Hong Kong SAR, China travel restrictions

 

最終更新日:(日本)2021-01-29

 

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

 

All passengers, including Hong Kong residents, who have stayed in the following destinations in the past 21 days are not allowed to board any flights to Hong Kong, until further notice:

From 22 December 2020: UK

From 25 December 2020: South Africa

From 23 January 2021: Brazil and Ireland

 

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


Travellers who have stayed in Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, the Philippines,  Turkey, Ukraine and USA (Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates effective from 2 February 2021) for 21 days before boarding a flight to Hong Kong must present documents indicating a negative result for nucleic acid test for COVID-19 issued by a recognised laboratory or healthcare institution and a confirmed hotel room reservation in Hong Kong for not less than 21 nights starting on the day of the arrival.

 

Travellers aged six or above arriving in Hong Kong from 2 December 2020 are required to undergo COVID-19 test on the 19th or 20th day.

 

Please refer to Requirements for passengers travelling to Hong Kong from high-risk places for the list of documents.

 

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.


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.



A 14-day compulsory quarantine is required for all people entering Hong Kong from the Mainland, Macao and Taiwan, including Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents 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, Macao and Taiwan 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 Department of Health for further handling. Arrivals holding a visa with validity of less than 14 days will be denied entry.

 

* Exempted persons include:

             

From 29 April 2020

Persons who need to enter Hong Kong in receiving or providing nursery, kindergarten, primary or secondary education at any school registered, including cross-boundary students and related personnel and service providers

Persons whose travelling purposes are related to manufacturing operations, business activities or professional services in the interest of Hong Kong's economic development

 

From 4 May 2020

Either the owner of a Hong Kong enterprise with a valid business registration certificate and with manufacturing operations in the Mainland, and up to one person employed and authorised by the enterprise, or

Up to two persons employed and authorised by the enterprise

 

From 18 May 2020

Certified public accountants (practising), partners, directors or employees of practice units registered with the HKICPA, who are required to travel to the Mainland to conduct audit work for companies listed on a recognised stock market and having Mainland operations, to assist those companies to fulfil their obligations under relevant Ordinances or other regulatory instruments that govern the operation of the companies or their business

Owners of enterprises with a valid business registration certificate and with provision of construction-related professional services on the Mainland and up to one person employed and authorised by the enterprise, as well as up to two people employed and authorised by such an enterprise

Up to two personnel of each eligible enterprise or institution who have to travel to the Mainland, Macau or Taiwan for conducting R&D-related activities; or

Eligible enterprises or institutions include the Hong Kong Applied Science & Technology Research Institute, the Automotive Platforms & Application Systems Research & Development Centre, the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles & Apparel, the Logistics & Supply Chain MultiTech Research & Development Centre, and the Nano & Advanced Materials Institute, as well as a tenant, incubate, grantee, or occupant of the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation or Cyberport

Up to 50 persons employed and authorised by The University of Hong Kong – Shenzhen Hospital; or

Owners of a Hong Kong enterprise with a valid Hong Kong Service Supplier Certificate in relation to the provision of medical and dental services on the Mainland under the Mainland & Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement and up to one person employed and authorised by the enterprise, or up to two people employed and authorised by such an enterprise

 

From 19 May 2020

Arbitrator, mediator or qualified legal practitioner acting as a counsel for a party in arbitration, mediation or litigation proceedings, who returns to Hong Kong from the Mainland, Macau or Taiwan after provision of services; or

Arbitrator, mediator or qualified legal practitioner acting as a counsel for party in arbitration, mediation or litigation proceedings, who travels from the Mainland, Macau or Taiwan to Hong Kong to provide services

Either the owner of an enterprise with a valid business registration certificate and having an operating base relating to logistics, port and/or shipping business in the Mainland, and up to one person employed and authorised by the enterprise; or

Up to two persons employed and authorised by the enterprise

 

[In response to the latest COVID-19 situation in Beijing, starting from 17 June 2020, specimen bottles will be distributed to persons exempted from compulsory quarantine who had travelled to Beijing 14 days prior to arrival at the HKIA. They are required to collect their deep throat saliva sample at home in accordance with the instructions, and deliver it to one of the collection points in the same morning while subjecting to medical surveillance at the same time.]

 

· Health quarantine arrangements for inbound travellers from overseas:

 

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)

 

From 17 April 2020

§ Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do in Korea

§ Iran

§ 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

 

 

Additional health quarantine and testing arrangements for inbound travellers

 

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.

 

*List of Designated Quarantine Hotels 

 

· Hotels valid until 19 February 2021

· Hotels valid from 20 February to 20 April 2021

 

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.

 

From 22 November 2020, testing and isolation arrangement for persons who are exempted from quarantine upon arriving Hong Kong will be tightened:

 

· Exempted persons who have visited very high risk places during the 14 days before arriving in Hong Kong:

They must possess a negative result of SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid test done at an ISO15189-accredited laboratory or a laboratory recognised by the Government where the laboratory is located with the specimen collected within 48 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight to Hong Kong;

They must take a post-arrival SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid test at the Department of Health’s Temporary Specimen Collection Centre and wait for the results there or any other location as designated by Department of Health upon arrival at HKIA;

Specimen bottles will be distributed to the exempted persons upon arrival. They must collect and return their deep throat saliva sample at Day-12 upon their arrival in accordance with the instructions for SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid test again;

Except Consul Generals or representatives in Hong Kong and government officials at equivalent/higher level, all other officers must be subject to self-isolation for 14 days at an accommodation arranged by respective organisations; and

Respective organisations must arrange point-to-point transportation for the exempted persons. The use of public transport is prohibited.

 

· Exempted persons who have not visited very high risk places during the 14 days before arriving in Hong Kong:

 

If they possess a negative result of SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid test done at an ISO15189-accredited laboratory or a laboratory recognised by the Government where the laboratory is located with the specimen collected within 48 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight to Hong Kong, they are required to take a post-arrival SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid test at the Department of Health’s Temporary Specimen Collection Centre before leaving HKIA; otherwise, they must take a post-arrival SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid test at the Department of Health’s Temporary Specimen Collection Centre and wait for the results there or any other location as designated by Department of Health upon arrival at HKIA;

 

Specimen bottles will be distributed to the exempted persons upon arrival. They must collect and return their deep throat saliva sample at Day-12 upon their arrival in accordance with the instructions for SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid test again; and

 

Respective organisations must arrange point-to-point transportation for the exempted persons. The use of public transport is prohibited.

 

From 13 November 2020, all inbound travellers who have visited any places outside China in the past 14 days before boarding a flight to Hong Kong, must provide confirmation in English or Chinese of a hotel room reservation in Hong Kong for not less than 14 nights starting on the day of the arrival.

 

From 22 April 2020, passengers arriving in the afternoon or at night will be shuttled to Regal Oriental Hotel for temporary stay while waiting for their test results.

 

From 8 April 2020, all inbound travellers will proceed to AsiaWorld-Expo (relocated to Midfield Concourse in restricted area of HKIA starting from 18 August 2020) to have their deep throat saliva samples collected for COVID-19 testing.

 

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

 

 

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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