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)

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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