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Inbound to Hong Kong COVID-19 Quarantine & Restrictions

Old Dec 10, 21, 10:46 am
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USA was upgraded to the highest cat A group. All arrival must do 7 days quarantine at the container camp. And follow by 14 days hotel quarantine.
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Old Dec 10, 21, 1:24 pm
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Originally Posted by sbs2716g View Post
USA was upgraded to the highest cat A group. All arrival must do 7 days quarantine at the container camp. And follow by 14 days hotel quarantine.
Any FT posted a stay review for Penny Bay? Chances of upgrades and getting resort charges waived?

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Old Dec 11, 21, 5:53 pm
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Originally Posted by sbs2716g View Post
USA was upgraded to the highest cat A group. All arrival must do 7 days quarantine at the container camp. And follow by 14 days hotel quarantine.
Known on the street as the A+ list.
Effective for arrivals after Dec 13 0000h HKT
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Old Dec 13, 21, 4:29 am
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so does USA departure now need confirmation of spot at Penny Bay to board a flight to hk? if so, is this one of those where HK is open but you can never secure a spot at PB so you can never come from USA?
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Old Dec 13, 21, 4:49 am
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Originally Posted by fakecd View Post
so does USA departure now need confirmation of spot at Penny Bay to board a flight to hk? if so, is this one of those where HK is open but you can never secure a spot at PB so you can never come from USA?
No. Only a 14 day room reservation in a DQH starting from the 8th night is required. Penny's bay is free.
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Old Dec 13, 21, 5:52 am
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apparently UK added to the A+ list with 7 days at Penny Bay.
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...epage#comments
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Old Dec 13, 21, 7:27 am
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i am surprised to hear with so many countries of A+ category, govt can let anyone fly in at capacity of 1916 at Pennys Bay. this vs 11k of hotel quarantine spot now.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...K3oy8aawsNDaHh

for 7 day quarantine, any given rolling 1 day would have free capacity of circa 275 units. Similarly if on average most hk quarantine are say 17 days (some 14/21) thats means any rolling 1 day free capacity of 650 units. HK already struggled with hotel rooms (at 650/day freed up) so if more countries go to A+, 275 units/day at PB will hit the ceiling very quick

Nov21 HKIA data showed 120k pax handled (departure/arrival/transit are double counted). so say 1/4 is number arriving a month (30k) which comes to average 1k new arrival everyday. so basically for 1k arrival a day, struggles already with 650/day available hotel room, not sure how the 275/day availablr PB will cope up.
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Old Dec 13, 21, 7:55 am
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Someone in FB HKQSG noted only <1100 arrivals/day, and US is ~5% of that (so all A+, <10%?).

But once UK is A+, Aus-style quotas will start applying by next weekend

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...ed-shrink-wait



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Old Dec 13, 21, 11:51 am
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double standard from HKG govt again.

when SIN reported omicron imported case , it was moved to CAT A with 21 days quarantine.

now China Tianjin reported imported omicron case, HKG said that there is no risk of community spread, thus wont move China to Cat A.
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Old Dec 13, 21, 9:45 pm
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Originally Posted by percysmith View Post
Someone in FB HKQSG noted only <1100 arrivals/day, and US is ~5% of that (so all A+, <10%?).

But once UK is A+, Aus-style quotas will start applying by next weekend

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...ed-shrink-wait


Updated to soon. Of course, theyre waiting to check if someones kid still needs to come back before cutoff https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...ed-shrink-wait


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Old Dec 15, 21, 3:44 am
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Originally Posted by percysmith View Post
Updated to soon. Of course, theyre waiting to check if someones kid still needs to come back before cutoff https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...ed-shrink-wait


Further back-pedalling to Thursday or Friday, but a total ban on U.K. flights to HK is mooted


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Old Dec 15, 21, 4:20 pm
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HKQSG: BA cancel HKG-LHR/LHR-HKG to 28 Feb 2022

Both ways (LHR-HKG and HKG-LHR).
So it does suggest BA initiated this, not HKSARG.
VS still looks fine.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/27887...1447668557714/




https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...policies/askba


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Old Dec 20, 21, 7:54 am
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A+ reduced to first four days PB /remaining 17 days QH/UK becomes A+

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/...1122000964.htm

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2788738214495345/permalink/4705025432866604/



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Old Dec 20, 21, 7:44 pm
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Another important change is that pre-departure test must now be done 48h (rather than 72h) before departure of nonstop flight to HK.
Frankly, I was surprised that HK stuck with this 72h rule while other major countries introduced a shorter period. It explains why so many pax, especially with the long flight from US, test negative pre-departure and positive upon arrival.

I would suggest that anyone planning to arrive in HK join the FB group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2788738214495345
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1618090988342430
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Old Dec 31, 21, 1:47 am
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Were finally getting restaurant vaccine mandate (by CNY)


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