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Hong Kong Eliminates All Travel Restrictions

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Following hot on the heels of Mainland China’s announcement of eliminating quarantine for international travellers, Hong Kong is set to scrap all of its remaining pandemic-related travel restrictions as of December 29, 2022. 

Hong Kong Fully Eases Travel Restrictions

Since September 26, 2022, independent tourists have been able to enter Hong Kong for the purpose of tourism with no designated quarantine. The caveat was that inbound travellers were subject to a myriad of tests before and after their flights to Hong Kong, as well as a three-day health monitoring period upon arrival.

While these requirements were very light in comparison to previous heavy-handed rules, they still added some stress for anyone planning a trip to Hong Kong.

As of December 29, 2022, travellers will no longer be subjected to coronavirus testing at any point prior to or after their arrival in Hong Kong. This removes another barrier for anyone who might otherwise be contemplating a trip to Hong Kong, but didn’t want to be subjected to so many tests.

Furthermore, Hong Kong’s vaccine pass, which provided access to many establishments, will also no longer be required. Similarly, social distancing requirements and mandatory quarantine with a positive test are both set to disappear, too.

The Peak, Hong Kong

The only remaining COVID-19 restriction is that everyone must wear face masks in public spaces, except for when exercising. 

This marks yet another shift in Hong Kong’s approach to the pandemic, which had some of the most restrictions in the world until recently. 

Aside from being required to wear masks in public spaces, everything will more or less be back to business as usual. Luckily, this also means that travel to Hong Kong will be similar to what it was pre-pandemic. 

How to Get to Hong Kong

With this announcement, there is surely going to be a barrage of travellers who wish to visit Hong Kong once again. 

To fly to East Asia on points, Aeroplan naturally comes to mind with its fantastic rate of 75,000 points one-way in business class from the West Coast (or any itinerary of under 7,500 miles in distance flown) and 87,500 points from the East Coast (or any itinerary of 7,500+ miles in distance flown).

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