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New round of quarantine hotels set

(To watch the full media session with sign language interpretation, click here.)   A total of 36 hotels will provide about 10,000 rooms under the second round of the Designated Quarantine Hotel Scheme, Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip said today.   In a media briefing this afternoon, Mr Nip noted that four hotels will join the scheme, while four hotels that took part in the scheme’s first round have chosen to withdraw.   Mr Nip said: “As regards the four hotels (from the first round) that decided to withdraw from the scheme, it is because of their own considerations or commercial reasons.”   The 36 designated quarantine hotels, with the contract period lasting from February 20 to April 20, will provide rooms of various types and rates for selection by returnees to Hong Kong.   Mr Nip explained that the Government has increased the number of hotels offering lower room rates in this new cycle.   “In this second round, we have increased the number of hotels that cha

Free Wi-Fi in Hong Kong

Free Wi-Fi services are widespread in Hong Kong.

In particular, there are many Wi-Fi.HK hotspots widely available across the city in locations such as major tourist attractions, shopping malls, parks and gardens, visitor centres, sports venues, museums, ferry terminals, cooked food centres and government buildings, which offer wireless internet connection completely free or free for a period of time. Download the Wi-Fi.HK app to search for a list of hotspot locations, where you can connect to the internet with the Wi-Fi.HK SSID.

You can also find Wi-Fi hotspots at most public transport areas and with the following service provider.

Hong Kong International Airport

Free wireless internet access is available at most seating and public areas in the passenger terminals.

MTR stations

You can connect wirelessly to the internet near the ‘MTR Free Wi-Fi Hotspot’ sign in every MTR station for free for up to 15 minutes per session, with a maximum of five sessions for each mobile device per day.

csl Wi-Fi hotspots

csl free Wi-Fi hotspots can be found on all MTR platforms and concourses, selected Starbucks Coffee, Pacific Coffee, 7-Eleven and Circle K outlets and at selected phone booths. Look for the ‘CSL’ SSID on your device to browse the Hong Kong Tourism Boards website and download apps from it for free.

Remarks:
  1. To enjoy the full function of apps developed by Hong Kong Tourism Board, you may need to use data or Wi-Fi connections. To avoid unnecessary charges, please remember to turn off the data roaming function in your mobile phone settings.


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