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Hong Kong travel restrictions

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Airlines Updates
Published on 18.05.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Hong Kong Covid bans continue to impact Cathay Pacific.

Published on 12.05.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay cash burn improves as Hong Kong starts easing Covid curbs.

Published on 28.04.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific to operate additional frequencies to India, Australia, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv in May/Jun.

Published on 28.04.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific reveals date for return of Hong Kong-Auckland service, from 04JUN22.

Published on 25.04.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay adds Hong Kong-London flights, from 07JUN22, as city eases Covid rules.

Published on 25.04.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific to restart flights between Hong Kong-India from 04MAY22.

Published on 25.04.2022, :

Latest News: Government will end COVID-19 entry ban on foreign nationals from May; test required for all arrivals at Hong Kong International Airport (SCMP, 22.04.2022).

Published on 22.04.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific to resume scheduled flight services to India from 04MAY22.

Published on 20.04.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific names Rakesh Raicar as regional GM for S Asia, Africa.

Published on 08.04.2022, Qantas, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic:

Qantas, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic delay return to Hong Kong.

Published on 08.04.2022, Virgin Atlantic:

Virgin Atlantic now non't fly to Hong Kong until September.

Published on 29.03.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific plans to reroute its New York-Hong Kong, operating the world’s longest commercial passenger flight.

Published on 24.03.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific plans few frequencies on restored routes.

Published on 18.03.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific not routing flights through Russian airspace.

Published on 15.03.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific is not alone as Covid-19 and Ukraine war push aviation sector into dark, black night.

Published on 10.03.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific is burning cash again as Covid restrictions bite.

Published on 09.03.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific slashes loss to $703 mn from $2.76 bn in 2020

Published on 23.02.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay to fly just once every 14 days when US, UK ban lifts.

Published on 21.02.2022, Greater Bay Airlines:

Hong Kong startup Greater Bay Airlines granted air transport licence.

Published on 18.02.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific pax down 19% in Jan-2022.

Published on 18.02.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific to continue to operate 'highly reduced' pax capacity in Feb/Mar-2022.

Published on 09.02.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific’s Aircrew Will Now Be Electronically Tagged When They Return to Hong Kong.

Published on 09.02.2022, Cathay Pacific:

HSBC upgrades Cathay Pacific to ‘buy’, says China market to be bumpy in 2022, better in 2023.

Published on 09.02.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Will Cathay Pacific Survive With Government Restrictions?

Published on 08.02.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific expected to return to profitability in 2022: HSBC report.

Published on 26.01.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Passenger capacity for Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific forecast to remain at just 2% of pre-pandemic levels

Published on 21.01.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific is offering thousands of dollars in bonuses to pilots just to encourage them to fly into Hong Kong where they're enduring long quarantines.

Published on 19.01.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific offers pilots $3,700 bonuses to keep flying

Published on 18.01.2022, Greater Bay Airlines:

Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Airlines Eyes A321neo or MAX 10 Order

Published on 17.01.2022, Cathay Pacific:

‘Deep trouble’: Cathay Pacific descends further as punitive pandemic worsens.

Published on 14.01.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific to suspend transit travellers from high-risk places from 16JAN22 to 15FEB22

Published on 13.01.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific Airways will ban transit services at Hong Kong International Airport to passengers coming from high-risk countries from 16 January until 15 February

Published on 12.01.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific faces legal action over Hong Kong COVID outbreak

Published on 10.01.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific Airways in Hong Kong to cut more passenger flights after city tightens COVID-19 restrictions.

Published on 06.01.2022, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific Airways in Hong Kong to cut more passenger flights after city tightens COVID-19 restrictions

Published on 31.12.2021, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific announces flight cancellations to and from Hong Kong.

Published on 30.12.2021, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay plans to cancel flights as quarantine rules hit aircrews

Published on 22.12.2021, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific slashes Australia flights in January as stricter pandemic restrictions take their toll.

Published on 15.12.2021, Cathay Pacific:

Poor passenger numbers continue to hamper Cathay Pacific.

Published on 14.12.2021, Cathay Pacific:

Hong Kong bans Cathay Pacific flights from HCMC for 2 weeks after 3 pax test positive.

