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Travelers from HK must follow protocols for countries on ‘yellow’ list — Palace

/ 05:54 PM November 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Travelers from Hong Kong must follow the testing and quarantine protocols for countries included in the ‘yellow’ list amid the threat of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said on Sunday.

In October, the government classified Hong Kong as a “green” country.

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“Inbound international travellers coming from HongKong shall comply with the testing and quarantine protocols for ‘Yellow’ list countries,” Nograles said in a statement.

Aside from South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswathini, and Mozambique, the 1 government also placed Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, and Italy under ‘red’ list until December 15 to prevent entry of the Omicron variant.

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Hong Kong has reported cases of the new COVID-19 variant, which mutations were first discovered detected in South Africa.

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