Entry requirements to Hong Kong
Entry to Hong Kong for persons who have stayed in high-risk specified place(s) in the last 21 days is only possible for Hong Kong residents who have been fully vaccinated and hold a recognised vaccination record. Switzerland has been listed as a high-risk specified place since 20 August 2021. Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic have also been listed as a high-risk specified place with effect from 2 December 2021.
Entry to Hong Kong for persons who have stayed in medium-risk specified place(s) in the last 14 days is possible for all Hong Kong residents as well as non-Hong Kong residents if they are fully vaccinated. Please find details in this Concise Guide.
Specifically, the following documents shall be presented when entering Hong Kong from a high-risk specified place:
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 72 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:
For Austria, a printout of the confirmation of the Austrian Consulate General Hong Kong that all test laboratories on this List is ISO 15189 accredited and/or recognised by the Austrian authorities and a printout of the List.
For Germany, a printout of the confirmation of the German Consulate General Hong Kong that all test laboratories on the list of the “Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle” are certified according to ISO 15189 or recognised by the German authorities; together with an internet printout with the name and address of the test laboratory that performed the test from the homepage of the “Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle”. Alternatively, a test can be performed at CENTOGENE at most German airports. As proof that the tests of CENTOGENE are carried out by an ISO certified laboratory, you can print out the certificate and this letter and present them upon entry into Hong Kong.
For Switzerland, a printout of the confirmation of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong that all test laboratories on the specified lists of the Swissmedic are recognised by the Swiss authorities and a printout of the relevant specified list from the Swissmedic (you can download the lists from here and here).
4. A hotel reservation in English or Chinese for not less than 21 days from the day you arrive in Hong Kong should be provided. After the hotel quarantine, there would be additional “self-monitoring” and further testing requirements. Please refer to the 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.
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