Hong Kong is a busy business hub in Asia and thousands of travellers entering the border everyday. But since the Hong Kong government has confirmed cases of coronavirus
(COVID-19) within its borders, special entry control has been enacted to limit travelling in and out Hong Kong. Hence, we recommend travellers to check with the below information before travelling to the city.
Non-Hong Kong residents banned from entering Hong Kong
Travellers arriving Hong Kong from overseas territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entering Hong Kong. Entry by foreign nationals even holding a visa is also suspended.
For non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from Mainland China, Macau or Taiwan, will be denied entering if they have been to any overseas territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions.
For the latest updates, please refer to https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html
Mandatory COVID-19 test and 14 days compulsory quarantine
All travellers entering Hong Kong, including its residents, will have to take a mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival. Travellers are advised to take test from a certified clinic and test reports have to be translated in English and get certified in prior to arrival if it is acquired in foreign languages. Some testing services such as the one provided by NHS from the UK are not recognised by the Hong Kong government, so make sure you have acquired the right service.
Starting from November, residents entering the border will be required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine in a quarantine centre. Other travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport, except for those entering from mainland China, Macau and Taiwan, will need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation in Hong Kong for no less than 14 days, starting on the day of their arrival. Travellers will then be subject to 14 days compulsory quarantine at that hotel.
Travel Bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore
Hong Kong and Singapore has announced to launch an Air Travel Bubble and the policy will allow the 2 places to facilitate quarantine-free travel via designated flights. However, the policy has been ceased as Hong Kong has recorded a soar in local cases and further announcement is to be awaited. Even for travelling under the policy, travellers are required to take an additional COVID-19 test.
For further information, please visit Hong Kong Tourism Commission’s website.
For the latest advice on entry requirements, visit the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.