Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macao mull relaxing travel restrictions

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Monday said Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao are mulling relaxing travel restrictions on residents of the three regions, as Hong Kong has reported no new coronavirus cases for three weeks.

The three regions are discussing easing two regulations: removing the mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers under certain circumstances and another that required passengers crossing the border to take a nucleic acid test to prove they are not infected.

The new rules would allow the three places to relax restrictions at the same time, and people who meet certain standards wouldn't have to undergo the quarantine, Lam told Hong Kong's newspaper Takungpao.

She added that she expects the consultation to be completed by the end of May. 

(Cover: A woman runs past a banner bearing health advice at Tsim Sha Tsui's tourist attraction, following the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, China, April 2, 2020. /Reuters)