COVID-19 travel regulations for international travellers are removed in Hong Kong and Nigeria

Posted by Team on: Dec 13, 2022

A recent change means that everyone travelling to Hong Kong will no longer be given a "amber" designation, which was previously used to prevent them from entering certain establishments. Chief Executive John Lee told the public of this when reporting a decline in the use of the COVID-19 mobile application, which is required by the government.

As a result, Hong Kong has decided to further reduce the COVID-19 curbs, following the lead of other nations which have already loosened travel restrictions. This action follows the return of travel and commerce due to the removal of the "amber" code, which restricted people's access to restaurants and pubs.

According to sources, the government's decision to discontinue its mobility-tracking software, which restricted people's access to restaurants and establishments including clubs, gyms, and salons, came when mainland China removed the need.

Prior to now, embassies, business associations, and locals had criticised Hong Kong's COVID-19 regulations, claiming that the stringent COVID restrictions jeopardised both the city's competitiveness and its reputation as a major international financial hub.

According to reports, severe travel regulations have been detrimental to Hong Kong's economy since early 2020, but things are now anticipated to improve.

Nigeria has also eliminated the need for COVID-19 testing for visitors from other countries, and wearing a mask is no longer required on aeroplanes or inside airport structures.

In addition, regardless of their level of immunisation, travellers to and from Nigeria would no longer be required to undergo COVID-19, according to a notice to airlines from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.