Quarantine-free business travel corridor with mainland on cards for Hong Kong?

Exco members propose allowing travellers to head to mainland China on small-scale basis, to meet employees and business partners.

Hong Kong should aim for a quarantine-free business travel corridor as a precursor to a full-scale reopening of its borders, as the city’s reconnection with mainland China and other parts of the world is ranked high among Beijing’s priorities, government advisers have said.

To achieve that, the incoming administration under Chief Executive-designate John Lee Ka-chiu should fight for more flexible rules during negotiations on border reopening, analysts and medical experts added.

The State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO) on Sunday laid out five expectations for Lee’s team, including tackling pressing issues such as the border reopening and strengthening the city’s role as “an international hub connecting the mainland and the world”.