Vaccinated Filipino workers can come to Hong Kong starting Aug 30

Vaccinated Filipino domestic workers who have official vaccine certificates can come to Hong Kong from August 30, said Philippine labor secretary Silvestre Bello III.

Some 3,000 overseas workers who are awaiting deployment to Hong Kong are set to benefit from the arrangement, he continued.

The workers must present vaccination certification issued by Bureau of Quarantine that will come in the form of a special “yellow card.” They will then undergo quarantine in specified hotels, the cost of which will be shouldered by employers.

The Hong Kong government is now in the process of coordinating with partner hotels where the workers will be quarantined, Bello said.

Previously, only Filipino workers who have been vaccinated in Hong Kong can reenter the city. Overseas domestic workers were not granted access, since they have different vaccination certificates.

The Bureau of Quarantine, through coordination with the Philippine consulate in HK, prepared a draft vaccination certificate bearing the passport details of the overseas workers as requested by HK.

Pending the inclusion of those details in the “yellow card,” HK immigration will honor vaccination certificates issued for the workers to come to Hong Kong.

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