Notice to passengers travelling with British National (Overseas) passport
Last Updated:(Hong Kong)2021-01-30
The Hong Kong Government has announced that BN(O) passport will not be recognised as a valid travel document and proof of identity from 31 January 2021.
Passengers travelling with Hong Kong Airlines to/from Hong Kong should take note of the following:
1. BN(O) passport cannot be used for immigration clearance in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong residents concerned may continue to use their HKSAR Passports or Hong Kong Permanent Identity Cards for entering or departing Hong Kong;
2. BN(O) passport cannot be used as any form of proof of identity in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong residents concerned may continue to use their Hong Kong Permanent Identity Cards as proof of identity;
3. When passengers board flights for Hong Kong, airlines concerned must require Hong Kong residents concerned to present their HKSAR Passports or Hong Kong Permanent Identity Cards as proof;
4. Hong Kong permanent residents who are not of Chinese nationality and do not hold other valid travel document may apply to the Immigration Department for Document of Identity for Visa Purposes for international travel.
Our Airport team will request passengers to present valid documents before boarding their flight.