Effective from Today! Overseas Arrivals Face Stricter Measures!

Hong Kong announced on Tuesday that the boarding, quarantine and testing requirements for persons arriving from overseas will be tightened from Friday. Let’s check the details!    Hong Kong decided to tighten health quarantine arrangements on inbound travelers from 16 countries to fend off the more infectious Delta coronavirus variant.    Effective from 12:00 a.m. on Friday (August 20), travelers from 15 countries, including the United States, France and Spain, will be required to be fully vaccinated and undergo a 21-day quarantine upon arrival, according to a statement of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government (HKSAR). Those countries will be upgraded from the medium-risk category to high risk.    Australia will be moved from low risk to medium risk so that non-vaccinated visitors from the country have to undergo quarantine for 21 days and those fully vaccinated will be quarantined for 14 days, or seven days with a positive antibody test.    The decision to tighten quarantine arrangements was to strengthen the local barrier against the importation of the virus in view of the recent surge of infections with the Delta variant overseas, the government spokesperson said.    Here’s the category of relevant overseas places and the relevant risk-based arrangements:   Group A   Persons who have stayed in Group A specified places on the day of boarding for/arrival at Hong Kong or during the 21 days before that day can only board flights for Hong Kong if they are Hong Kong residents (HKRs) who are fully vaccinated and hold a recognized vaccination record.    The boarding and quarantine requirements applicable to Group A specified places remain unchanged but the number of tests will be increased.    Details will be as follows:    Undergo compulsory quarantine for 21 days in a designated quarantine hotel (DQH);  Undergo six tests during compulsory quarantine;  Self-monitor for the subsequent seven days; and  Undergo compulsory testing in a CTC on the 26th day of arrival at Hong Kong.  Group B For HKRs who have stayed in Group B specified places on the day of boarding for/arrival at Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day (the relevant period), but have not stayed in Group A specified places, the relevant quarantine requirements will be as follows:    Undergo compulsory quarantine for 21 days in a DQH; and  Undergo six tests during compulsory quarantine.    Relevant non-HKRs who do not hold a recognized vaccination record are not allowed to board flights for Hong Kong.    As regards relevant HKRs and non-HKRs who are fully vaccinated and hold a recognized vaccination record, their quarantine period can be shortened upon arrival.    The relevant quarantine and testing requirements will be as follows:    Undergo compulsory quarantine for 14 days in a DQH;  Undergo four tests during compulsory quarantine;  Self-monitor for the subsequent seven days; and  Undergo compulsory testing on the 16th and 19th days of arrival at Hong Kong, where the test to be taken on the 19th day must be conducted in a CTC.  Group C   For HKRs and non-HKRs who have stayed in Group C specified places during the relevant period, but have not stayed in Group A or Group B specified places, the relevant quarantine requirements remain unchanged yet the compulsory testing requirements will be enhanced.    Details will be as follows:    Undergo compulsory quarantine for 14 days in a DQH;  Undergo four tests during compulsory quarantine;  Self-monitor for the subsequent seven days; and  Undergo compulsory testing on the 16th and 19th days of arrival at Hong Kong, where the test to be taken on the 19th day must be conducted in a CTC.  As regards relevant HKRs and non-HKRs who are fully vaccinated and hold a recognized vaccination record, their quarantine period can be shortened upon arrival.      Besides the requirement of recognized vaccination records and the enhanced testing requirements, the relevant quarantine requirements remain unchanged.    Details will be as follows:    Undergo compulsory quarantine for seven days in a DQH;  Undergo two tests during compulsory quarantine;  Self-monitor for the subsequent seven days; and  Undergo compulsory testing on the 9th, 12th, 16th and 19th days of arrival at Hong Kong, where the test to be taken on the 19th day must be conducted in a CTC. We will keep following the updates on the latest pandemic prevention & control measures and entry-related policies. Stay tuned!    If you have any questions about coming to China, please feel free to contact HACOS!  In order to help you reach the latest update on the global pandemic situation, HACOS has set a quick link on the menu of our WeChat page. Follow us, you can check it whenever you want!    Share to let your friends know! SOURCE | HK Gov / 广州外国人服务 👇These Articles May Help You You’ll Be Blacklisted for These Transactions! Strict Rule! RMB With These Numbers Are All Fake! Pay Attention! How Much Money Can I Bring When Entering China?

