Health declaration

-     From 28 July 2022, all inbound travellers are required to complete the online Health Declaration before boarding.


-      travellers are required to submit the Health Declaration Form at as early as three days before their scheduled arrival time in Hong Kong. The generated QR code (can be a downloadable version of the QR code, screenshot or in paper form) will be valid for 96 hours for use in presentation to check-in counter and border control staff upon entering Hong Kong.



Entry and quarantine requirements

Applicable persons:

-           Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents who have stayed in any places outside China on the day of boarding for/arrival in Hong Kong during the 14 days before that day and who have been fully vaccinated and hold recognised vaccination records.


Boarding requirements:

-          Present recognised vaccination record

-          Present negative result proof of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 conducted with specimen collected within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the flight (Passengers aged below 3 years old are exempted from the PCR-based  nucleic acid test requirements)

-          Present confirmation of room reservation for a minimum of 3 nights on the day of arrival in a designated quarantine hotel (DQH)

-          Present QR code generated after completion of Health Declaration

-          Passengers who recovered from COVID-19 are required to present the following documents

-          A certificate issued by a medical practitioner or a recovery record issued by relevant authorities in Chinese or English, showing that the passenger was infected with COVID-19 14 to 90 days prior to boarding for Hong Kong and has recovered

-          A negative test result report in Chinese or English of the rapid antigen test (RAT) conducted within 24 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure of the flight issued by a laboratory or healthcare institution


Quarantine requirements:

-          Inbound travellers are required to undergo compulsory quarantine for 3 nights in a designated quarantine hotel (DQH) with the day of arrival at Hong Kong as Day 0. Travellers who are consequently tested negative can complete the compulsory quarantine in the morning of day 3, followed by four days of medical surveillance at home or in other self-arranged accommodation. Travellers are subject to self-monitoring for the subsequent three days until day 10


-          Travellers will be given an amber code under the Vaccine Pass to restrict their movements during the compulsory quarantine and medical surveillance period


-          During compulsory quarantine, medical surveillance and self-monitoring period, travellers are required to undergo daily rapid antigen tests (RATs) and PCR-based nucleic acid test by professional swab sampling on Day 4, 6 and 9 at a Community Testing Centre (CTC) or a mobile specimen collection stations, or at recognized local medical institution.


Special entry requirement for travellers from Mainland China


From 9 August 2021, passengers boarding a flight for Hong Kong from the Mainland (except Guangdong) or Macao must present a negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test sample taken on the day or within three days prior to the scheduled time of arrival.


The test result must be issued by a medical institution/laboratory recognized by the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China.


Persons who fail to present the relevant negative test result will not be allowed to board for Hong Kong.

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

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 or the Mainland (not including the period of undergoing compulsory quarantine in the Mainland 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 and conduct COVID-19 test at Temporary Specimen Collection Centre (TSCC) in the Hong Kong International Airport. They should then wait at the designated Return2hk area for the test result. If the test result is negative, they can proceed with immigration procedures and be exempted from the 14-day compulsory quarantine requirement. However, they must still undergo testing on the 3rd, 5th, 9th, 12th, 16th and 19th day following their arrival in Hong Kong (if they are still in Hong Kong).


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.


From 25 September 2021, all passengers from Macao or passengers who have stayed in Macao on the day of arrival in Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day will not be exempted from compulsory quarantine under the Return2hk Scheme. Passengers will be subject to 14-day compulsory quarantine at home if they have not been fully vaccinated; and to 7-day compulsory quarantine at home for those who have been fully vaccinated. Please visit COVID-19 Thematic Website.


Passengers will also be asked to declare their travel history to help us ensure eligibility to travel.


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