Inbound travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport getting in queue to be transported to quarantine hotels in the city on 2 September 2021. Photo: Dickson Lee
Inbound travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport getting in queue to be transported to quarantine hotels in the city on 2 September 2021. Photo: Dickson Lee

Global banks urge Hong Kong to ease zero-Covid policy, as city waived only one in five applicants from tough quarantine measures

  • The government approved only 86 quarantine waivers as of October 22, out of 385 applications received, according to data provided by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB)
  • Hong Kong risks losing its vital international status if it does not implement a clear Covid exit strategy, said the Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA)

Topic |   Banking & finance
Inbound travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport getting in queue to be transported to quarantine hotels in the city on 2 September 2021. Photo: Dickson Lee
Inbound travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport getting in queue to be transported to quarantine hotels in the city on 2 September 2021. Photo: Dickson Lee
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