Updates on Flying to China! These Flights to be Suspended!

China’s Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) recently has issued circuit breaker directives on several flights. Let’s check the details and plan your trip to China in advance.  Suspension on These Flights   The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has issued “circuit breaker” directives on several airlines’ flights to China as some passengers on these flights have been tested positive for coronavirus.    The involved domestic and overseas airlines include:  Air China  China Southern Airlines  Iraqi Airways  Kenya Airways  Aeroflot  Myanmar Airways International The list of airlines and flights that received the directives is as follows. If you’ve planed to fly to China in recent days and bought the tickets for the involved flights, please contact the airlines as soon as possible.    On August 4, CAAC issued circuit breaker directives on three flights. Iraqi Airways’ flight IA473 will be suspended for 2 weeks from Aug 16. China Southern Airlines’ flight CZ350 and flight CZ6044 will be suspended for 2 weeks, respectively from Aug 9 and Aug 30,    On Aug 5, CAAC issued a circuit breaker directive on Kenya Airways’ flight KQ882. The flight will be suspended for two weeks for Aug 9.      On Aug 12, CAAC issued circuit breaker directives on multiple overseas and domestic airlines. Air China’s flight CA180 will be further suspended for two weeks from Aug 23, and the flight CA722 will be suspended for two weeks from Aug 16.    Both China Southern Airlines’ flight CZ348 and Air China’s flight CA908 will be further suspended for two weeks from Aug 16.    As for overseas airlines, Aeroflot’s flight SU208 will be suspended for two weeks from Aug 16. Kenya Airways’ flight KQ882 will be further suspended for two weeks from Aug 23.      On Aug 12, CAAC issued circuit breaker directives on two flights of Air China. The flight CA180 will be further suspended for two weeks from Sept 6, and the flight CA942 will be suspended for two weeks from Aug 12.    On Aug 13, CAAC issued circuit breaker directives on three flights. Air China’s flight CA934 will be suspended for two weeks from Aug 16. Myanmar Airways International’s flight 8M711 will be suspended for two weeks from Aug 23.    Kenya Airways’ flight KQ882 will be further suspended for two weeks from Aug 30.    We will keep following the updates on the latest entry policies and flight schedule. Stay tuned!    If you have any questions about coming to China, please feel free to contact HACOS!  In order to help you reach the latest update on the global pandemic situation, HACOS has set a quick link on the menu of our WeChat page. Follow us, you can check it whenever you want!    Share to let your friends know! SOURCE | CAAC 👇These Articles May Help You You’ll Be Blacklisted for These Transactions! Strict Rule! RMB With These Numbers Are All Fake! Pay Attention! How Much Money Can I Bring When Entering China?

