Sunday, January 22, 2023
Hong Kong – (dpa):
Hong Kong Radio and Television (RTHK) reported on Sunday that city officials are looking to soon remove the requirement that travelers to the Chinese mainland take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, and are seeking to remove the limit. Maximum for people, who cross the border.
The Broadcasting Corporation quoted Chief Secretary Eric Chan, the second official of the Hong Kong government, as saying that the city is seeking to make more changes in Covid policy if the situation regarding the pandemic across the city remains stable, according to Bloomberg News today, Sunday.
The South China Morning Post reported that the changes may happen after the Lunar New Year holiday.
The Hong Kong Radio and Television Corporation quoted Chan as saying that forcing people to take a Covid test before going to the Chinese mainland was disturbing.
Cross-border movement had resumed, after China abandoned its “zero Covid” policies, which essentially cut the country off from the world for three years.
Resuming cross-border movement is particularly important for Hong Kong, as the city welcomed some 44 million people from mainland China in 2019.