Old Jul 7, 20, 11:07 am
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tentseller
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Originally Posted by 889 View Post
Arriving passengers may no longer have to wait around for their test results. From today's SCMP:

"Given the latest situation, the Department of Health announced on Friday that air arrivals from low-risk areas could wait for their Covid-19 test results at home or in hotels if designated waiting facilities were full, as the number of inbound travellers at the Hong Kong International Airport had 'substantially increased recently'".
Given the increase in CX/KA flights from July 1 and another increase mid-July, DoH should be prepared for the increased load at the test centre as well as a safe policy to deal with inbound arrivals waiting for their test results.
There are posting on various FB groups of HK arrivals/quarantines which mentioned people being sent to their quarantine location without a test result in the evening.
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