‘Improve Covid testing for cross-border travellers’

Mainland authorities have been urged to improve Covid-19 testing arrangements for Hongkongers crossing the border, after one crossing point recently became congested with people travelling north for Chinese New Year in February. The mandatory 21-day quarantine on the mainland means that people who want to meet relatives there for the...

Border reopening is in sight: Tam Yiu-chung

Hong Kong's member of the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC), Tam Yiu-chung, on Sunday urged the government to quickly implement suggestions made by a team of mainland experts on epidemics, to facilitate the reopening of the border. He was commenting on the visit of a mainland delegation which arrived...

‘Tight Covid policy won’t harm finance centre status’

Former Secretary for Financial Services, Chan Ka-keung, has expressed confidence that Hong Kong's status as an international financial centre will not be harmed by the city's tight Covid-19 policies. The international business community has been asking the government to relax quarantine restrictions for international arrivals, saying some are questioning if...

Border reopening could be limited at first: CE

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says Hong Kong will have to reopen its border with the mainland in stages, with cities in Guangdong expected to be the first to resume quarantine-free travel with the SAR. In an interview with Hong Kong Economic Times published on Monday, Lam said authorities have yet...

CE eyes February for fuller border reopening

Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Friday said she is hopeful of a "larger scale" reopening of the border in February next year. She told a forum this would allow the SAR government to organise some big events, including a seminar to mark the third anniversary of Beijing's outline development plan...

‘HK’s Covid policies going the wrong direction’

The International Chamber of Commerce on Thursday said the government is going the wrong direction if it aligns Hong Kong's Covid restrictions with that on the mainland to reopen the border. The chamber’s vice chairman George Cautherley was commenting after the government announced tighter restrictions, such as scrapping quarantine exemptions,...