With the COVID-19 pandemic under control in many Asian and European countries, Hong Kong is actively discussing travel corridor arrangements with at least 6 more countries, South China Morning Post reports.
Travellers from Germany, France, Switzerland, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore may be able to avoid quarantine when they travel to Hong Kong, if bilateral agreements can be reached. However, travellers may have to test for coronavirus before travelling, and undergo additional screening at the destination. Business travel will likely restart first, while leisure travel may have to wait longer.
Other countries, such as Australia, currently prioritise resuming travel with nearby countries like New Zealand.
Hong Kong has earlier initiated talks with Thailand and Japan on opening travel corridors. Tourism is very important to many Asian countries, and with COVID-19 under control, countries are very eager to resume tourism while making sure there would not be a new wave of infections.
Hong Kong is home to a vibrant orienteering community, and one of the first places in Asia to have orienteering activities.