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Hong Kong to adopt China-like 'health codes' for visiting mainland

Registration to start Dec. 10 amid privacy concerns, omicron fears

Consumers scan QR codes with Hong Kong's LeaveHomeSafe COVID-19 contact tracing app at a restaurant. The app will be updated to include a mainland-style system.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Residents traveling to the mainland will be required to use a COVID-19 health code linked to 21 days of data on places visited, under plans for reopening the city's border with China.

The health code system will require users to register their real names, provide proof of address, and upload their movement records to assess their COVID-19 safety. The data will be sent to relevant government departments.

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