The “Come2hk” quarantine-free scheme for mainlanders to travel to the SAR will commence starting September 15, chief executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced today.
Non-Hong Kong residents, including mainland people and expatriates who live and work in the mainland, will be able to come to Hong Kong without undergoing compulsory quarantine.
There will be a daily quota of 2,000 for the scheme, with 1,000 each for the Shenzhen Bay Port and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port.
Meanwhile, the Hong Kong leader also announced that the “Return2hk” scheme, a scheme that allows Hongkongers to return from the mainland without going through quarantine will resume tomorrow.
The scheme was suspended in early August due to the epidemic on the mainland.
Lam said there has been no imported cases from the mainland for a long time, which authorities agreed to get the scheme back on track.
However, she said the scheme will not be applicable to people from certain areas in the mainland listed as medium or high-risk areas.