Hong is tough on quarantine rules during the pandemic; unless you are a famous movie star.
Nicole Kidman was granted a special exemption that former husband Tom Cruise would be jealous of; she got to skip the Hong Kong quarantine that has ensnared Olympic athletes and journalists, as she arrived there to film a movie for Amazon.
Why? Because the Hong Kong government did her a solid. Here’s part of the statement they released Thursday. “The case in discussion has been granted permission to travel to Hong Kong with a quarantine exemption for the purpose of performing designated professional work.” This was conducive to maintaining the necessary operation and development of Hong Kong’s economy.”
At least something in the world has turned upside down. What’s the point of being a celebrity if you can’t enjoy some special treatment.
Mulitple reports said Kidman arrived via private jet from Sydney, Australia on August 12. What most people have to do when they arrive there is endure a 14-21 day quarantine at their own expense. Australia is in a “medium risk” category, which normally would have subjected someone to the 2-3 week down time.
She’s not the only person who got the free pass. Aircraft crew members get the green light some times, as well as some top executives.
Not all executives though. CNN reported that HSBC Chairman Mark Tucker had to do a three week quarantine in isolation.
Nice work Nicole! Just based on your incredible performance in The Undoing on HBO you deserve a lifelong quarantine pass. We look forward to seeing the finished product on Amazon Prime.