Good news for those eager to travel – parts of the world is slowly reopening
Hong Kong will allow vaccinated tourists from all but 10 places in the world to enter the city starting from August 9…
It’s a significant easing of some of the tightest border curbs in the world.
Vaccinated visitors from countries now considered “medium-risk” — which includes the U.S. and Canada will be able to enter the city for the first time since the pandemic started.
There is a slight catch, however
Visitors and residents from medium-risk countries must spend seven days in hotel quarantine after they arrive.
Those entering Hong Kong will also be required to have a positive antibody test from a laboratory recognized by the Hong Kong government to prove they were vaccinated against Covid-19.
Antibody testing facilities at the airport will be available starting in mid-August, according to an official government statement.
Associated risk level:
For these “high-risk” places, only fully inoculated residents can return but they must serve a hotel quarantine period of 21 days.
Hong Kong has fully vaccinated 2.5 million people — about 33% of its population.
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Shoppers angered at major U.S. retailer’s “unchanged” Black Friday sales
Target in the United States has come under scrutiny for offering identical prices in its ‘Black Friday deals’ as those available throughout the year.
Shoppers are left perplexed by the lack of discounts, with many questioning the authenticity of the so-called Black Friday bargains.
Concerns arose when savvy consumers noticed that the prices of various products in Target’s Black Friday promotion were the same as those listed in previous months.
Shoppers took to social media to voice their frustrations, with one customer stating, “It’s the same, I don’t get it.” This revelation has raised questions about the transparency and ethics of retailers during the holiday shopping season.
While Black Friday traditionally marks the start of the holiday shopping frenzy, with retailers offering significant discounts to entice shoppers, Target’s decision to maintain regular prices has left shoppers wondering if they are truly getting a deal.
This has led to a broader discussion about the consumer experience during Black Friday and whether the shopping event has lost its original appeal.
With the rise of online shopping and increased competition among retailers, consumers are more price-conscious than ever.
Target’s pricing strategy has ignited a debate about the future of Black Friday and whether it can continue to attract shoppers with unchanged prices. As the holiday season unfolds, consumers are left to decide whether to seek out genuine deals or shop elsewhere.
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