Hong Kong has tightened quarantine restrictions for arrivals from some African international locations following the emergence of the Omicron variant.
From Tuesday, 4 African international locations have been added to a listing of high-risk places with particular further quarantine necessities: Angola, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Zambia.
Hong Kong residents who journey from these 4 international locations should spend seven days after arrival in a authorities quarantine facility the place they’ll bear day by day Covid-19 testing. They should then spend an extra 14 days in obligatory quarantine at a lodge.
The requirement had already been put in place for Hong Kong residents arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Non-residents touring from these international locations cannot enter Hong Kong.
High-risk listing: In addition, from Thursday, 9 extra international locations might be added to Hong Kong’s listing of high-risk locations, however with out the necessity for extra quarantine in a authorities facility.
Those international locations are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Israel, and Italy, all of which have recognized at the least one confirmed case of the Omicron variant.
Only totally vaccinated Hong Kong residents might be allowed to enter from these international locations, after which they need to bear 21 days of lodge quarantine. Non-Hong Kong residents who’ve visited these international locations inside 21 days are not allowed to enter Hong Kong.