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China To Allow Quarantine-Free Hong Kong Travel Soon: SCMP

People will be able to cross from Hong Kong to mainland China in early December, but the initial quota will be limited to just a few hundred a day, the South China Morning Post said on Friday


Hong Kong residents wear masks on public transport. Photo: AFP

 

Quarantine-free travel from Hong Kong to mainland China will start in early December, after top Chinese officials agreed to bring the date forward – but the initial quota will be limited to just a few hundred people a day, the South China Morning Post revealed on Friday.

The first phase of the much-anticipated border reopening is the result of weeks of negotiations between the two sides, and is likely to coincide with China’s Olympic medallists visiting the city.

Numbers would be increased to “a few thousand” in the following months once teething problems were addressed and a system of testing and tracking had been introduced, the paper said, quoting two sources. Read the full story: South China Morning Post.

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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