The Hong Kong government has announced that specific arrangements for inbound tour group travelers will be launched this month.
This recent government announcement allows those who are received by licensed travel agents and have pre-registered their itineraries to enter designated tourist attractions including theme parks, museums and temples when holding an Amber Code of the Vaccine Pass and enter and dine in the partitioned areas in designated catering premises that meet special anti-epidemic requirements when holding an Amber Code of the Vaccine Pass.
While balancing the epidemic risks, the government shall also explore whether it is permissible to allow inbound tour group travelers with short-term stays in Hong Kong to undergo fewer nucleic acid tests upon their arrival and daily rapid antigen tests during the itinerary.
Dr. Pang Yiu-kai, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) welcomed the government’s latest announcement by saying, “The new arrangements mark Hong Kong’s resumption to normality and send a positive message to travelers and our trade partners around the world. It is expected that the specific arrangements can help gradually attract leisure travelers to visit Hong Kong again, especially consumers in short-haul markets. The HKTB will continue to work with the government, the tourism industry, and related sectors to demonstrate Hong Kong’s diverse tourism appeal to ramp up travelers’ interests in visiting the city, to drive the revival of tourism in Hong Kong.”
Furthermore a press statement shares: “The HKTB has been constantly and closely engaging travel trade and media partners around the world. For instance, in October, the HKTB lined up more than 400 meetings with over 200 local trade partners and representatives in visitor source markets, including tour operators, hotel and attractions, to discuss partnership opportunities and gear up for bringing back visitors.”
Photos courtesy of Hong Kong Tourism Board.