In line with the Hong Kong Government's latest announcement on the nucleic acid testing arrangements in arriving Hong Kong, testing requirements for inbound persons from overseas regions or Taiwan will be adjusted, with effect from 21 November 2022.


To ensure your eligibility to fly, make sure you check the latest travel restrictions prior to departure. You may also find the latest information on the official government website.


Boarding requirements and quarantine arrangements for inbound persons from overseas places or Taiwan


Boarding requirements:

-      Complete the online Health Declaration with the negative result of the rapid antigen test (RAT) conducted within 24 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure of the flight. (www.chp.gov.hk/hdf)

-      Present QR code generated after completion of Health Declaration.

-      Non-Hong Kong residents aged 12 or above are required to be fully vaccinated or obtain a medical exemption certificate for boarding. 

Quarantine requirements:

-      Inbound persons are required to undergo nucleic acid tests at the airport upon arrival and will be allowed to go home or go to the hotel for three-day medical surveillance, followed by a four-day self-monitoring (the day of arrival at Hong Kong is Day 0).

-      Persons who are tested negative will be given an amber code under the Vaccine Pass to restrict their entry to scheduled premises during the surveillance period. The medical surveillance and amber code restrictions will end at 9 am on Day 3 and they will then be subject to the four-day self-monitoring period.

-      During medical surveillance and self-monitoring periods, persons are required to undergo daily rapid antigen tests (RATs) and PCR-based nucleic acid tests by professional swab sampling on days 2 at a Community Testing Centre (CTC) or a mobile specimen collection stations, or at the recognised local medical institution.

-      If inbound persons are tested positive by nucleic acid tests or RATs, their Vaccine Pass will be converted to a Red Code. Their isolation arrangements will be aligned with that for local cases.


Boarding requirements and quarantine arrangements for inbound persons from Mainland China

Starting from 26 September 2022, passengers boarding a flight for Hong Kong from the Mainland or Macao are no longer required to provide the 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.


Hong Kong residents returning from the Mainland or Macau to Hong Kong under Return2hk Scheme:

-      Inbound persons who plan to return Hong Kong from the Mainland or Macao by flight, must not have stayed in Overseas regions or Taiwan in the past 7 days prior to and upon the day of arrival in Hong Kong (not including the period of undergoing compulsory quarantine in the Mainland under the requirement in that place)

-      They will not be required to undergo a pre-arrival nucleic acid test or home quarantine after arriving in Hong Kong. However, they must still undergo the PCR-based nucleic acid test on the second day and are subject to 3-day self-monitoring after their arrival in Hong Kong.

-      If persons have stayed in any place on the List of At-risk Places under the Return2hk/ Come2hk Scheme in the past 7 days prior to and upon the day of arrival, they are required to undergo an additional nucleic acid test on Day 1.

-      Fill in the health declaration form through the electronic health declaration system of the Department of Health to obtain the Come2hk Return2hk green Health Declaration QR code.


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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