Hong Kong Signals Covid Shift by Cutting Flight Bans, Quarantine

By Linda Lew, Jeanny Yu

21 Mar 2022 · 5 min read

Hong Kong scrapped some travel curbs and laid out a road map for easing internal pandemic restrictions, acknowledging the damage its absolutist approach to Covid-19 has had on the city’s status as a financial hub in its most definitive shift yet.

The moves were spurred by frustration in the banking community and wider population, which has endured more than two years of effectively closed borders and increasingly extreme quarantine measures even though the virus is now spreading widely through the city.

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