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The Hong Kong government said Thursday that it granted a quarantine exemption to a person to perform “designated professional work” after reports that Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman did not have to spend time in quarantine when she arrived in the city to film. a television series.
“The case under discussion has obtained permission to travel to Hong Kong with a quarantine exemption in order to perform designated professional work, taking into account that it is conducive to maintaining the necessary functioning and development of the Hong Kong economy,” the government said. in a statement, without identifying Kidman by name.
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He said people who receive such exemptions must comply with disease prevention measures to minimize the risks of transmission and contact with the public.
Kidman, who reportedly flew into Hong Kong from the virus-stricken Sydney, Australia, was seen in the city this week. She is here to film a new Amazon Prime Video series called “Expats.”
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Its quarantine exemption comes as Hong Kong tightened entry restrictions, requiring those arriving from high-risk countries like the U.S. to spend 21 days in quarantine and fully vaccinated travelers from medium-risk countries to spend 14 days. days from Friday.
Previously, the city allowed travelers from medium-risk countries to stay only seven days in quarantine at designated hotels if they were fully vaccinated and had a positive antibody test.