Covid Update for Hong Kong
Last update: 02/06/2021
Travelers may not enter Hong Kong unless they hold either a Hong Kong SAR passport or Hong Kong “Document of Identity for Visa Purposes”, or are a resident of Hong Kong with either a Permanent Identity Card; an Identity card with the asterisk and either the code “A” or “R”; an Identity card with the code “C” and a visa; an Identity card with the code “U” and prior approval from Hong Kong Immigration; or an Identity card accompanied by a visa with “Permission to remain extended until”. Spouses and children (under 18) of Hong Kong residents with proof of relationship are also permitted to enter, as are passengers with a residence or study visa issued by Hong Kong, holders of a diplomatic, service or official passport traveling on duy, merchant seamen, or deadheading crew. Another exception is made for foreign nationals who have only been in the People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macau) Australia, Taiwan, or New Zealand in the last 14 days. Individuals who have been in the following countries (including transit) for more than 2 hours in the past 21 days are prohibited from entering the HKSAR: Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, or South Africa. Airline crew who have been in these countries within the previous 21 days must quarantine for 21 days. New arrivals may be required to undergo medical screening and isolation for 21 days. Travelers who have been in the following countries within the past 21 days (including in transit) must have a medical certificate in Chinese or English matching the name on their travel document proving they tested negative for COVID-19 in a nucleic acid test taken at most 72 hours before the departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong: Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, Nepal, the Netherlands, Pakistan, the hilippines, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the UK, the USA, or Vietnam. They must also provide a letter in Chinese or English from local authorities to prove that the lab that conducted the test is government-approved, as well as booking confirmation of the accommodation in which they plan to stay in Hong Kong for a minimum of 21 nights. All travelers must have confirmation (in Chinese or English) of a reservation (in Chinese or English) at an approved hotel in Hong Kong for at least 21 nights. Only those who have only been in the following locations in the previous 21 days are exempt: Australia, China (PRC), Macao SAR, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan. Those who have been in Australia, New Zealand, or Singapore must have a hotel reservation for at least 14 nights. Travelers transiting through the HKSAR must have a connecting flight booked on the same ticket, have all boarding passes printed, and all baggage checked through until the final destination. It is not permitted to transit through Hong Kong to mainland China. All arriving passengers and airline crew must submit a completed Health Declaration Form. Arrivals are subject to health screening and 21 days of quarantine. Airline crew must have a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued within 48 hours prior to departure and are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival. From 4 June 2021, passengers who have been in Cambodia, Thailand, or Vietnam in the past 21 days (including in transit) must have a negative nucleic acid test taken no more than 72 hours before the departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong. They must bring the result with their name matching the name on their travel document. In addition, they will need a document to prove that the lab where the test was performed is ISO 15189 accredited or approved by the local government. These documents must be in Chinese or English. You can also check the visa Policy of Hong Kong to find out the requirements you need to meet in order to travel to the country.