Entry & Quarantine Measures Adjusted! Let’s Check If You…

Guangzhou reported Thursday that an international inbound traveler has tested positive for COVID-19. Today, the government announced new measures on quarantine.    On August 12, Tianhe District of Guangzhou reported that an international inbound traveler has tested positive for COVID-19. Here are some details about it.    Facts Mr. Zheng, a 24-year-old overseas student, living in Yuandong Building (远东大厦), Tianhebei Community, Linhe Street, tested positive today. On July 24, Zheng flied back to China from the UK and arrived at Baiyun International Airport. He was then transferred to a designated hotel in Foshan for a 14-day centralized quarantine. At the end of the quarantine on August 8, he was transferred to Yuandong Building, Tianhebei Community, Linhe Street, Tianhe District for a 7-day home monitoring, and his PCR test result on that day was negative. Currently, he has been transferred to No.8 People’s Hospital of Guangzhou for isolation and medical treatment. Travel history On August 7, Mr. Zheng was discharged from centralized quarantine in Foshan Jintaiyang Hotel, and was transferred to a designated point on the square of Guangzhou Railway Station at 10:20. His father picked him up at 10:30 and sent him to Yuandong Building. On August 8, Mr. Zheng reported to Tianhebei Community Committee at 13:41 and then went to Linhe Community Health Service Center (林和社区卫生服务中心) to receive a PCR test, the result of which was negative. He went to Dawang Supermarket (大旺生活超市) on the ground floor of his building to buy daily necessities at 15:01 and shopped in Fengsui Hardware Store (丰穗五金店) at 16:20. At 11:15 of August 9, he bought breakfast (soybean milk) in Panjianping Bun Shop (潘剑平包子店) in a building nearby and returned home. On August 10, he stayed at home for all day long. On August 11, he stayed at home but developed fever at nighttime, and tested positive for COVID-19 at 21:00. According to preliminary information, the patient has performed personal protective measures, such as wearing a mask, when going out during the home monitoring period. To protect the health of residents, Tianhe District has put Yuandong Building and other key sites to a  temporary full lockdown, and immediately conducted universal PCR testing in the partially lockdown areas.    According to a press conference held by Guangzhou government today, the case relates to the Delta variant. All close contacts have been tested negative.    Starting from Friday, Guangzhou will adjust exit-entry policy and adopt extra quarantine measures.      All passengers inbound for China are being required to undergo an additional week of quarantine at home after completing two weeks of quarantine at designated hotels.   The passengers will not be allowed to leave home during the second quarantine, said Chen Bin, deputy director of Guangzhou’s health commission.    Previously, inbound passengers were required to stay at home for a week of monitoring after having completed two weeks of quarantine in designated hotels, but they were allowed to leave home as needed.  We will keep following the updates on the latest pandemic prevention & control measures and entry-related policies. Stay tuned!    If you have any questions about coming to China, please feel free to contact HACOS!  In order to help you reach the latest update on the global pandemic situation, HACOS has set a quick link on the menu of our WeChat page. Follow us, you can check it whenever you want!    Share to let your friends know! SOURCE | GZ Gov / GZFAO / China Daily 👇These Articles May Help You You’ll Be Blacklisted for These Transactions! Strict Rule! RMB With These Numbers Are All Fake! Pay Attention! How Much Money Can I Bring When Entering China?

