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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today urged members of the public to ensure that they can meet Guangdong Province’s updated prevention and control measures when travelling there.

It made the statement in response to the announcement made by the Guangdong Provincial Government on the adjustment of the COVID-19 nucleic acid test requirement for people entering the province from Hong Kong, which will come into effect on August 7.

People who are entering Guangdong via Shenzhen Bay and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge control points would be required to present a valid proof of a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued by one of the testing institutions recognised by the Hong Kong SAR Government.

The negative test result would be valid within 24 hours from the report’s issue time.

The requirement does not apply to those who received prior approval by Guangdong for performing essential official and business duties and cross-boundary goods vehicle drivers.

Before travelling to Guangdong, people must bring the hard copy of a valid proof of the negative test result and allow sufficient time for immigration clearance, the statement said.

If these people re-enter Hong Kong after being refused entry into the Mainland, they will be subjected to compulsory quarantine for 14 days according to the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap 599C).

Members of the public should pay extra attention to avoid such a situation, it added.

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