Hong Kong has announced that it is tightening its Covid-19 travel restrictions for 16 countries.
The abrupt announcement comes two months after it started easing its restrictions, some of the worlds strictest.
The changes mean that vaccinated Hong Kong residents returning home must spend 21 days in hotel quarantine upon arrival, triple the previous length of stay.
Tourists and unvaccinated residents from those places are no longer allowed entry.
The new restrictions take effect starting August 20.
Countries currently on Hong Kong’s High Risk List include Brazil, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa and the UK. Countries which will be added on August 20 include Bangladesh, Cambodia, France, Greece, Iran, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the US.