Nicole Kidman, 54, flew to Hong Kong last week. There the actress poses in front of the camera for the series “Expatriates”. As the photos now show, Kidman was actually in town shortly thereafter. The actress was seen shooting or shopping.
But for many Hong Kong residents, this is a scandal. Because the Hollywood star should have gone into quarantine. Hong Kong has very strict entry rules, and the government divides states into “low risk”, “medium risk” and “high risk” ratings. Depending on the classification, travelers may have to stay in quarantine for a longer period of time. According to the Daily Mail, Nicole Kidman flew on a private jet from Sydney, Australia. Australia was upgraded to medium risk last week. So travelers from the country have to go to a private hotel for a two-week quarantine – even if they have been vaccinated.
“Visit boosts economy”
However, these rules do not apply to Nicole Kidman. As a spokesperson for the Economics and Trade Commission told the South China Morning Post, the Hollywood star was exempted: “Nicole Kidman’s visit promotes the growth and development of Hong Kong’s economy.”
But this justification is insufficient for some residents. Because strict travel rules prevent many Hong Kong residents from visiting their families abroad. “There are citizens who are prevented from returning because they have not been vaccinated. Until then, they should be in quarantine for two to three weeks. That this doesn’t apply to Nicole Kidman is disgusting,” for example, says one Twitter user. Nicole Kidman has yet to comment on the controversial entry. (Km)
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