Following a spike in cases, Hong Kong’s plan to reopen for tourism and medical tourism is on hold, probably until 2021. A travel bubble with Singapore has also been delayed indefinitely.
With China having taken effective control of Hong Kong, authorities can force testing on citizens. Hong Kong has ordered mandatory testing for people who work in retirement homes and in facilities for the disabled, and for taxi drivers.
Entry to Hong Kong is extremely limited, and there are no exceptions for medical tourists.
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is keen on reviving tourism through a combination of short-term and long-term strategies. Locally, the HKTB is restarting promotions with a ‘Holiday at Home’ campaign. The next planned actions, involving
gradually resuming promotions in the local and source markets, are all on hold.