Hong Kong officials, lawmakers to enter ‘closed-loop’ arrangement ahead of July 1 celebrations

Executive Councillor Ip Kwok-him has said that “a state leader” may visit Hong Kong on July 1 – which marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s Handover from Britain to China – as top officials have been told to avoid huge gatherings ahead of the day . Xi Jinping in Hong Kong in 2017. File … Read more

BREAKING: Hongkongers must show a negative rapid Covid test to enter bars or clubs amid clusters

Hong Kong residents visiting bars and clubs will soon have to show a negative Covid-19 test result from the past 24 hours in order to gain entry. Announcing the requirement at a press conference on Tuesday, health chief Sophia Chan said the new policy was in light of outbreaks at nightlife establishments in recent days. … Read more

4th Covid-19 Dose Available For Under-60s; Vaccine Pass Needed To Enter Certain Healthcare Premises

The Hong Kong government issued an advisory stating that residents of the city under 60 years old in certain professions or with specific requirements can get their fourth Covid-19 dose. Authorities also announced that anyone who wants to visit designated healthcare premises in the city must have an eligible vaccine passunless they are exempted. Fourth … Read more

Starting May 1, Non Residents And Tourists Can Enter Hong Kong While Flight Ban Will Be Reduced To 5 days

On April 22, the Hong Kong government further eased restrictions on inbound international travelers by announcing that non-residents will be allowed to enter the city starting May 1. The authorities also revealed that it will reduce the route-specific flight ban to five days and allow inbound travelers to await their on-arrival PCR test results at … Read more

Hong Kong’s No. 2 John Lee to enter leadership race if Beijing approves resignation

Hong Kong’s former chief secretary John Lee has said he intends to enter the chief executive race next month if Beijing accepts his resignation. John Lee meets the press on April 6, 2021. Photo: Selina Cheng / HKFP. The 64-year-old confirmed media reports that he hoped to throw his hat into the ring for public … Read more