Published on 14.12.2021, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific's passenger traffic slips again in ‘extremely challenging’ Nov-21.

Published on 03.12.2021, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific cancels a third of scheduled flights on 3 December because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Published on 26.11.2021, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific cancels scores of passenger flights because crew refuse to quarantine.

Published on 25.11.2021, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific slashing passenger flights to Hong Kong over holiday season.

Published on 22.11.2021, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific to temporarily resume three services in DEC21.

Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Hong Kong
Flight Restrictions
Published on 15.12.2021

1. Entry by foreign nationals holding a visa is suspended. - This does not apply to: - foreign nationals with a visa issued after 28 March 2020 with the place of issue outside the
Mainland of China. They must not arrive from Bangladesh, Belgium, France, India, Italy, Philippines, Russian Fed. and United Kingdom; - foreign nationals with a diplomatic,
service, courtesy or C visa; - foreign nationals with a visa issued after 3 November 2020; - passengers with an invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the
2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

2. Entry by foreign nationals with a residence permit is suspended. - This does not apply to: - foreign nationals with a permanent residence permit; - foreign nationals with a
residence permit with the purpose 'work', 'personal matters' or 'reunion'. They must not arrive from Bangladesh, Belgium, France, India, Italy, Philippines, Russian Fed. and United
Kingdom.

3. Passengers with an invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are allowed to enter with a visa.

4. Passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are allowed to enter without a visa.

5. Passengers with an invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games must have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark
(for Chinese nationals) or 'HDC' mark (for foreign nationals). The QR codes are valid for 72 hours after issuance, and they must be marked with 'Beijing Organising Committee for
the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games'. The QR code is considered valid at both origin airport and transit airport as long as it is within the validity at the time of
boarding the plane to Beijing.

6. Passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games must have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark
(for Chinese nationals) or 'HDC' mark (for foreign nationals). The QR codes are valid for 72 hours after issuance, and they must be marked with 'Beijing Organising Committee for
the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games'. The QR code is considered valid at both origin airport and transit airport as long as it is within the validity at the time of
boarding the plane to Beijing.

7. Entry by foreign nationals with an APEC Business Travel Card is suspended.

8. Port visas, 24/72/144-hour visa-free transit policy, Hainan 30-day visa-free policy, 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign cruise-group-tour through Shanghai Port,
Guangdong 144-hour visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups from Hong Kong or Macao SAR, and Guangxi 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups of ASEAN
countries are suspended.

9. Foreign nationals coming to the mainland of China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for
visas at Chinese embassies or consulates.

10. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days at the first point of entry.

11. Airline crew of foreign airlines: - are not required to undergo nucleic acid test if they have a short stay after landing then depart immediately, and do not leave apron
during the transition; OR - shall receive nucleic acid test in the first port of entry if they need to enter the country to rest or continue to operate domestic routes. The test
results will be confirmed by the local government in accordance with the requirements of epidemic prevention management. Only if the test results are negative, crews can continue
the operations; OR - are allowed to return to their home country for isolation treatment when agreed by the local joint control mechanism, if they are symptomatic, in close contact
with infected persons or tested positive. Airlines and crews shall make all commitments to bear their responsibilities and also carry out strict protections.

12. Passengers must complete an "Exit/Entry Health Declaration Form" and present a QR code before departure. The form can be obtained at http://health.customsapp.com/ .

13. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) must have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark. The code can be obtained from the WeChat App 'Fang Yi Jian Kang Ma Guo Ji Ban' by uploading a
negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result issued at most 2 days before departure. A
positive IgM antibody test result could be accepted with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. More details can be found at the website of the respective Chinese embassy. Passengers
not arriving directly in China (People's Rep.) must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new green QR code with an 'HS' mark in each transit country. - This does
not apply to: - nationals of China (People's Rep.) arriving from Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR, China, Macao SAR, China, United Arab Emirates or USA; - passengers with an
invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games; - passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing
Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

14. Passengers must have a green QR code with an 'HDC' mark. The code can be obtained at https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/ with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test
result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result issued at most 2 days before departure. A positive IgM antibody test result could be accepted
with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. More details can be found at the website of the respective Chinese embassy. Passengers not arriving directly in China (People's Rep.) must
repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new green QR code with an 'HDC' mark in each transit country. - This does not apply to: - nationals of China (People's
Rep.); - passengers arriving from Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR, China, Macao SAR, China, United Arab Emirates or USA; - passengers with an invitation letter issued by the Beijing
Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games; - passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and
Paralympic Winter Games.

15. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) arriving directly from the USA must have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark. The code can be obtained from the WeChat App 'Fang Yi Jian Kang
Ma Guo Ji Ban' by uploading a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result issued at most
2 days before departure. A positive IgM antibody test result could be accepted with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. More details can be found at the website of the respective
Chinese embassy. Passengers not arriving directly in China (People's Rep.) must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new green QR code with an 'HS' mark in each
transit country. Details can be found at http://us.china-embassy.org/eng/notices/t1841416.htm . - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 3 years; - passengers with an
invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games; - passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing
Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

16. Passengers arriving directly from the USA must have a green QR code with an 'HDC' mark. The code can be obtained at https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/ with a negative Coronavirus
(COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result issued at most 2 days before departure. A positive IgM antibody
test result could be accepted with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. More details can be found at the website of the respective Chinese embassy. Passengers not arriving directly
in China (People's Rep.) must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new green QR code with an 'HDC' mark in each transit country. Details can be found at
http://us.china-embassy.org/eng/notices/t1841416.htm . - This does not apply to: - nationals of China (People's Rep.); - passengers younger than 3 years; - passengers with an
invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games; - passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing
Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

17. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) arriving directly from Canada must have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark. The code can be obtained from the WeChat App 'Fang Yi Jian Kang
Ma Guo Ji Ban' by uploading a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result issued at most
2 days before departure. A positive IgM antibody test result could be accepted with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. More details can be found at the website of the respective
Chinese embassy. Passengers not arriving directly in China (People's Rep.) must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new green QR code with an 'HS' mark in each
transit country. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 3 years; - passengers with an invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic
and Paralympic Winter Games; - passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

18. Passengers arriving directly from Canada must have a green QR code with an 'HDC' mark. The code can be obtained at https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/ with a negative Coronavirus
(COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result issued at most 2 days before departure. A positive IgM antibody
test result could be accepted with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. More details can be found at the website of the respective Chinese embassy. Passengers not arriving directly
in China (People's Rep.) must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new green QR code with an 'HDC' mark in each transit country. - This does not apply to: -
nationals of China (People's Rep.); - passengers younger than 3 years; - passengers with an invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and
Paralympic Winter Games; - passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

19. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) arriving directly from United Arab Emirates must have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark. The code can be obtained from the WeChat App 'Fang
Yi Jian Kang Ma Guo Ji Ban' by uploading: - a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued 14 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result
issued 14 days before departure; and - a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result
issued at most 2 days before departure. Details can be found at http://ae.chineseembassy.org/eng/lsyw/t1872245.htm . - This does not apply to: - passengers with an invitation
letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games; - passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising
Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

20. Passengers arriving directly from United Arab Emirates must have a green QR code with an 'HDC' mark. The code can be obtained at https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/ with: - a
negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued 14 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result issued 14 days before departure; and - a negative
Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result issued at most 2 days before departure. Details can
be found at http://ae.chineseembassy.org/eng/lsyw/t1872245.htm . - This does not apply to: - nationals of China (People's Rep.); - passengers with an invitation letter issued by
the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games; - passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022
Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

21. Passengers arriving from Chinese Taipei must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 3 days before departure.

22. Passengers entering Beijing (PEK) from Hong Kong SAR, China must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before
departure.

23. Passengers arriving from Macao SAR, China must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before departure.

24. The Olympic Identity and Accreditation Card (OIAC) and the Paralympic Identity and Accreditation Card (PIAC): - are valid from 4 January 2022 until 13 April 2022; and - are
valid for multiple entries; and - must be accompanied with a passport valid until at least 13 May 2022.

Published on 17.11.2021

1. Entry by foreign nationals holding a visa is suspended. - This does not apply to: - foreign nationals with a visa issued after 28 March 2020 with the place of issue outside the
Mainland of China. They must not arrive from Bangladesh, Belgium, France, India, Italy, Philippines, Russian Fed. and United Kingdom; - foreign nationals with a diplomatic,
service, courtesy or C visa; - foreign nationals with a visa issued after 3 November 2020; - passengers with an invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the
2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

2. Entry by foreign nationals with a residence permit is suspended. - This does not apply to: - foreign nationals with a permanent residence permit; - foreign nationals with a
residence permit with the purpose 'work', 'personal matters' or 'reunion'. They must not arrive from Bangladesh, Belgium, France, India, Italy, Philippines, Russian Fed. and United
Kingdom.

