The government of Hong Kong has announced that from the 5th February 2022, the compulsory quarantine period for inbound travellers from overseas destinations will be adjusted to 14 days (from 21 days previously) in designated quarantine hotels (DQHs), to be followed by a seven-day self-monitoring period. Strict coronavirus rules have previously made Hong Kong one of the world’s most isolated cities, with flights down as much as 90%.
The government’s press release goes on to state that the scientific data suggests that, while the transmission of the omicron variant is faster, its incubation period is shorter, which accounts for the implementation of the new quarantine arrangements for inbound travellers.
As transmission of the omicron variant is already very prevalent around
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