Government source says progress in overcoming concerns relating to authorisation, language barriers is being made to relieve acute helper shortages in city.
Hong Kong could start recognising Covid-19 vaccination certificates issued by the Philippines and Indonesia as early as this month, the Post has learned, allowing domestic helpers inoculated in their home countries into the city amid severe local shortages of the workers.
But tensions continued to simmer on Wednesday with the Philippines’ outspoken foreign minister Teodoro Locsin Jnr revealing on social media he would “formally ask” Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-Ngor why her officials had been refusing to accept its vaccination records for entry.
“Our vaccination cards are not accepted in Hong Kong because they are not connected to a single source,” the foreign minister tweeted earlier, without elaborating.
Amid a potential diplomatic row, a Hong Kong government source told the Post that talks on recognition were ongoing and local officials were “hopeful” of a resolution by the end of August at the earliest. More info here