Attention! Guangzhou to Tighten Control & Prevention Measures

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Guangzhou has issued a new notice on tightening control and prevention measures. Let’s check the details and get well-prepared for your business and daily life.    At the moment, COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread overseas, and local clusters of infections have appeared in many provinces and cities in China. According to the National Health Commission’s daily report, 108 new locally transmitted cases were reported on Monday.    In order to improve the control and prevention work and protect the health and safety of the public, Guangzhou issued the Notice on Tightening Control and Prevention Measures (No.25).    1. Strengthen personal protection   Citizens are asked to continue to strengthen their awareness of personal protection, and assume primary responsibility for their own health.    Good practices such as wearing masks, washing hands frequently, maintaining good ventilation, using public chopsticks, reducing gatherings, and consciously keeping a safe social distance should continue.    Citizens should take the initiative to conduct self-health monitoring.    When symptoms such as fever, dry cough, fatigue, decreased sense of smell and taste, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, conjunctivitis, myalgia, diarrhea occur, you should avoid taking public transportation and immediately go to the nearest medical institutions that have fever clinics (treatment rooms); inform truthful epidemiological history, and cooperate with the nucleic acid testing.    Citizens should actively follow control and prevention requirements such as temperature measurement and displaying health code when visiting or entering sites.    Do not leave the province for non-essential reasons, and avoid going to medium- and high-risk areas or lockdown or partially lockdown areas. Eligible persons should get vaccinated to build a herd immune barrier.    2. Tighten measures to prevent inbound cases The government will continue to strictly enforce the national and provincial control and prevention policies. Closed-loop management of inbound personnel will continue to be in operation.    Personnel entering China from ports in Guangzhou should cooperate with measures such as inspection at the port, closed-loop transport to facilities, centralized quarantine, release of quarantine and community health monitoring management.      Personnel in high-risk positions such as ports staff should live in a centralized residence and only travel between workplace and residence. Imported goods must be thoroughly inspected and disinfected.  3. Tighten community control and prevention measures Citizens who meet the following conditions should immediately report to their employers, property management services, hotels, or community (village), and actively cooperate with the community “three-person team” to carry out investigations, nucleic acid testing, quarantine or health monitoring and other measures:    Have come (returned) from medium and high-risk areas, lockdown or partially lockdown areas in the past 14 days, and cities where the above areas are located (hereinafter referred to as key areas);  With health code which is not “green”.    Those who have come (returned) from key areas outside the province in the past 14 days should take the initiative to take a nucleic acid test as soon as possible.    4. Tighten the control and prevention measures of key places Tourist attractions, restaurants, shopping malls, supermarkets and places that are likely to draw crowds, cinemas and other enclosed places, elderly care institutions, maternal and child service institutions and other special places must strictly implement measures including temperature measurement, check codes, and visitors must wear masks.      The number of visitors should be controlled; the business places must keep clean, and ensure ventilation and disinfection.    Staff health management should be in place and promote control and prevention knowledge; electronic payment is encouraged. 5. Tighten the control and prevention measures of transport hubs Highways, railways, airports, ports and docks management entities should divert people traffic to avoid crowds, and carefully check passenger information.      Citizens taking subways must take temperature measurements, display codes, and wear masks. Citizens taking buses must take temperature measurements and wear masks.     At Baiyun Airport and railway stations (Guangzhou Station, Guangzhou East Station, Guangzhou South Station, and Guangzhou North Station, Shengqing Station, Xintang Station, etc.), passengers taking taxis or online car-hailing services must show their codes and wear masks.    People who are not “Green Code” holders are not allowed to take public transportation. Staff should also take personal protection.      6. Identify control and prevention responsibilities Party and government agencies, enterprises and institutions at all levels should strengthen the reporting system for leaving the province.    Employees should not leave the province for non-essential reasons. Employee’s health monitoring should be stepped up. Employees and their families should report to their employers or the community when returning from other provinces to Guangzhou.    Personnel entry and exit registration should be carried out to reduce gathering.    Schools of all levels and types (including kindergartens) should make early plans for teachers and students’ returning to school; training institutions should strictly implement epidemic control and prevention measures.      Large-scale events should not be hosted for non-essential reasons, and if they must be held, then whoever hosts the event assumes the primary responsibility.    The control and prevention emergency response plan shall be formulated before the event, and large-scale events to be attended by people from other cities shall be suspended or postponed.    Medical clinics and pharmacies should serve as “sentinel sites” and medical institutions at all levels must prevent hospital infections.    All kinds of travel agencies should suspend organizing tours to other provinces and receiving tours from other provinces from today. Persons who have traveled to medium-to-high-risk areas, lockdown and partially lockdown areas, and other epidemic-related areas within the past 14 days are not allowed to sign up for intra-provincial tours and intra-city tours.      The above control and prevention measures are adjusted on an on-going basis of risk assessments. This notice has been implemented since Sunday. Please take care and get well-prepared for your business and daily life under the new measures.  We will keep following the updates on the latest pandemic prevention & control measures and entry-related policies. Stay tuned!    If you have any questions about coming to China, please feel free to contact HACOS!  In order to help you reach the latest update on the global pandemic situation, HACOS has set a quick link on the menu of our WeChat page. Follow us, you can check it whenever you want!    Share to let your friends know! 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