COVID-19 travel restrictions: Hong Kong

Travel Restrictions

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This article has been written on the February 4, 2022 and contains accurate information. However, we highly recommend you check the latest travel requirements before you book a trip since covid regulations are constantly updating.

Can I enter Hong Kong?

You can enter Hong Kong. However, please be aware that non-Hong Kong residents can only enter the country if they have stayed in the following countries within 14 days before arriving in Hong Kong:

  • Mainland China
  • Macao
  • Taiwan

Note that all inbound travelers must submit a health declaration form prior to departing.

In addition, be aware that from April 1, 2022, flights to Hong Kong will be resumed from the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • France
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • The Philippines
  • The United Kingdom
  • The United States of America

Can I enter Hong Kong if I am vaccinated?

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Foreign travelers from only a limited number of countries can enter Hong Kong if they are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated if you have received the last dose of vaccine at least 14 days before entering Hong Kong.

As of January 2022, the following vaccines are approved in Hong Kong:

  • AstraZeneca / Oxford (two doses required)
  • Anhui Zhifei Longcom Biopharmaceutical (three doses required)
  • Covaxin (two doses required)
  • Pfizer (two doses required)
  • CanSinoBIO (one dose required)
  • Sputnik V (two doses required)
  • Vero Cell (two doses required)
  • Johnson & Johnson (one dose required)
  • Moderna (two doses required)
  • Covishield (two doses required)
  • Covovax (two doses required)
  • CoronaVac (two doses required)

Travel documents if you are vaccinated

Please note that all the necessary travel documents for foreign arrivals vary depending on their departure country. Thus, the Hong Kong government divides travelers into those arriving from:

  • Mainland China and Macao
  • Taiwan
  • All other countries (for Hong Kong residents only)

Travel documents to enter Hong Kong from Mainland and Macao

  • A certificate proving your vaccination status (must be issued in English or Chinese)
  • A negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours before entering Hong Kong

Travel documents to enter Hong Kong from Taiwan

  • A certificate proving your vaccination status (must be issued in English or Chinese)
  • A negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours before entering Hong Kong
  • Confirmation of room reservation in a DQH (Designed Quarantine Hotel) for seven or 14 days

Travel documents to enter Hong Kong from all other overseas countries

  • A certificate proving your vaccination status (must be issued in English or Chinese) 
  • A negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours before entering Hong Kong
  • Confirmation of room reservation in a DQH (Designed Quarantine Hotel) for seven or 14 days

Please note that only Hong Kong residents and official domestic helpers can enter the city from overseas countries outside China. Foreign travelers are not permitted to enter Hong Kong from these countries.

Can I enter Hong Kong if I am unvaccinated?

Unvaccinated travelers from a very limited number of countries can enter Hong Kong.

Travel documents if you are unvaccinated

Similar to vaccinated travelers, the Hong Kong government divides unvaccinated travelers into those arriving from:

  • Mainland and Macao
  • Taiwan
  • All other countries outside China

Travel documents to enter Hong Kong from Mainland and Macao

  • A negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours before entering Hong Kong

Travel documents to enter Hong Kong from Taiwan

  • A negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours before entering Hong Kong
  • Confirmation of room reservation in a DQH (Designed Quarantine Hotel) for not less than 21 nights

Travel documents to enter Hong Kong from all other overseas countries

Only fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents can enter it traveling from other overseas countries outside China.

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Can I leave Hong Kong?

You can leave Hong Kong. However, there are very tight restrictions on returning to Hong Kong. Please learn the information presented in the “Travel documents to enter Hong Kong” section to see what requirements will be applied to you if returning.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 in paper or electronic format

In addition, please make sure to find out the information about the presence of tests for vaccinated travelers in advance.

Travel documents if you are unvaccinated

Unvaccinated travelers have to present one of the following documents:

  • Documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (stating that the visitor has been infected no older than 180 days before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong currently

Presently, strict COVID-19 preventing measures are being lifted. For example, starting from April 21, 2022, evening dine-in services will be resumed till 22:00.

FAQs

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Is it safe to travel to Hong Kong right now?

Currently, the COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong is safe. 

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Hong Kong?

Presently, mandatory quarantine measures are in place in Hong Kong. Quarantine demands depend on your vaccination status and the country you are traveling from.

Vaccinated travelers from Mainland and Macao have to:

  • Undergo compulsory quarantine for seven days 
  • Undergo a test on day five
  • Self-monitor in the subsequent seven days
  • Undergo a test on day 12

Unvaccinated travelers from Mainland and Macao have to:

  • Undergo compulsory quarantine for 14 days
  • Perform two tests on days five and 12

Vaccinated travelers from Taiwan and other overseas countries have to:

  • Undergo compulsory quarantine for 14 days in a DQH
  • Perform a rapid antigen test daily during the quarantine
  • Perform a PCR test on day five and 12

In addition, vaccinated travelers can complete the quarantine earlier if they:

  • Test negative on days five, six, and seven
  • Self-monitor for the subsequent seven days
  • Undergo compulsory PCR testing on day 12 in a Community Testing Centre (CTC) or mobile specimen collection stations (for free), or at recognised local medical testing institutions (self-paid)

Unvaccinated travelers from Taiwan have to:

  • Undergo compulsory quarantine for 14 days 
  • Perform a rapid antigen test daily during the quarantine
  • Perform a PCR test on days five and 12

How do I get a health pass to travel to Hong Kong?

When traveling to Hong Kong, it will be a great benefit to install the CommonPass application. You can digitize all your COVID-19-related data with it. Otherwise, printed paper documents are also valid

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