A Hong Kong infectious disease expert has said it is time for Hong Kong to decide whether it will relax or further restrict travel, as the city’s leader said the government must do whatever it takes to resume quarantine-free travel with the mainland.
Entering a Covid-19 travel bubble with the mainland would imply that strict international quarantine rules will remain in place, possibly for months to come.
However, resuming travel with the mainland is a “top priority” for the government, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said during a routine press briefing on Tuesday.
“It is more important for Hongkongers to be able to travel to the mainland, whether its for the economy or for their livelihoods… Of course international travel and international business are important for us, but comparing the two, the mainland is more important,” Lam said.
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