A deal offering quarantine-free entry into the EU, on the condition Hong Kong reciprocates, remains a distant prospect for now, some say. Photo: AFP
A deal offering quarantine-free entry into the EU, on the condition Hong Kong reciprocates, remains a distant prospect for now, some say. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: hopes raised for EU to ease entry restrictions covering Hong Kong, with Brussels poised to update Covid-19 travel rules

  • Brussels set to reveal changes on Friday to its Covid-19 travel curbs, potentially allowing Hong Kong travellers to head to the bloc for leisure, business purposes
  • Health experts say allowing incoming travellers into Hong Kong is not realistic given the low vaccination rate locally, despite no new Covid-19 cases on Thursday

A deal offering quarantine-free entry into the EU, on the condition Hong Kong reciprocates, remains a distant prospect for now, some say. Photo: AFP
A deal offering quarantine-free entry into the EU, on the condition Hong Kong reciprocates, remains a distant prospect for now, some say. Photo: AFP

Corrected [7:46pm, 17 Jun, 2021]

  • [7:46pm, 17 Jun, 2021]

    An earlier version of this story reported that the EU had already decided to ease travel restrictions for Hong Kong travellers. The EU has clarified that a decision on this matter is due on Friday.

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