3. Passengers with an invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are allowed to enter with a visa.

4. Passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are allowed to enter without a visa.

5. Passengers with an invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games must have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark
(for Chinese nationals) or 'HDC' mark (for foreign nationals). The QR codes are valid for 72 hours after issuance, and they must be marked with 'Beijing Organising Committee for
the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games'. The QR code is considered valid at both origin airport and transit airport as long as it is within the validity at the time of
boarding the plane to Beijing.

6. Passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games must have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark
(for Chinese nationals) or 'HDC' mark (for foreign nationals). The QR codes are valid for 72 hours after issuance, and they must be marked with 'Beijing Organising Committee for
the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games'. The QR code is considered valid at both origin airport and transit airport as long as it is within the validity at the time of
boarding the plane to Beijing.

7. Entry by foreign nationals with an APEC Business Travel Card is suspended.

8. Port visas, 24/72/144-hour visa-free transit policy, Hainan 30-day visa-free policy, 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign cruise-group-tour through Shanghai Port,
Guangdong 144-hour visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups from Hong Kong or Macao SAR, and Guangxi 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups of ASEAN
countries are suspended.

9. Foreign nationals coming to the mainland of China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for
visas at Chinese embassies or consulates.

10. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days at the first point of entry.

11. Airline crew of foreign airlines: - are not required to undergo nucleic acid test if they have a short stay after landing then depart immediately, and do not leave apron
during the transition; OR - shall receive nucleic acid test in the first port of entry if they need to enter the country to rest or continue to operate domestic routes. The test
results will be confirmed by the local government in accordance with the requirements of epidemic prevention management. Only if the test results are negative, crews can continue
the operations; OR - are allowed to return to their home country for isolation treatment when agreed by the local joint control mechanism, if they are symptomatic, in close contact
with infected persons or tested positive. Airlines and crews shall make all commitments to bear their responsibilities and also carry out strict protections.

12. Passengers must complete an "Exit/Entry Health Declaration Form" and present a QR code before departure. The form can be obtained at http://health.customsapp.com/ .

13. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) must have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark. The code can be obtained from the WeChat App 'Fang Yi Jian Kang Ma Guo Ji Ban' by uploading a
negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result issued at most 2 days before departure. A
positive IgM antibody test result could be accepted with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. More details can be found at the website of the respective Chinese embassy. Passengers
not arriving directly in China (People's Rep.) must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new green QR code with an 'HS' mark in each transit country. - This does
not apply to: - nationals of China (People's Rep.) arriving from Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR, China, Macao SAR, China, United Arab Emirates or USA; - passengers with an
invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games; - passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing
Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

14. Passengers must have a green QR code with an 'HDC' mark. The code can be obtained at https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/ with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test
result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result issued at most 2 days before departure. A positive IgM antibody test result could be accepted
with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. More details can be found at the website of the respective Chinese embassy. Passengers not arriving directly in China (People's Rep.) must
repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new green QR code with an 'HDC' mark in each transit country. - This does not apply to: - nationals of China (People's
Rep.); - passengers arriving from Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR, China, Macao SAR, China, United Arab Emirates or USA; - passengers with an invitation letter issued by the Beijing
Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games; - passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and
Paralympic Winter Games.

15. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) arriving directly from the USA must have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark. The code can be obtained from the WeChat App 'Fang Yi Jian Kang
Ma Guo Ji Ban' by uploading a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result issued at most
2 days before departure. A positive IgM antibody test result could be accepted with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. More details can be found at the website of the respective
Chinese embassy. Passengers not arriving directly in China (People's Rep.) must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new green QR code with an 'HS' mark in each
transit country. Details can be found at http://us.china-embassy.org/eng/notices/t1841416.htm . - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 3 years; - passengers with an
invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games; - passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing
Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

