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Exemption from Compulsory Quarantine under the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C)

(Important Notice) With effect from 12 November 2021, the Government has cancelled the quarantine exemption arrangements for most of the exemption categories of persons upon their arrival in Hong Kong, including the quarantine exemption schemes for Hong Kong enterprises with manufacturing operations in the Mainland. Exemption authorisation letters issued by the Trade and Industry Department are no longer valid from 12 November 2021 onwards.

Exempted persons arriving at Hong Kong on or before 11 November 2021 must undergo repeated compulsory testing on the 3rd, 7th, 12th, 16th and 19th day following their arrival at Hong Kong. The Government no longer accepts deep throat saliva as specimen for testing. Each exempted person must undergo testing with professional swab sampling at a community testing centre or a recognised local medical testing institution.

For enquiries, please call (852) 2398 5553.

12 November 2021