Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said Hong Kong will consider timely introduction of "vaccine passports", noting only a minority is against receiving shots despite providing multiple means to smoothen the vaccination services.
In a bid to boost vaccination, the arrangement will require those entering designated premises or participating in specific activities to provide vaccination proof. Otherwise they will be barred from entry. Exemption will be given to those who have not been vaccinated owing to health reasons.
In fact, "vaccine bubble" arrangement will be introduced at government buildings and offices in mid-February, under which government employees entering such premises for work-related purposes will be required to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination, except those unable to receive vaccination due to health conditions, said Lam.
In an article on Dec 28, Lam appealed to the public to get vaccinated, as that will create favorable conditions for the resumption of cross-boundary travel with the mainland – something that is eagerly awaited by members of the public.
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