16. Passengers arriving directly from the USA must have a green QR code with an 'HDC' mark. The code can be obtained at https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/ with a negative Coronavirus
(COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result issued at most 2 days before departure. A positive IgM antibody
test result could be accepted with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. More details can be found at the website of the respective Chinese embassy. Passengers not arriving directly
in China (People's Rep.) must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new green QR code with an 'HDC' mark in each transit country. Details can be found at
http://us.china-embassy.org/eng/notices/t1841416.htm . - This does not apply to: - nationals of China (People's Rep.); - passengers younger than 3 years; - passengers with an
invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games; - passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing
Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

17. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) arriving directly from Canada must have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark. The code can be obtained from the WeChat App 'Fang Yi Jian Kang
Ma Guo Ji Ban' by uploading a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result issued at most
2 days before departure. A positive IgM antibody test result could be accepted with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. More details can be found at the website of the respective
Chinese embassy. Passengers not arriving directly in China (People's Rep.) must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new green QR code with an 'HS' mark in each
transit country. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 3 years; - passengers with an invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic
and Paralympic Winter Games; - passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

18. Passengers arriving directly from Canada must have a green QR code with an 'HDC' mark. The code can be obtained at https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/ with a negative Coronavirus
(COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result issued at most 2 days before departure. A positive IgM antibody
test result could be accepted with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. More details can be found at the website of the respective Chinese embassy. Passengers not arriving directly
in China (People's Rep.) must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new green QR code with an 'HDC' mark in each transit country. - This does not apply to: -
nationals of China (People's Rep.); - passengers younger than 3 years; - passengers with an invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and
Paralympic Winter Games; - passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

19. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) arriving directly from United Arab Emirates must have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark. The code can be obtained from the WeChat App 'Fang
Yi Jian Kang Ma Guo Ji Ban' by uploading: - a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued 14 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result
issued 14 days before departure; and - a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result
issued at most 2 days before departure. Details can be found at http://ae.chineseembassy.org/eng/lsyw/t1872245.htm . - This does not apply to: - passengers with an invitation
letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games; - passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising
Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

20. Passengers arriving directly from United Arab Emirates must have a green QR code with an 'HDC' mark. The code can be obtained at https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/ with: - a
negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued 14 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result issued 14 days before departure; and - a negative
Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result issued at most 2 days before departure. Details can
be found at http://ae.chineseembassy.org/eng/lsyw/t1872245.htm . - This does not apply to: - nationals of China (People's Rep.); - passengers with an invitation letter issued by
the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games; - passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022
Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

21. Passengers arriving from Chinese Taipei must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 3 days before departure.

22. Passengers entering Beijing (PEK) from Hong Kong SAR, China must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before
departure.

23. Passengers arriving from Macao SAR, China must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before departure.

Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site or self-isolation at home.

If you test positive, the Hong Kong authorities will arrange for admission to a public hospital or isolation facility. If you are deemed to be a contact of a positive case, you may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for a minimum of 7 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 7-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
You may be separated from your child if one of you tests positive for coronavirus. If this happens to you, you can call +(852) 2901 3000 for 24/7 urgent consular assistance.
*Quarantine requirements: Quarantine following travel is spent at a designated hotel. If you test positive for COVID-19 whilst in Hong Kong, you may be placed in a government isolation facility for a minimum of 7 days. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in contact with a positive case, may also be placed in a government quarantine centre. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website. For quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
• you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location/room for 7 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
• if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
• items that can be taken in to government quarantine centres are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning and you may need to share a room
Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities (if you are in a designated hotel). You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.
*If you’re not fully vaccinated: If you are not fully vaccinated and have visited places outside mainland China, Macao or Taiwan within the past 14 days, you will be denied entry into Hong Kong. If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to medical reasons, you may still be permitted entry to Hong Kong, but will be required to undergo 14 days quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel. You will be required to show proof of the relevant medical reason certified by a medical practitioner before boarding a flight to Hong Kong. Children under the age of 12 who are not vaccinated will be allowed to enter with a vaccinated accompanying adult.
*If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year: If you have previously infected with Covid-19 and have received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, you will be considered fully vaccinated.

