City residents returning from the US will soon have to spend their first seven days of quarantine at the government’s camp at Penny’s Bay. Photo: May Tse
City residents returning from the US will soon have to spend their first seven days of quarantine at the government’s camp at Penny’s Bay. Photo: May Tse

Omicron variant: Hong Kong tightens measures for US arrivals, requires first week of 21-day quarantine to be at Penny’s Bay government facility

  • Move prompted by Omicron case detected in traveller from the US, bringing the total number of variant infections confirmed by city so far to five
  • The US is the first country outside Africa to be subject to the heightened quarantine requirements

City residents returning from the US will soon have to spend their first seven days of quarantine at the government’s camp at Penny’s Bay. Photo: May Tse
City residents returning from the US will soon have to spend their first seven days of quarantine at the government’s camp at Penny’s Bay. Photo: May Tse
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