan and Lebanon, the Government will specify them as Group A specified places from 0.00am on December 14. Non-Hong Kong residents who have stayed at the above places within 21 days will not be allowed to enter Hong Kong. Hong Kong residents can only board a flight for Hong Kong if they have been fully vaccinated and hold a recognised vaccination record. They will have to undergo compulsory quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel for 21 days upon returning to Hong Kong, with six tests to be conducted during quarantine, followed by compulsory testing in a community testing centre on the 26th day of arrival at Hong Kong.

     ​Meanwhile, the Government is ascertaining the details of the imported Omicron cases detected in Taiwan, and will continue to closely monitor the epidemic situation there to consider whether relevantboarding, quarantine and testing requirements should be further tightened.

     ​Details on the relevant boarding and compulsory quarantine requirements for respective specified places can be found at www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html.

     ​The Government will gazette the relevant updated specifications under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap. 599H) to effect the above measures.
Ends/Saturday, December 11, 2021
Issued at HKT 20:36
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