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Entry requirements to Hong Kong


Entry to Hong Kong for persons who have stayed in all places outside China in the last 14 days is possible for Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents (with effect from 1 May 2022) who have been fully vaccinated and hold a recognised vaccination record.

ALL passengers boarding for a flight for Hong Kong should present at boarding a negative result proof of a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 with specimen collected within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure. This also applies to passengers transferring or transiting in Hong Kong.

Specifically, the following documents shall be presented when entering Hong Kong:

1. A recognised vaccination record in English or Chinese issued by Hong Kong, an authority or recognised institution of a place on the “List of Places of Issuance of Recognised Vaccination Records”. The record should bear the name of the relevant vaccinated traveller identical to that in his/her valid travel document to show that the relevant vaccinated traveller received dose(s) of COVID-19 vaccine and the date(s) on which the dose(s) was/were administered and the name of the vaccine administered. The EU Digital COVID Certificate and the Swiss COVID-19 certificate (on paper and on the COVID-19 App) are accepted in Hong Kong. Please find the list of recognised vaccines here.

If the vaccination record is not in English or Chinese or does not contain all of the above information, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the healthcare institution or a relevant authority of the government of the place where the vaccine was administered, bearing the name of the relevant vaccinated traveller identical to that in his/her valid travel document and setting out all of the above information should be presented together with the vaccination record.

2. Proof of a negative test result of a nucleic acid test for COVID-19, the sample of which was taken within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure.

The negative test result should be in English or Chinese issued and signed by the laboratory that performed the test. The spelling of the name of the tested person must be the same as the spelling in the travel document/passport. For confirmation, you can fill in your personal information in this form and have the laboratory sign and stamp it.

3. A documentary proof in English or Chinese to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is ISO-15189 accredited or is recognised or approved by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located:
Country Documentary proof to be provided
Germany - Printout of the confirmation of the German Consulate General Hong Kong
Austria - Printout of the confirmation of the Austrian Consulate General Hong Kong
- Printout of the list of recognised test laboratories by Austrian authorities
Hungary - Printout of the confirmation of the Consulate General of Hungary Hong Kong
- Printout of the list of recognised test laboratories by Hungarian authorities
Switzerland - Printout of the confirmation of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong
- Printout of the list of recognised test laboratories by the Swiss authorities from the Swiss medic here and here.


4. A hotel reservation in English or Chinese for 14 or seven nights (if you opt for early discharge) from the day you arrive in Hong Kong should be provided.

Daily rapid antigen tests (RATs) will be conducted and PCR-based nucleic acid test will be conducted on the fifth and 12th day. With the early discharge option, if the results of that PCR test and the RATs conducted on the sixth and seventh days are all negative, you could be discharged from compulsory quarantine earlier.  However, you will still be required to undergo self-monitoring for seven days, and undergo a compulsory PCR-based nucleic acid test on the 12th day of arrival at Hong Kong.

Alternatively, you can choose to complete the whole 14-day compulsory quarantine period in the designated quarantine hotel. You should decide when making your hotel booking whether or not you will choose to be discharged from compulsory quarantine earlier upon fulfilling the relevant conditions, and correspondingly make your hotel reservation for seven or 14 nights. Please refer to the latest updates and further details here.

The accommodation costs are to be paid by the traveller. The compulsory quarantine must be carried out at designated quarantine hotels in accordance with the directions under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap. 599H). The Government will also arrange designated transportation for sending them to designated quarantine hotels, with a view to reducing their contact with the community and other guests. More detailed information is available here.

5. All persons entering Hong Kong are also required to complete the Health & Quarantine Information Declaration form provided by the Department of Health online.




Contact
Stephanie Pall, Head of Public Relations
Tel: +49 (0)30 22 66 77 242 | Fax: +49 (0)30 22 66 77 288 | Email: stephanie_pall@hketoberlin.gov.hk
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