HONG KONG: ADJUSTMENT OF COVID-19 MEASURES

Mr. John Lee announced on 13th December 2022, Hong Kong will have an adjustment of measures to COVID-19. Starting from 14th December 2022, Hong Kong will no longer need to scan QR code via LeaveHomeSafe app to enter venues. Also, amber code system is going to cancel. LeaveHomeSafe App Started from 1st November 2021, people …

HONG KONG: ISOLATION & QUARANTINE NEW ARRANGMENT

Hong Kong has further eased its measures on 8 December 2022. The acts are following mainland’s major shift from zero-Covid policy. Isolation – Orders New measures allow residents and arrivals infected with Covid-19 can leave isolation on the 5th days, instead of the 7th. Moreover, they test negative for 2 days in a row by …

HONG KONG: HEALTH CODE SYSTEM / LEAVEHOMESAFE APP

Hong Kong launched a health code system to counter the spread of COVID-19 via leavehomesafe app. Health code on the one hand limited the travel inside Hong Kong. On the other hand, the health code system facilitates quarantine-free international travel.  Health Code Setup Before Departure GREEN CODE When you are going to Hong Kong, you …

HONG KONG HEALTH CODE: AMBER CODE

Amber health code is nothing to worry; Amber code doesn’t bother your daily life a lot. However, the major restriction is not allowing to enter the high-risk premises involving mask-off or group activities. Hong Kong Government is lessening the Amber Health Code restrictions according to the epidemic situations. Why: Amber Code The core idea of …

HONG KONG: AMBER CODE RESTRICTION RELAXES

Hong Kong Government relaxed the social distancing measures and effected from 17th November, 2022. In fact, the measures will continue to resume normalcy in orderly manner. Thereby, some premises of the vaccine pass will change to “Passive Checking”. Once the premises changed to “Passive Checking”, then the Amber Code Holder can enter the premises without …

Relocation of Inland Revenue Department Offices

IRD offices is going to move to the Inland Revenue Centre in Kowloon. The arrangement is scheduled by phases from late 2022 to early 2023. However, 4 offices will remain in Wanchai Revenue Tower: What are the actual relocation dates of each Inland Revenue Department? The actual relocation dates of individual offices / sections will …

CHINA: 5+3 NEW QUARANTINE POLICY FOR TRAVELLERS

China’s National Health Commission (NHC) announced to reduce the mandatory quarantine period for foreign arrivals from 7 days to 5 days. And followed by 3 days of medical surveillance at home. So, we call it 5+3 quarantine policy. Inbound arrivals still need to undergo 6 nucleic acid test (NAT) and prohibit to go outside during …

NEW INSPECTION REGIME FOR PERSONAL DATA ARRANGEMENT

Under the Companies Registry, the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) (“CO”) provided for a new inspection regime for personal data on the Companies Register (“the Register”) In the past, the general public supposed to have the right to access the Companies Registry information. For instance, the director’s usual address and full identification numbers, full identification numbers …

COMPANIES REGISTRY – NEW INSPECTION REGIME PHASE 2

Further the new inspection regime for the Company Register. Phase 1 of a new inspection regime of the Companies Register under the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) commenced on 23 August 2021. Then Phase 2 will commence on 24th October 2022. What will Phase 2 of the new inspection regime cover? Under Phase 2 of the …