2022-09-02 18:25


What Is 'Reverse Quarantine' and How Will It Work?

What Is 'Reverse Quarantine' and How Will it Work?

Chief Executive John Lee said on Thursday that Hong Kong people travelling to the mainland will soon be allowed to fulfil their quarantine requirements in the SAR before crossing the border in a closed loop.

He said Guangzhou and Shenzhen authorities have agreed to the scheme in principle.

Lee made the announcement after attending a virtual meeting with leaders from Guangdong province and from the two cities.

At a press briefing, he said a joint task force will be set up to hammer out details for the so-called "reverse quarantine" arrangement, adding Chief Secretary Eric Chan will lead the Hong Kong delegation.

At present, anyone arriving on the mainland has to undergo a week of centralised quarantine followed by three days of home observation under the seven-plus-three arrangement.

Lee said the proposed reverse quarantine arrangement will ease the burden on quarantine hotel rooms on the mainland and ensure a regular flow of people from Hong Kong into Shenzhen.

We will try to do this fast. As always, we want to ensure that action comes quickly, he said.

Lee was asked whether Hong Kong has given up seeking quarantine-free travel to the mainland. This proposal of doing quarantine in Hong Kong so as to fulfil the seven-plus-three requirement in Shenzhen is in no replacement of other measures that we always try to seek so as to allow more convenience in allowing people to travel from Hong Kong to the mainland, he said. We are working on all possible options.

However, businesses and NGOs said the new reverse quarantine arrangement planned by Hong Kong authorities may not provide much-needed relief to travellers heading to mainland. They are calling instead for sufficient quota slots and the isolation duration to be shortened.

The minimum seven-day quarantine in the city remains a big deterrent, says NGO deputy director.

Source: South China Morning Post 


COVID-19 Update Sep. 2nd

1. Shanghai: 

+1 local cases

+7 imported COVID-19 cases

2. Chinese mainland:

+318 local cases

+55 imported COVID-19 cases

Get daily news, tips, and events in Shanghai

Connect with expat communities and industry experts

For the latest jobs&policy updates, scan the code below to follow AnyJob

If you have any questions about China visa applications (work visa, PU letter, company registration and more), please contact our visa consultant Anna (WeChat ID: AnyHelper_Anna).

Click "Wow" if you like this article

Gabriel & Co. fine jewelry

  • China Promotes Nationwide MuSource: China Daily SCMP Good evening everybody China has finished the initial phase of building a national platform on health information, a health official said on Friday. Mao Qun'an, director of the National Health Commission's departme
  • 20220903 China NewsClick the blue words above to follow our Wechat. 202209.03 Voice Broadcast 3 minutesKnow China 0 1 The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 307 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 132 were in Sichuan Province, the Nati
  • Young Lady Detained After PoSource: OT-Team(S,J), Shanghai TV, On September 2, videos of a female passenger showed up in lingerie on Shanghai Metro Line 6, who was posing for others to take pictures, were widely spread on the internet. The videos showed that, the you
  • Latest: Shanghai Announced SLatest: Shanghai Announced Strict Restrictions for Travelers Shanghai has announced strict management of travelers from domestic epidemic-hit areas. The specific measures are as follows: High-risk For those coming to or returning to Shangh
  • Nearly 40,000 Quarantined AfSource: OT-Team(S,J), China News, Beijing Youth Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan Province, reported 121 local confirmed cases and 69 local asymptomatic infections on August 30. New local cases are clearly related to Lantu Fitness and Swimm

Subscribe by Email

Follow Updates Articles from This Blog via Email

No Comments