Hong Kong will reduce coronavirus quarantine to seven days for fully vaccinated residents if they have antibodies and take a Covid-19 test on arrival.

The quarantine reduction from 14 days to seven was first reported in the South China Morning Post.

It will cover places classified as ‘high risk’ or lower including the U.K, the U.S, Canada and Singapore.

The new rules will not apply to visitors to Hong Kong, but only residents who have received two vaccinations, who test positive for antibodies, and who undergo a Covid-19 test on arrival.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam made the announcement today and said,

“They will have to have completed their vaccination for more than 14 days, take a Covid-19 test at the airport and undergo an antibody test which will be undertaken in Hong Kong.”

Lam said that the first stage of relaxing quarantine for Hong Kong residents would start at the end of June, 2021.