COVID Travel Restrictions Continue To Fall

Everyone except the People’s Republic Of China have had enough of COVID-19 restrictions and mandates. Even Hong Kong, technically part of China but still possessing a degree of autonomy under China’s “one country, two systems” structure, is looking to ease travel restrictions and quarantine requirements.,width=1098,format=auto/sites/default/files/styles/1200x800/public/d8/images/canvas/2022/09/17/cd4bc960-3912-4f60-b9f2-ef1f49e06ef2_8b8e0c09.jpg?itok=ivDC9BJe&v=1663391138

Hong Kong’s health chief has said the government is “actively considering” scrapping hotel quarantine for overseas arrivals, sounding a cautiously optimistic note on stabilising daily Covid-19 caseloads.

Secretary for Health Lo Chung-mau told a radio programme on Saturday that recent infection figures and sewage samples showed encouraging signs, warning however that a previous long weekend might mean fewer people got tested, while there was a higher risk of transmission from family gatherings.

Meanwhile, Canada is considering ending its inoculation mandate at the border as well as its random testing programs.

The federal government is considering turning the page on pandemic-era restrictions by ending the COVID-19 vaccination mandate at the border and scrapping random testing requirements, the Star has learned.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet have yet to make a final decision, but several sources confirmed ministers will soon weigh in on a move that could also spell the end of the unpopular ArriveCAN app.

Slowly but surely, the world outside of China is moving on from COVID-19. China is getting left behind in pandemic purgatory.