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The "amber code" restriction will be scrapped in Hong Kong from 14 December

Date: 2022.12.14 Author: Ji Chun

Hong Kong has announced it will scrap some remaining restrictions on travellers and end contact tracing from 14 December.


On 13 December, Health Secretary Lo Chung-mau told a news conference that travellers arriving in the city would no longer be issued an “amber code” barring them from entering restaurants and bars during their first three days.


He also confirmed the end of a requirement to scan a government health app to enter public venues, but said a vaccine pass would still be needed to enter venues including restaurants.


International travellers are still required to undergo a PCR test on arrival in Hong Kong and on the second day of their visit, plus five days of rapid antigen tests. Those testing positive must isolate.


Masks also remain compulsory in all public venues, including outdoors.