After three years, the Hong Kong government ends the mandatory mask requirement on March 1. This will bring an end to the Covid-measurements. As we head into spring and tourist season, Swedcham is looking forward to the re-opening of Hong Kong.
Chief Executive John Lee made the official announcement with the following statement: “With the masking requirement removed, we are starting to resume to normalcy comprehensively and that will be very beneficial to the economic development, international competitiveness, as well as our activities which involve everyone in Hong Kong”.
However, some restriction remains to protect high-risk groups: “Some high-risk facilities such as hospitals, elderly homes and schools can request that visitors entering the premises wear a mask at their discretion. Some testing arrangements also remain in place, for example, at primary schools, kindergartens, hospitals and aged care facilities. These rules are likely to be reviewed in the coming weeks, with daily testing requirements already dropped for secondary schools.”