Four hotels that are part of the eighth cycle of Designated Quarantine Hotels for inbound travellers to Hong Kong will drop out of the scheme before the cycle ends on October 31. By the end of September, there will be 64 hotels that accept bookings for overseas travellers after they arrive in the city.

According to the list of quarantine hotels released by the government on Monday, the following hotels will end their services as quarantine hotels by next month:

  • Metropark Hotel Kowloon (from September 1)
  • OZO Wesley Hong Kong (from September 14)
  • Cordis, Hong Kong (from September 24)

In addition, Hotel Ease Mong Kok stopped accepting bookings for overseas arrivals from August 22. Metropark Kowloon Hotel will be a Community Isolation Facility from September 1, according to the hotel’s website, and will only accept confirmed Covid-19 patients transferred there by the government.

The eighth cycle of quarantine hotels, which began on August 1, comprised 68 hotels that offered approximately 26,200 hotel rooms across 68 hotels for inbound travellers to serve their mandatory post-arrival quarantine period.

Currently, all Hong Kong-bound travellers must undergo a three-day isolation period in a quarantine hotel. This is followed by four days of medical surveillance at home or at a non-quarantine hotel, during which travellers are issued an amber health code to prevent them from going to crowded public places to minimise the risk of the virus spreading in the community.

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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