Vaccinated overseas returnees to get shorter quarantine after positive antibody test

Hong Kong | 21 Jun 2021 4:44 pm

Fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents returning from overseas can see their compulsory hotel quarantine shortened to seven days starting June 30 if they test positive for antibodies.

Non-residents coming into Hong Kong can receive the same treatment in around a month's time after authorities hammer out details of their antibody tests. 

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced today that fully vaccinated residents can finish an antibody test before they head overseas.

Once they are tested positive, they will be eligible for shortened quarantine of seven days  – down from a range of 14 to 21 days depending on the risk level of the overseas country -  if they test negative of the virus upon their return to Hong Kong, said Lam.

As for non-Hong Kong residents, they may be arranged to do the antibody test at the airport upon arrival. They will be notified of the test result a day later during their stay at a quarantine hotel.

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