Hong Kong SAR, China travel restrictions

 

Last Updated:(Hong Kong)2021-05-13

 

Healthdeclaration

 

-         All inbound travellers are required to submithealth declaration form.

-         Travellers can submit an Electronic HealthDeclaration Form at https://www.chp.gov.hk/hdf and get a QRcode to show to the border control staff upon entering Hong Kong. The QR codeis valid for 48 hours. Paper form is available at the arrival hall forpassengers without a smartphone.

 

 

Entryrestrictions

 

Flights from the following places are prohibited from landing inHong Kong, until further notice:

 

 

-         From 1 May 2021: Nepal

-         From 20 April 2021: India, Pakistan and Philippines

-         From 23 January 2021: Brazil

-         From 25 December 2020: South Africa

 

 

From 1 June 2020

-         Transit services at Hong Kong InternationalAirport will resume in phases. Please see Requirements for transit service at Hong Kong InternationalAirport for more information.

 

From 25 March 2020

Passengers who meet any of the following criteria are notpermitted to enter Hong Kong:


-         -          Non-Hong Kongresidents arriving from overseas countries                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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



Compulsoryquarantine

 

Group A1:Extremely high-risk places

 

 

Brazil, India,Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa

 

Travellers who stayed in the specified places in the past 21 daysare required to present below *documents before entering Hong Kong and undergocompulsory quarantine for 21 days in a designated quarantine hotel.

 

 

After the completion of four tests during the 21-day compulsoryquarantine, travellers will also need to self-monitor for another seven daysand test on the 26th day of their return to Hong Kong.


Group A2: Veryhigh-risk places

 

Ireland and theUnited Kingdom

 

Travellers who stayed in the specified places in the past 21 daysare required to present below *documents before entering Hong Kong and undergocompulsory quarantine for 21 days in a designated quarantine hotel.

 

 

After the completion of four tests during the 21-day compulsoryquarantine, travellers will also need to self-monitor for another seven daysand test on the 26th day of their return to Hong Kong.


Group B: High-riskplaces

 

Bangladesh,Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Egypt, France, Germany, Indonesia,Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United ArabEmirates, and the United States of America

 

Travellers who stayed in the specified places in the past 21 daysare required to present below *documents before entering Hong Kong, undergocompulsory quarantine for 21 days in a designated quarantine hotel and completefour tests during quarantine.

 

 

From 12 May 2021, fully vaccinated travellers will be required topresent below *documents with 14-night designated hotel room reservation forquarantine and test for three times during quarantine. Travellers will alsoneed to self-monitor for another seven days and test on the 16th and 19th dayof their return to Hong Kong.



Group C: Medium-riskplaces

 

All places exceptChina which are not in Group A, B or D specified places

 

(China means theMainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)


Travellers who have stayed in the specified places in the past 21 daysare required to present confirmation in English or Chinese of room reservationin a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong for 21 nights and complete fourtests during quarantine.

 

 

From 12 May 2021, fully vaccinated travellers will be required topresent 14-night designated hotel room reservation for quarantine and test forthree times during quarantine. Travellers will also need to self-monitor foranother seven days, and test on the 16th and 19th day of their return to HongKong.


Group D: Low-riskplaces

 

Australia, NewZealand, and Singapore

 

Travellers who have only stayed in the specified places in thepast 21 days are required to present confirmation of room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel for 14 nights to undergocompulsory quarantine and test for three times during quarantine. They are required to self-monitor for the subsequent seven days andundergo compulsory testing on the 16th and 19th day after their arrival at HongKong.

 

 

From 12 May 2021, fully vaccinated travellers will be required topresent seven-night designated hotel room reservation for quarantine and testfor two times during quarantine. Travellers will also need to self-monitor foranother seven days, and test on the 12th day of their return to Hong Kong.


*Documents required


1.A test report in English or Chinese issued by a laboratory or healthcare institution with the name of the relevant traveller indentical to his/her valid travel document to show that (template):


-the relevant traveller underwent a nucleic acid test for COVID-19, the sample for which was taken from the relevant traveller within 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the                    specified aircraft; and


-the test result of the relevant traveller was negative for COVID-19. 

 

2.If the relevant report is not in English or Chinese or does not contain all of the above information, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution            with the name of the relevant traveller identical to his/her valid travel document, setting out all of the above information, and presented together with the test report.

 

3.Documentary proof in English or Chinese to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is ISO 15189 accredited or is recognised or approved by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the facility is located. (template)

 

4.Confirmation in English or Chinese of a *hotel room reservation in Hong Kong for not less than 14/21 nights starting on the day of the arrival.



Visit www.coronavirus.gov.hk for moreinformation.

 

 

 

Additional health quarantine andtesting arrangements for inbound travellers

 

From1 April 2021, travellers arriving in Hong Kong under the Return2hk Scheme who areexempted from compulsory quarantine, must undergo testing on the 2nd and 12thday following the arrival at Hong Kong. Travellers, who are placed underquarantine pursuant to Cap. 599C, arriving in Hong Kong via Hong KongInternational Airport must also undergo testing on the 12th day following the arrivalat Hong Kong, in addition to the "test-and-hold" arrangement on theday of arrival.

 

From25 December 2020, all travellers arriving in Hong Kong from countries outsideChina are required to present confirmation of room reservation at a DesignatedQuarantine Hotel to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine beforeboarding.

 

 

TheGovernment will arrange dedicated transportation to send travellers to thedesignated quarantine hotels from airport and the Holding Centre for TestResult.

 

From15 December 2020, travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport forCOVID-19 nucleic acid test will be changed from self-collected Deep ThroatSaliva (DTS) to Combined Nasal and Throat Swabs (CNTS) collecting bydedicated staff.

 

 

Visit www.coronavirus.gov.hk for moreinformation.


Hong Kong residents returning from theMainland to Hong Kong through Return2hk Scheme

 

 

Starting from 27 April 2021, Hong Kongresidents aged 18 or above who plan to return from the Mainland to Hong Kong byflight can apply for a quota via the online booking system of Return2hk Scheme and be exempted from the14-day compulsory quarantine requirement. Applications for Hong Kong residentswho are under 18 should be made on their behalf by their parents or guardians.

 

Hong Kong residents with a quota must fullfill the following requirements before boarding a flight to Hong Kong :   

 

-         Fill in the health declaration form throughthe electronic health declaration system of the Department of Health to obtaina Return2hk Green QR code.

 

-         Not having stayed in places other than HongKong, the Mainland or Macao (not including the period of undergoing compulsoryquarantine in the Mainland or Macao under the requirement in that place)

 

-         Present at check-in counter the relevantdocumentary proof, including the original copy of a paper-based proof of avalid negative nucleic acid test result, and the screenshot of the WeChat MiniProgram showing the relevant testing organization is recognized by the NationalHealth Commission.


They should present identification documents, the Return2hk Green QR codes, nucleic acid test result and screenshot upon arrival, and follow the instructions of airport staff to proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre of Department of Health at the airport to take COVID-19 test. They can proceed with immigration procedures and be exempted from the 14-day compulsory quarantine requirement if the result is negative and undergo testing again on the 12th day.


Hong Kong Airlines 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 to help us ensure eligibility to travel.


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