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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. With effect from 1 June 2022, passengers transferring or transiting in Hong Kong do not need to present a negative test result.

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.

With effect from 1 June 2022, documentary proof 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 is not required.

Also with effect from 1 June 2022, recovered persons previously infected with COVID-19 could present the following document instead:
  • (a) A certificate issued by a medical practitioner or a recovery record issued by relevant authorities in Chinese or English, showing that the person was infected with COVID-19 14 to 90 days prior to boarding for Hong Kong and has recovered (the personal information contained on the documentary must match that of the relevant inbound person);

  • (b) A test report in Chinese or English issued by a laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name of the relevant inbound person matching that in his or her valid travel document to show that:

    • (i) the relevant inbound person underwent a test for COVID-19, the sample for which was taken from the relevant inbound person within 24 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the specified aircraft;

    • (ii) the test conducted on the sample was a rapid antigen test (RAT) for COVID-19;

    • (iii) the relevant inbound person was tested negative for COVID-19; and

  • (c) If the relevant test report is not in Chinese or English or does not contain all of the above information, a written confirmation in Chinese or English issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name of the relevant inbound person matching that in his or her valid travel document and setting out all of the above information. The said written confirmation should be presented together with the test report.

3. With effect from 12 August 2022, a hotel reservation in English or Chinese for three nightsthe day you arrive in Hong Kong (Day 0) should be provided. After three nights of compulsory quarantine (ends on the morning of Day 3), inbound persons are subject to medical surveillance at home or in other self-arranged accommodation for four nights (until the morning of Day 7). Inbound persons are then subject to self-monitoring in the subsequent three days (until Day 10).

During the four-day medical surveillance period, inbound persons can go out after obtaining negative results of RATs daily, but they will be subject to Amber Code restrictions under the Vaccine Pass, which means that they cannot enter high-risk premises involving mask-off or group activities, as well as other premises requiring key protection (please refer to the details here). However, they can conduct daily essential activities of lower risks, such as taking transport, going to work, entering supermarkets and markets, etc.

Daily RATs shall be conducted until Day 10 of arrival at Hong Kong and PCR-based nucleic acid test shall be conducted on Day 0 (at the airport), Day 2 (in the quarantine hotel), Day 4, Day 6 and Day 9 (at a community testing centre, a mobile specimen collection station or self-paid test).

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.

4. All persons entering Hong Kong are also required to complete the Health & Quarantine Information Declaration form provided by the Department of Health online in advance and present the health declaration QR code generated after completion of the declaration at check-in for verification by airlines for boarding.




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Stephanie Pall, Head of Public Relations
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