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Inbound to Hong Kong COVID-19 Quarantine & Restrictions

Inbound to Hong Kong COVID-19 Quarantine & Restrictions

Old Sep 18, 22, 8:58 pm
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Originally Posted by percysmith View Post
Govt probably wants to stop outward tourism - no help to local economy and bring back germs
But then again that means no inward tourism either - as if people will come to HK for holiday/mileage run on 0+7
The only inbound tourism that mattered before the pandemic was from China. There is no way that is coming back so it's simply not part of the consideration.
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Old Sep 18, 22, 9:02 pm
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even if they were to move to 0+0, as a tourist, would you take the risk to come to HK. You come here, get sick and end up in Penny bay for nobody knows how long. No matter what they do, it will be a long time because inwards tourism restarts. But as mentioned bu other, that's probably not the goal
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Old Sep 19, 22, 12:11 am
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Originally Posted by percysmith View Post
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...tel-quarantine (https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%...ype%3Dhomepage)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ek-report-says

(0 days hotel quarantine + 7 days medical surveillance [this includes ban on going to any restaurant or bar in the period]
Pre-departure and post-arrival testing to stay in place)

I think 0+7 works for visiting family (both ways), rather than enabling outward tourism

Its a two-edged sword
Govt probably wants to stop outward tourism - no help to local economy and bring back germs
But then again that means no inward tourism either - as if people will come to HK for holiday/mileage run on 0+7
The rumors mill is spinning hard. We'll see if this pseudo-leak means the new rules are just a few days ahead, or if everyone jumps at the slightest hint of good news.

I don't know who is actively targeted by this new set of rules, but I can tell this is a game-changer for those who have both business & family, especially if they end up allowing positive cases to quarantine at home.

Skipping restaurants is annoying for business meetings (and daily life), but there's still plenty you can do during the day. And it's a good reason to dust up pans and cook a bit at home.

So for business travel & family reunion, 0+7 checks quite a few boxes. Add a face-saving 7-day home-quarantine in case of positive tests and we got a deal that's not that bad compared to the last 2 years.

Data point: I plan to restart my monthly commuting to HK as soon as 0+7 is implemented.
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Old Sep 19, 22, 2:37 am
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Originally Posted by percysmith View Post
as if people will come to HK for holiday/mileage run on 0+7
Originally Posted by blandy62 View Post
even if they were to move to 0+0, as a tourist, would you take the risk to come to HK. You come here, get sick and end up in Penny bay for nobody knows how long.
People might come on a mileage run.

Well, I already booked a flight for late October and accepted that I would need to do 3+4, but if no quarantine had been announced, then I might have just booked a quick transit - I really only want to enter HK to maintain my RoA for now as it's due to expire in Nov, and exchange a few things with my dad. The rest of the things I need to do can wait until there are no more or very few tests needed and therefore less risk of getting stuck.

I thought they already announced that those testing positive can continue to isolate in their quarantine hotel from November rather than going to Penny's Bay. That's like how it was in the rest of the world during northern hemisphere summer 2021, and plenty of tourists took that risk. The main difference is that HK will want you to test every day for a week while most other countries just made people take one test a few days after arrival.
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Old Sep 19, 22, 6:38 am
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one must accept HK policy to date is based solely on politics and time-line, not science or logic.

once October event passes, common sense should return. However those who gave up on hk wont return no matter what they do
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Old Sep 19, 22, 7:14 am
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Originally Posted by fakecd View Post
one must accept HK policy to date is based solely on politics and time-line, not science or logic.
While not making any observations or views on how the HK SAR has handled the situation, I will say that, in my view, we didn't handle it all that well here in the US.

Here's a tip for CX. At least for me, that my own country imposed that testing restriction on my return will be a sore spot for the rest of my life. That they keep insisting it was the airlines, fine. I'm gonna need to blame someone (can't wait until Nov), and I'll blame the US airlines. So, foreign carriers, you're my first choice, even now more than in the past.
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Old Sep 19, 22, 8:08 am
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Originally Posted by :D! View Post
People might come on a mileage run.

Well, I already booked a flight for late October and accepted that I would need to do 3+4, but if no quarantine had been announced, then I might have just booked a quick transit - I really only want to enter HK to maintain my RoA for now as it's due to expire in Nov, and exchange a few things with my dad. The rest of the things I need to do can wait until there are no more or very few tests needed and therefore less risk of getting stuck.

I thought they already announced that those testing positive can continue to isolate in their quarantine hotel from November rather than going to Penny's Bay. That's like how it was in the rest of the world during northern hemisphere summer 2021, and plenty of tourists took that risk. The main difference is that HK will want you to test every day for a week while most other countries just made people take one test a few days after arrival.
You are tested every day for 11 days (from Day 0 to 10).
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Old Sep 19, 22, 9:59 am
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Originally Posted by fakecd View Post
once October event passes, common sense should return. However those who gave up on hk wont return no matter what they do
Many people have given up on HK and have left, with no plan to return. However, my sense is that many who also left with no intention of returning have headed to other pastures (Australia, Canada, UK, USA, etc.) and after a while of living there (especially in truly dysfunctional places like the UK or the US) they'll reach the "why am I living in this hellhole?" and will make their way back to HK.
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Old Sep 23, 22, 4:44 am
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Many people have given up on HK and have left, with no plan to return. However, my sense is that many who also left with no intention of returning have headed to other pastures (Australia, Canada, UK, USA, etc.) and after a while of living there (especially in truly dysfunctional places like the UK or the US) they'll reach the "why am I living in this hellhole?" and will make their way back to HK.
That's sort of how I feel about Shanghai. While it's true that they imprisoned us for two months (that sucked, especially during the first several days before they figured out how to get us food), but it's honestly not a bad place, and we never talk about politics (unlike in the US).
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Old Sep 24, 22, 4:51 pm
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Now that quarantine has been (semi) lifted, it’s time to close this thread and start a new discussion on the current inbound arrangements.

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