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COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to undergo a PCR test for coronavirus. Travellers will be required to remain at the airport whilst awaiting test results which can take a number of hours. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
*Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macao must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their departure.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2022-05-15
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 16453534
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 27256
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 217.85
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 3609

Vaccinated Hong Kong residents who have visited the UK within the past 14 days are permitted to enter Hong Kong. From 1 May, this will be expanded to include vaccinated non-Hong Kong residents. You should visit the Hong Kong SAR Government website for further details.
*Proof of vaccination status: From 1 April, fully vaccinated travellers who have visited the UK or other overseas destinations within the past 14 days will be permitted to enter Hong Kong.
For travellers arriving from other countries, Hong Kong will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your last vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status. Children under the age of 12 who are not vaccinated will be allowed to enter with a fully vaccinated accompanying adult.

Travellers arriving to Hong Kong will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 48 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of tests such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted and do not fulfil the relevant boarding requirement. You will need a separate certificate confirming that the testing laboratory meets the required standards.

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Full Restrictions

  • Hong Kong Latest News: Government will end COVID-19 entry ban on foreign nationals from May; test required for all arrivals at Hong Kong International Airport (SCMP, 22.04.2022).

    International Restrictions:

    *All travellers: For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website.
    Vaccinated Hong Kong residents who have visited the UK within the past 14 days are permitted to enter Hong Kong. From 1 May, this will be expanded to include vaccinated non-Hong Kong residents. You should visit the Hong Kong SAR Government website for further details. Travellers from all places other than mainland China, Macao and Taiwan will need to undergo 7 days quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel. On arrival, travellers will need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation at their designated quarantine hotel. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    You should check the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required and check the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of designated hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the airport to your hotel. Flights may be suspended at short notice if previous flights on the route carry a certain number of people who test positive for COVID-19. Ensure you understand the cancellation policies on all your bookings, keep in close contact with your airline and be prepared to change your plans.
    *Testing on arrival: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to undergo a PCR test for coronavirus. Travellers will be required to remain at the airport whilst awaiting test results which can take a number of hours. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    If you test positive, the Hong Kong authorities will arrange for admission to a public hospital or isolation facility. If you are deemed to be a contact of a positive case, you may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for a minimum of 7 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 7-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    You may be separated from your child if one of you tests positive for coronavirus. If this happens to you, you can call +(852) 2901 3000 for 24/7 urgent consular assistance.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine following travel is spent at a designated hotel. If you test positive for COVID-19 whilst in Hong Kong, you may be placed in a government isolation facility for a minimum of 7 days. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in contact with a positive case, may also be placed in a government quarantine centre. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website. For quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location/room for 7 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine centres are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning and you may need to share a room
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities (if you are in a designated hotel). You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.
    *Proof of vaccination status: From 1 April, fully vaccinated travellers who have visited the UK or other overseas destinations within the past 14 days will be permitted to enter Hong Kong.
    For travellers arriving from other countries, Hong Kong will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your last vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status. Children under the age of 12 who are not vaccinated will be allowed to enter with a fully vaccinated accompanying adult.

