COVID-19: Updated testing arrangements for inbound travelers

27 Apr 20

HONG KONG

IMPACT – HIGH

The Department of Health (DH) has updated COVID-19 testing arrangements for asymptomatic travelers arriving in Hong Kong.

Key Points:

  • All asymptomatic travelers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport must undergo saliva sample testing and then wait for the results at a designated location.
  • The DH will provide accommodations at a designated holding center for travelers who have to wait overnight for their test results.
  • Travelers staying at the DH holding center must not leave their hotel rooms.

Background: The DH will issue quarantine orders to all incoming travelers, as well as electronic wristbands. Travelers leaving their designated holding center room will be in breach of the quarantine order, which is a criminal offense, and will be subject to maximum imprisonment of six months and a fine of HK$25,000.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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