Hong Kong announces relaxed quarantine policy for incoming travelers

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Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee
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Hong Kong government officials have announced the end of "formal quarantine" in hotels for international visitors after over two years of rigid pandemic mandates, CNN reports.

When the new rules take effect on Sept. 26, incoming international travelers will be allowed to complete the mandated three days of quarantine by self-monitoring instead of quarantining in a hotel. Travelers can complete their three days of self-monitoring at home or a place of their choosing and will also be able to go outside, though some areas will remain restricted. During the three-day self-quarantine, visitors will be assigned an amber color per Hong Kong's digital health code, preventing them from entering certain local places, like bars or restaurants.

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