Notice to passengers on travel restrictions

 

Last Updated:(Hong Kong)2020-04-01

 

In consideration of the changing situation for novel coronavirus outbreak, a number of governments have issued entry restrictions for foreign travellers. Hong Kong Airlines passengers are advised to refer to below before your scheduled travel:

 

Destination

Entry restrictions

Mainland China:

Beijing (BJS)

Chongqing (CKG)

Chengdu (CTU)

Guiyang (KWE)

Hangzhou (HGH)

Nanchang (KHN)

Nanjing (NKG)

Shanghai Pudong (PVG) Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA)

 

From 28 March 2020, the entry of foreign nationals holding valid entry visas and residence permits will be temporarily suspended. Foreign nationals holding visas issued after 28 March 2020 will not be affected.

 

Passengers who meet any of the following criteria are permitted to board, but may be subject to quarantine requirements for 14 days upon arrival:

 

- Travelling on a People’s Republic of China passport or China ID card that lists Hubei Province as the place of issue.

 

- Visited Hubei Province in the past 14 days prior to departure.

All travellers (Including Chinese residents) entering Beijing will be subject to mandatory quarantine of 14 days upon arrival.

 

Exemptions:

 

- Short-stay business travellers must stay in designated hotels and will not be allowed to leave without first being tested for infection.

 

Passengers transiting in Beijing Capital International Airport and Beijing Daxing International Airport will undergo health management.

 

International flights will operate to/from Shanghai Pudong International Airport from 25 March to 24 June 2020.

 

All inbound travellers (including travellers from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, and transit passengers), regardless of their destinations, are required to take COVID-19 tests and to undergo a 14-day quarantine before entering Guangdong and Shenzhen.

 

Mainland China:

Hainan Province

Haikou (HAK)

Sanya (SYX)

From 28 March 2020, the entry of foreign nationals holding valid entry visas and residence permits will be temporarily suspended. Foreign nationals holding visas issued after 28 March 2020 will not be affected.

 

Passengers who meet any of the following criteria are not  permitted to enter Hainan Island (Haikou Airport or Sanya Airport):

 

- Travelling on a People’s Republic of China passport or China ID card that lists Hubei Province as the place of issue.

 

- Visited Hubei Province in the past 14 days.

 

When entering Haikou:

 

Passengers detected with respiratory symptoms including fever, chills, conjunctivitis, diarrhea, etc. during border screening will be transferred to a designated medical centre for tests.

 

Passengers who meet one of the following criteria will be subject to mandatory quarantine of 14 days upon arrival:

 

- Departed from or have visited areas with high number of infections.

 

- Had close contact with confirmed cases.

 

Passengers transiting in Haikou are subject to further screening and won’t be allowed to board their connecting flight until approval is given.

 

For more information, visit National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China or call hotlines 0086 0898 12345 / 0086 0898 12320.

 

Hong Kong SAR, China

Health declaration

- All inbound travellers are required to submit health declaration form.

- Travellers are encouraged to submit the form online and get a QR code to show to border control staff upon entering Hong Kong. The QR code is valid for 24 hours. Paper form is also accepted.

 

Entry restrictions

- Non-Hong Kong residents who have visited the Hubei Province in the past 14 days upon arrival are not allowed to enter Hong Kong.

 

Starting from 25 March (tentatively for 14 days)

 

- Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport will be suspended.

 

- Passengers who meet any of the following criteria are not permitted to enter Hong Kong:

 

o Non-Hong Kong residents arriving from overseas countries

 

o Non-Hong Kong residents, who visited any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days, arriving from the Mainland, Macau and Taiwan overseas countries

 

Compulsory quarantine

- 14-day compulsory quarantine for all people entering Hong Kong from the Mainland, including Hong Kong residents, Mainland residents and visitors from other places at designated places (quarantine centre, home or other accommodation). Apart from exempted persons under the "Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation", people who have been to the Mainland in the past 14 days upon arrival at Hong Kong, even if they enter Hong Kong via other places, are also covered. They should not have any symptoms and should have passed temperature checks upon entry. Those with symptoms will be referred to the DH for further handling. Arrivals holding a visa with validity of less than 14 days will be denied entry.

