COVID-19: MEASURES RAMPED UP FOR TRAVELLERS FROM HIGH-RISK PLACES

Inbound travellers who are travelling to Hong Kong from specified very high-risk places must provide a negative result proof of a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 test result in English or Chinese (which has been done and obtained within 72 hours of the scheduled time of departure of the aircraft), issued by a laboratory or healthcare institution which is ISO 15189 accredited or is recognised or approved by the relevant authority of the local government, before boarding their flight to Hong Kong. 

The relevant traveller also needs to provide confirmation in English or Chinese of a room reservation for compulsory quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong for not less than 21 days starting on the day of the arrival in Hong Kong of the relevant traveller. 
 
Currently, non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas countries and regions by plane will be denied entry to Hong Kong due to the pandemic. Full details here
 
From 00:00hrs on 23 January 2021, the measure will apply to all persons who have stayed in Ireland for more than two hours on the day of boarding or during the 21 days before that day.
 
For travellers coming from Belgium, France,Turkey and Romania, which are among the specified high-risk places, here under is relevant information for testing facilities -
 
 
Belgium 
 
- Testing for the coronavirus
 
(Remarks: Not all the laboratories offer COVID-19 testing for travellers to submit a certificate of a negative COVID-19 PRC test as required by foreign governments.  Please contact the laboratories first.) 

- Covid-19 test centre at the Brussels Airport 
 
France 
 
- Comité Francais d'Accréditation (Remarks: It is important to check whether it is necessary to make an appointment.)
 
Turkey 
 
- Turkish Accreditation Agency - Please see the attached list of laboratories in Turkey.
 
Romania
 
- Ministry of Health in Romania

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