Rambler Garden Hotel adds 150 more rooms for FDWs

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Rambler Garden Hotel adds 150 more rooms for quarantine of foreign domestic workers (FDWs) starting Feb. 1. (Screengrabbed from: https://www.ramblerhotels.com/garden/en/)

Rambler Garden Hotel added 150 more rooms for quarantine of foreign domestic workers (FDWs) starting Feb. 1, the Labour Department (LD) announced on Monday. The total number of available rooms from Rambler Garden Hotel as a Designated Quarantine Facility (DQF) would be 650 rooms.

The booking for the additional rooms will start from 10 am on Jan. 11, onwards. Employers of FDWs and employment agencies (AEs) can start to book on this date using the online booking system of the hotel.

Booking made before Feb. 1 will still be at HK$650 per night but, starting on Feb. 1, the fee per night to book a room will increase by HK$50 (total HK$750) which includes three meals and all charges.

The Government understands the need of local families for FDHs. However, the local epidemic situation has worsened rapidly, the Government must vigilantly uphold the policy of guarding against the importation of cases. The Government will consider whether more DQFs can be provided having regard to the global and local epidemic situation.”

To book a DQF room, Employers and EAs must register using the real name of FDW as shown on the valid passport of the residing FDWs. Their passport copy, valid employment visa, and recognized vaccination record must be submitted. The reservation process is completed upon issuance of booking confirmation by the hotel. Upon arrival in Hong Kong, they need to provide the original documents submitted for verification. Rooms reserved are not transferrable.

The Labour Department also advised employers and employment agencies to check the flight information and allow sufficient time for preparing the documents required and completing the procedures when arranging for their FDWs to come to Hong Kong. Payment will be refunded to the person making the reservation if a change or cancellation of room booking is required because an FDW has tested positive for COVID-19 before arrival in Hong Kong, or because of a change or cancellation of flights by the airline or a lockdown, provided that relevant supporting documents are submitted in advance.

LD also reminded that arrangement for quarantine at DQFs applies to FDWs who have been fully vaccinated in regions where Hong Kong has reached a recognition agreement arrangement on their vaccination records (the currently applicable regions include Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka).

An FDW who does not have a booking confirmation by a DQF will not be allowed to board a flight for Hong Kong or may be denied entry into Hong Kong upon arrival.

To book the hotel, please click here to enter the booking system.

Other useful links relating to the quarantine arrangements of FDHs. For enquiries, please contact the LD through its 24-hour hotline at 2717 1771 (manned by 1823) or by email to fdh-enquiry@labour.gov.hk.