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Mainland delegation inspects HK, likely preparing to resume quarantine-free travel

11/22/2021| 11:09:57 AM|

Hong Kong still needs to make efforts to further prevent imported cases and boost vaccination rates before the resumption.

The central government dispatched a delegation of epidemic prevention and control experts to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Saturday, which could be the final step toward the resumption of quarantine-free travel between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, observers said. 

The resumption of quarantine-free travel between the mainland and Hong Kong is a highly anticipated policy that will benefit the people of both the mainland and Hong Kong, experts told the Global Times. However, before the implementation of this policy, Hong Kong still has to make efforts to further prevent imported cases and boost vaccination rates.

Experts told the Global Times that the delegation's visit could be the final step toward the resumption of quarantine-free travel between the mainland and Hong Kong, which is likely to take place as early as the beginning of December. 

With Hong Kong's status as an important international hub, it could not and need not copy all of the anti-epidemic experience of the mainland, noted Jin Dongyan, a biomedical professor at the University of Hong Kong.

However, Hong Kong still needs to make efforts to further prevent imported cases and boost vaccination rates before the resumption, experts noted. 

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