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Key Points

  • COVID-19 restrictions have been implemented for individuals visiting government buildings
  • The authorities of Hong Kong have recognized more vaccines


The authorities of Hong Kong announced new measures to tighten quarantine rules beginning November 1, 2021. These new restrictions aim to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through the implementation of additional contact tracing methods. The authorities have also recognized vaccines issued in Argentina and Armenia to Hong Kong residents. In these countries, Hong Kong residents who received vaccines will be permitted to return to Hong Kong beginning November 3, 2021.

What’s Changed?

Under these new updates, the use of the LeaveHomeSafe app will be required for persons between the ages of 12 and 65 when entering government buildings. Exempt individuals will be required to complete a record form with their name, first four digits or letters of their identification documents, contact number, and the date and time of the visit. All visitors to government offices should ensure they have relevant identification documents for verification. Additionally, the Hong Kong authorities have also approved more vaccine certificates, including approved vaccines issued in Argentina and Armenia.

Looking Ahead

Several government offices have already released details on the use of the LeaveHomeSafe app in their offices. More offices are expected to release updated details within the coming days. Continue to check the Hong Kong authority’s website for additional updates.

Source: Department of Health, Hong Kong

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