- Health quarantine arrangements for inbound travellers from overseas:

 

o Quarantine centre for people arriving in Hong Kong who have been to the following countries/areas in the past 14 days, regardless of whether they are Hong Kong residents:

§ Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do in Korea (also applies to non-Hong Kong residents from 17 March 2020)

§ Iran

§ Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions in Italy

o Compulsory home quarantine for people arriving in Hong Kong who have been to the following countries/areas in the past 14 days, regardless of whether they are Hong Kong residents:

 

From 14 March 2020

§ Italy (except Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions)

§ Bourgogne-Franche-Comte and Grand Est regions in France

§ North Rhine-Westphalia region in Germany

§ Hokkaido in Japan

§ La Rioja, Madrid and Pais Vasco regions in Spain

 

From 17 March 2020

§ Korea (except Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do)

§ Schengen Area in Europe (*) (except Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions in Italy)

 

(*) Schengen Area in Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Principality of Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Republic of Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland

 

- From 19 March 2020, people arriving in Hong Kong who have been to any overseas countries/territories in the past 14 days, regardless of whether they are Hong Kong residents, will be subject to compulsory quarantine.

 

- From 25 March 2020, people arriving from Macau and Taiwan, regardless of whether they are Hong Kong residents, will be subject to a 14-day compulsory quarantine.

 

Visit www.coronavirus.gov.hk for more information.

 

Taiwan, China

Starting from 19 March, all foreign nationals are not permitted to enter Taiwan.

 

From 24 March to 7 April, all passengers are not allowed to transit in Taiwan.

 

Exemptions:

 

- Foreign passengers who are holding documents of granted entry are required to be under home quarantine for 14 days after entering Taiwan. 

 

Indonesia

 

All visa exemptions and visa on arrival to foreign passengers are suspended until 20 April 2020.

 

Passengers who meet the following criteria are not permitted to enter Indonesia:

 

- All foreigners who have been in Mainland China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican or Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do Province in Korea within 14 days are not allowed to enter or transit in Indonesia.

 

Exemptions:

 

- Additional screening will be carried out by the Port Health Authority upon arrival for Indonesian citizens who had travelled to the above countries:

 

o A 14-day observation in a government facility will be applied to those with symptoms of coronavirus.

 

o A 14-day self-quarantine will be recommended if no symptom is found.

 

- Passengers with a Permanent Staying Permit (KITAP) or a Temporary Staying Permit (KITAS) are only allowed to enter Indonesia if they have a valid health certificate issued by local health authorities in English stating they are fit for travel and free from respiratory disease.

 

Japan

From 9 March 2020, passengers from Mainland China, including Hong Kong and Macau, and Korea are subject to 14-day mandatory quarantine.

 

Japan visas issued in China and Korea are cancelled while visa waiver measures for Hong Kong and Macau travellers are also suspended.

 

Foreigners who have visited the following regions within 14 days will be denied entry to Japan:

 

- Andorra

- Austria

- Belgium

- China: Hubei and Zhejiang Provinces

- Denmark

- Estonia

- France

- Germany

- Iceland

- Iran

- Ireland

- Italy

- Korea: Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do

- Liechtenstein

- Luxembourg

- Malta

- Monaco

- Netherlands

- Norway

- Portugal

- San Marino

- Slovenia

- Spain

- Switzerland

- Sweden

- Vatican

 

Visa waiver and single / multiple entry visas for the following regions are suspended:

 

- All Schengen countries

- Andorra

- Bahrain

- Brunei

- Bulgaria

- Croatia

- Cyprus

- Democratic Republic of Congo

- Egypt

- Indonesia

- Iran

- Ireland

- Israel 

- Malaysia

- Monaco

- Philippines

- Qatar

- Romania

- San Marino

- Singapore

- Thailand

- UK

- Vatican

- Vietnam 

 

All people entering Japan from the United States will undergo 14-day self-quarantine at designated places and to refrain from using public transport.

