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Public Health Response Plan Activated

Hong Kong health authorities continue to monitor developments regarding the emergence of an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. A dedicated webpage has been set up to provide relevant information and health advice. Details here.

Public Health Response Plan Activated
   
Entry requirement to Hong Kong from the US

Starting at 0.00 a.m., August 10, 2020, the relevant conditions for Hong Kong residents travelling from the US to Hong Kong have been simplified. Before boarding the flight, relevant travellers are required to present test report, in English or Chinese, showing a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test administered within 72 hours of the scheduled time of departure. The traveller is also required to present documentary proof in English to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is recognized/ approved/ ISO15189 accredited. Recognized laboratories in the US may be located via: https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/CLIA/CLIA_Laboratory_Demographic_Information and print out the relevant record from the database. A relevant letter issued by the New York State Department of Health is attached for reference. The travellers are also required to show confirmation that they have booked a hotel for at least two weeks and will be quarantined at the hotel upon arrival. Please note that until further notice, only Hong Kong residents will be permitted to enter Hong Kong. The relevant specifications will remain effective until further notice. Details here.

Entry requirement to Hong Kong from the US
   
Entry restriction on non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas extended

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government has extended, until further notice, the entry restriction on non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas countries or regions by plane and those having been to overseas countries or regions in the past 14 days preceding arrival at Hong Kong.  All transit services at the Hong Kong International Airport will also continue to be suspended until further notice. Details here.

Entry restriction on non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas extended
   
Entry to Hong Kong during the Fight Against COVID-19

Hong Kong remains open to visitors during the current fight against COVID-19 virus. But to prevent the virus from entering and spreading in the city, strict measures have been put in place. Details here.

Entry to Hong Kong during the Fight Against COVID-19
   
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco Welcomes New Director

Ms. Jacko Shun Man Tsang assumed the post of Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco on August 27, 2020.  Ms. Tsang is responsible for promoting and strengthening the business, trade and cultural ties between Hong Kong and 19 western states of the United States. Details here.

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco Welcomes New Director
   
The Economist: "Global trade in transition? The world after COVID-19" webinar

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Edward Yau; Deputy Director General of the European Commission, Helena König; and Managing editor, Asia, and global editorial lead, trade and globalisation of The Economist Intelligence Unit, Christopher Clague will speak on "Global trade in transition? The world after COVID-19" at a webinar organized by The Economist on September 9. Details here.

"Global trade in transition? The world after COVID-19" webinar
   
Arbitral proceedings scheme starts

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has launched a pilot scheme to provide facilitation for eligible non-Hong Kong residents participating in arbitral proceedings in Hong Kong on a short-term basis. Details here.

Arbitral proceedings scheme starts
   

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How Hong Kong used homegrown tech to fight COVID-19

When the COVID-19 struck, Hong Kong acted quickly, and successfully, to control the outbreak early on. And it did this with a mixture of strong health and safety measures, along with a lot of homegrown technology. Details here.

How Hong Kong used homegrown tech to fight COVID-19
   

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