Hong Kong introduces plan to welcome back tourists after lifting most Covid restrictions
After more than three years of strict COVID-19 disease control measures, tourists to the financial center of Hong Kong, Gov. John Lee announced on February 2nd a program that includes giving away 500,000 free airline tickets in an effort to lure back businessmen and investors.
The event, which announced the introduction of the program called “Hello Hong Kong”, was held at the famous convention center near Hong Kong’s famous harbor, with dance performances and dance performances based on the theme written in several languages, including Russian and Spanish. It was held in grandeur with glittering decorative neon lights.
He said in English that the program shows that Hong Kong is open to tourism and aims to increase business activities and investment in Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China.
“Hong Kong has been connected to mainland China and the world, and quarantine programs, “There will be no more living in isolation, and we will be able to enjoy Hong Kong’s bee-filled beauty without any restrictions,” he said.
Hong Kong’s tourism, Many officials, including those from the departments of trade and aviation, attended.
For most of the past three years, Hong Kong has kept its borders tightly closed, with those arriving in Hong Kong subject to mandatory quarantine for up to three weeks. He tried to control the spread of the virus by putting in place regulations such as widespread medical examinations.
Hong Kong, a former British colony, has been gradually easing regulations since mid-2022 after adhering to the Chinese government’s anti-coronavirus policy.
Last December, most of the remaining Covid-19 control regulations were lifted, but mandatory wearing of face masks and daily rapid antigen tests for students are still required.
A limited number of people traveling between mainland China and Hong Kong are also allowed, and they must undergo a covid test. Three border crossings with China are still closed by Hong Kong.
Chinese authorities have lifted most of the Covid-19 restrictions and reopened its borders despite rising domestic infections. Hong Kong’s economic contraction in 2022 was 3.5 percent.