Hong Kong SAR, China travel restrictions

 

Last Updated:(Hong Kong)2021-06-30

 

Health declaration

 

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

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

 

 

Entry restrictions

 

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

 

- From 1 July 2021: The United Kingdom

- From 25 June 2021: Indonesia

- 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 International Airport will resume in phases. Please see Requirements for transit service at Hong Kong International Airport for more information.

 

From 25 March 2020

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

- Non-Hong Kong residents arriving from overseas countries

- 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

 

 

Group A1: Extremely high-risk places

 

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

 

The United Kingdom (effective from 1 July 2021)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Group A2: Very high-risk places

 

Ireland and the United Kingdom

 

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

 

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

 

 

Group B: High-risk places

 

Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United States of America, and Vietnam

 

Travellers who stayed in the specified places in the past 14 days are required to present below *documents before entering Hong Kong, undergo compulsory quarantine for 21 days in a designated quarantine hotel and complete four tests during quarantine.

 

Fully vaccinated travellers will be required to present below *documents with 14-night designated hotel room reservation for quarantine and test for three times during quarantine. Travellers will also need to self-monitor for another seven days and test on the 16th and 19th day of their return to Hong Kong.

 

 

 

Group C: Medium-risk places

 

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

(China means the Mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)

 

Travellers who have stayed in the specified places in the past 14 days are required to present confirmation in English or Chinese of room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong for 21 nights and complete four tests during quarantine.

 

Fully vaccinated travellers will be required to present 14-night designated hotel room reservation for quarantine and test for three times during quarantine. Travellers will also need to self-monitor for another seven days, and test on the 16th and 19th day of their return to Hong Kong.

 

 

 

Group D: Low-risk places

 

Australia and New Zealand

 

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

 

Fully vaccinated travellers will be required to present seven-night designated hotel room reservation for quarantine and test for two times during quarantine. Travellers will also need to self-monitor for another seven days, and test on the 12th day of their return to Hong Kong.

 

 

Vaccinated person holding positive result proof of a recognised serology antibody test conducted within the past three months


Starting from 30 June 2021, Hong Kong residents arriving at Hong Kong who have only stayed in Group B and Group C specified places or Taiwan on or 14 days before the arrival day, will be subject to a shortened compulsory quarantine period of seven days at designated quarantine hotels if they have been fully vaccinated and obtained positive result proof of a recognised serology antibody test.


Recognised serology antibody positive result proof must be in a designated format after receiving a designated serology antibody test by a recognised local medical laboratory.

 

Click here for the list of Recognised Private Medical Laboratories for Conducting Recognised Antibody Test.

 

 

Special entry requirement for travellers from Taiwan

 

From 17 May 2021, travellers who have stayed in Taiwan in the past 14 days will have to present a negative result of a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours before departure, and a confirmation of room reservation at a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong.  Non-Hong Kong residents will be denied entry.

 

Upon arrival at Hong Kong, they are required to follow the "test-and-hold" arrangement at the airport. After obtaining a negative test result, they will be arranged to board the designated transport to proceed to the designated quarantine hotel for compulsory quarantine.  

 

Travellers who are not fully vaccinated will be subject to a 21-day compulsory quarantine at designated quarantine hotels, and take four tests during the quarantine.

 

Fully vaccinated travellers will be subject to a 14-day compulsory quarantine at designated quarantine hotels, and take three tests during the period, followed by a seven-day self-monitoring as well as testing on the 16th and 19th day of arrival in 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 identical 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 more information.

 

 

 

 

Additional health quarantine and testing arrangements for inbound travellers

 

From 1 April 2021, travellers arriving in Hong Kong under the Return2hk Scheme who are exempted from compulsory quarantine, must undergo testing on the 2nd and 12th day following the arrival at Hong Kong. Travellers, who are placed under quarantine pursuant to Cap. 599C, arriving in Hong Kong via Hong Kong International Airport must also undergo testing on the 12th day following the arrival at Hong Kong, in addition to the "test-and-hold" arrangement on the day of arrival.

 

From 25 December 2020, all travellers arriving in Hong Kong from countries outside China are required to present confirmation of room reservation at a Designated Quarantine Hotel to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine before boarding.

 

 

The Government will arrange dedicated transportation to send travellers to the designated quarantine hotels from airport and the Holding Centre for Test Result.

 

From 15 December 2020, travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport for COVID-19 nucleic acid test will be changed from self-collected Deep Throat Saliva (DTS) to Combined Nasal and Throat Swabs (CNTS) collecting by dedicated staff.

 

 

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

 

 

Hong Kong residents returning from the Mainland to Hong Kong through Return2hk Scheme

 

 

Starting from 27 April 2021, Hong Kong residents aged 18 or above who plan to return from the Mainland to Hong Kong by flight can apply for a quota via the online booking system of Return2hk Scheme and be exempted from the 14-day compulsory quarantine requirement. Applications for Hong Kong residents who are under 18 should be made on their behalf by their parents or guardians.

 

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

 

- Fill in the health declaration form through the electronic health declaration system of the Department of Health to obtain a Return2hk Green QR code.

 

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

 

- Present at check-in counter the relevant documentary proof, including the original copy of a paper-based proof of a valid negative nucleic acid test result, and the screenshot of the WeChat Mini Program showing the relevant testing organization is recognized by the National Health 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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