 

 

Korea

Passengers who meet any of the following criteria are not permitted to enter Korea:

 

- All foreigners who have visited or stayed in Hubei Province within the past 14 days.

 

- Travelling on a People’s Republic of China passport or China ID card that lists Hubei Province as the place of issue.

 

- Korea visa issued from Wuhan (visa number “WH + 8 or 10 numbers”).

 

Exemptions:

 

- Korean nationals, spouse or direct descendant of a Korean national and permanent residents can enter Korea. Self-quarantine at home is required.

 

- All passengers arriving from foreign countries are subject to 14-day quarantine upon entering Korea. Korean nationals and long-term staying foreign nationals are subject to 14-day self-quarantine. Foreign nationals on short-term stay are subject to 14-day quarantine at designated places. Self-quarantine passengers must install a safety protection app provided by Korean government on their mobile phone.

 

 

Maldives

Passengers who meet the following criteria are not permitted to enter the Maldives:

 

- Visited Mainland China in the past 14 days.

 

Exemptions:

 

- Maldivians nationals originating from and transiting through Mainland China will be permitted entry.

 

Thailand

Transit services at Thailand airports have been suspended.

 

Passengers departing from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Korea, Italy and Iran are subject to 14-day quarantine upon entering Thailand.

 

Passengers (including transit passengers) from the above zones must present the following to be allowed to board the flight:

 

- A health certificate (medical certificate) certifying that they are free from illness in the past 14 days and undetectable COVID-19 laboratory result issued within 48 hours prior to departure (applies to all nationalities).

 

- A health insurance document of at least US$100,000 coverage in Thailand (not applicable to Thai nationals).

 

Foreign travellers from the above zones are also required to purchase a SIM card (or continue to use own SIM card with roaming function), install a monitoring mobile App and register with Thailand officials before leaving the airport for self-quarantine.

 

Please click here for the latest visa requirements for Thailand.

Exemptions:

 

- Passengers arriving in Thailand via Hong Kong from countries not listed above.

 

The Philippines

All visa issuances and visa-free privileges to foreign nationals are suspended.

 

Passengers who meet the following criteria are not permitted to enter the Philippines:

 

- Passengers holding:

 

o Visa Waiver Agreements (AJACS, AJACSSUK, FSC, MCL series)

o Special Visas (SRRV, ABTC, economic zone visas etc)

o Executive Order No. 408, s. 1960 (EO408)

o Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Macau-Portuguese and British National Overseas passports

o Immigrant and non-immigrant visas

 

- On a flight departing from China, Macau or Hong Kong.

 

- Has been to China, Macau or Hong Kong in the past 14 days immediately preceding to arrival in the Philippines.

 

- Filipinos working in China, Macau or Hong Kong.

 

Exemptions:

 

- Filipinos and foreign spouses and children of Filipino nationals are permitted to enter. Foreign spouses and children of Filipino nationals not travelling with the Filipino need to show proof of marriage or filiation to be exempted.

 

- Mandatory 14-day quarantine is required for Filipino citizens and Permanent Resident Visa holders coming from China, Macau and Hong Kong. Under a temporary travel restriction, Filipinos are not permitted to travel to or transit via Mainland China, Hong Kong or Macau. Non-Philippine citizens may continue to travel from the Philippines as normal. 

 

Vietnam

All foreigners are not permitted to enter Vietnam.

 

Visa issuance for all foreign nationals has been suspended.  

 

Exemptions:

 

- Vietnam citizens are permitted to enter.

 

 

Our staff will perform document checks at the airport to confirm if passengers are eligible to travel to destinations with restrictions in place. Passengers without checked baggage and holding mobile or self-print boarding passes will be subject to document check before boarding.

 

Passengers will also be asked to declare their travel history over the last 14 days to help us ensure eligibility to travel. It is important that all passengers disclose if they have visited Mainland China during this period.

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Hong Kong Airlines offers special waivers for rebooking, rerouting or refund for passengers travelling with confirmed bookings on Hong Kong Airlines (HX) flights to/from these destinations or transiting via Hong Kong. Please refer to our special ticketing arrangements for details.

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