Hong Kong Will Give Away Free Flight Tickets
Hong Kong may have one of the strictest travel restrictions but they are planning on a generous incentive to lure back tourists once borders reopen fully.
Just days after dropping its longstanding mandatory hotel quarantine requirement, Hong Kong has confirmed plans to give away half a million airline tickets in a bid to boost tourism. The quarantine period was officially scrapped on 26 September 2022.
The Airport Authority of Hong Kong will be purchasing 500,000 plane tickets and plans to give them away and encourage foreigners to return.
The tickets will be distributed between four main carriers, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong Express, and Cathay Dragon, a select list of airlines that have continued to serve the region in spite of its travel bans.
Although there are no concrete plans at this stage, we can expect that full details will be unveiled once Hong Kong drops all Covid restrictions.
Hong Kong’s Entry Rules
While the hotel quarantine may have been lifted, visitors to Hong Kong still face various rules and restrictions before and after arriving.
Inbound international travellers must submit a pre-flight vaccination certificate, as well as a negative PCR test and rapid antigen test, before entering.
Once they’ve been permitted to enter, visitors are required to undergo a three-day self-monitoring period, during which time they’re prohibited from eating in restaurants or visiting bars.
Visitors also need to complete PCR tests on days 2, 4, and 6 after arrival, and a rapid antigen test every day for seven days.
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