Hong Kong SAR, China travel restrictions
Last updated : 2022-04-26 HKT (GMT+8)
- 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 and quarantine requirements
- From 1 April 2022 to 30 April 2022, Hong Kong residents who have stayed in any places outside China on the day of boarding for/arrival in Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day and who have been fully vaccinated and hold recognised vaccination records.
- From 1 May 2022, 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.
- 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 (Including documentary proofs that the lab is ISO15189 accredited or Government recognized)
- Present confirmation of room reservation for 7 nights (if opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine upon fulfilment of relevant conditions) or 14 nights (if not opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine) on the day of arrival in a Designated Quarantine Hotel (DQH)
- Basic requirement is to undergo compulsory quarantine for 14 days in a designated quarantine hotel
- Undergo daily rapid antigen tests (RATs) during compulsory quarantine, and PCR-based nucleic acid test on the 5th and 12th day
- If opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine upon fulfilment of relevant conditions:
- Passengers who are fully vaccinated and/or being accompanied children under 12 can be discharged earlier from quarantine and must leave the DQH where their PCR test conducted on the 5th day and the RATs conducted on the 6th and 7th days are all negative
- Self-monitoring for the subsequent 7 days
- Passengers are required to undergo PCR-based nucleic acid testing by professional swab sampling on the 12th day of arrival at Hong Kong in a Community Testing Centre (CTC) or mobile specimen collection stations, or at recognized local medical testing institutions
- If not opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine:
- Passengers can leave the DQH upon confirmation of negative results from the PCR-based nucleic acid test conducted on the 12th day and the RAT conducted on the 14th day
Travellers transiting through Hong Kong
From 8 December 2021, all passengers who board a flight from overseas places and Taiwan for transit at Hong Kong must present at boarding a negative result proof of a polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid (PCR) test for COVID-19 with specimen collected within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure. (Including documentary proofs that the lab is ISO15189 accredited or Government recognized)
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 vaccinate. 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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