Hong Kong to reopen borders to mainland China for economy boost

Without undergoing the 14-day mandatory quarantine
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Hong Kong is considering opening its border to mainland China in the hopes of boosting it’s economy.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam is in talks to reopen the border for local residents living in mainland China to return to the city.

Discussions are under way to reopen cross-border travel in a gradual and orderly manner, whilst taking into account the risks to public health.

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Chief Executive, Carrie Lam

“It is time for us to take a very pragmatic approach to allow people flow, whether [it is] between Hong Kong and the mainland, or Hong Kong and Macau, and Hong Kong with other overseas places,”

said Carrie Lam

Lam said Hong Kong residents living on the mainland should be given priority to return to the city, without undergoing the 14-day mandatory quarantine provided they have proof of a negative test result.

Visitors from China, Taiwan, and Macau must undergo a 14-day compulsory quarantine either in a hotel or at home upon arrival in Hong Kong.

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