    Travellers arriving to Hong Kong will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 48 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of tests such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted and do not fulfil the relevant boarding requirement. You will need a separate certificate confirming that the testing laboratory meets the required standards.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macao must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 7 – 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration.
    Hong Kong residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Return2hk scheme, which enables quarantine free travel from mainland China to Hong Kong. Non-residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Come2hk scheme, which offers similar exemptions to entry requirements. You can find further information on the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.
    *If you’re not fully vaccinated: If you are not fully vaccinated and have visited places outside mainland China, Macao or Taiwan within the past 14 days, you will be denied entry into Hong Kong. If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to medical reasons, you may still be permitted entry to Hong Kong, but will be required to undergo 14 days quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel. You will be required to show proof of the relevant medical reason certified by a medical practitioner before boarding a flight to Hong Kong. Children under the age of 12 who are not vaccinated will be allowed to enter with a vaccinated accompanying adult.
    *If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year: If you have previously infected with Covid-19 and have received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, you will be considered fully vaccinated.
    *Children and young people: Proof of a single dose of the BioNTech vaccination will be accepted for 12-17 year-old Hong Kong residents entering Hong Kong and for non-Hong Kong residents from 1 May. Unvaccinated minors under the age of 12 will also be permitted entry to Hong Kong if they are travelling with fully vaccinated adults who meet the requirements. They will be subject to the same quarantine and testing requirements as the adults accompanying them.
    Children 12-17 years of age who meet the vaccination requirements and are travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 7 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    *If you’re transiting through Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 1 April. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed.
    Transit passengers travelling through Hong Kong International Airport from anywhere other than mainland China, must provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 48 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong SAR Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of test such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted. . You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    There is a risk when transiting that you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or a government quarantine facility. All passengers transiting Hong Kong Inter-national Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Exemptions: Details for exemptions can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine.
    Following the detection of the Omicron Covid-19 variant in Hong Kong, restrictions have been placed on the operations of restaurants, bars, schools, museums and a number of other public places. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website
    Use of the Hong Kong SAR Government’s LeaveHomeSafe contact tracing application is mandatory for those visiting Government premises and a number of entertainment venues, including cinemas, restaurants and theme parks. Further details can be found on the LeaveHomeSafe website.
    Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is now required to enter a range of venues, including restaurants, gyms, swimming pools and hotels. Those who are under 12, or deemed medically unfit for vaccination, are exempt from these requirements. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website including how to prove vaccination status if you have been vaccinated outside of Hong Kong.
    It is possible that you may be mandatorily tested and/or placed in a government quarantine centre, if you are identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
    Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 2 people (members of the same household are exempt). The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport and when exercising. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    25.04.2022
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong will remove the entry ban of non-residents from May 1, 2022, which has been in place since March 2020.
    The development came as Hong Kong was set to relax the threshold for suspending incoming flights carrying people infected with Covid-19 in early May. The existing three-person threshold would be raised to five.

    “Raising the threshold for suspending inbound flights that bring in passengers found to be infected with coronavirus would reduce the likelihood of suspension,” a source said. “The government considers the risks brought by the relaxation of restrictions on incoming travellers since the beginning of the month as still manageable.”

    The length of time flight routes are banned will be cut from the current seven days to five, according to the source.

    Visitors must also do both RAT and PCR-RT tests at the airport upon arrival. They can leave to the quarantine hotel to wait for their PCR-RT results after a negative result from the rapid antigen test is confirmed.

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    22.04.2022
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Hong Kong’s government to lift ban on flights from nine countries from 1 April, reduce hotel quarantine for some travelers, gradually ease current COVID-19 restrictions from 21 April (Intelliguide, 21.03.2022). Public transport services reduced because of staff shortages as COVID-19 infections surge (Reuters, 03.3.2022)

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry to Hong Kong: Travellers who have visited the UK (or 7 other designated countries) within the past 21 days are not currently permitted to enter Hong Kong or transit through Hong Kong International Airport. From 5 February, this period will be shortened to 14 days. You should visit the Hong Kong SAR Government website for further details.
    From 5 February, travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport from all places other than mainland China, Macao and Taiwan will need to undergo 14 days quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel. On arrival, travellers will need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation at their designated quarantine hotel. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    Most travellers arriving from abroad must be fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents. Proof of a single dose of the BioNTech vaccination will be accepted for 12-17 year-old Hong Kong residents travelling from abroad, or those unable to receive a second vaccination for health reasons. Accompanied unvaccinated minors under the age of 12 who are Hong Kong residents or children of Hong Kong residents are also allowed to enter Hong Kong.
    Travellers arriving to Hong Kong will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 48 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of tests such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted and do not fulfil the relevant boarding requirement. You will need a separate certificate confirming that the testing laboratory meets the required standards.
    You should check the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    for important details about the documents required and check the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of designated hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the airport to your hotel.
    *At the airport: All passengers, whether departing, arriving or transferring/transiting need to wear facemasks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Hong Kong will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your last vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to undergo a PCR test for coronavirus. Travellers will be required to remain at the airport whilst awaiting test results which can take a number of hours. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    If you test positive, the Hong Kong authorities will arrange for admission to a public hospital where will remain in isolation for at least 10 days. If you are deemed to be a contact of a positive case, you will be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 14 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel, or the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre in some cases. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    You may be separated from your child if one of you tests positive for coronavirus. If this happens to you, you can call +(852) 2901 3000 for 24/7 urgent consular assistance.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine following travel is mostly spent at either the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre, or a designated hotel.
    Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in contact with a positive case, will be placed in a government quarantine centre.
    Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 14 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    For quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location/room for 14 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport are currently suspended for anyone who has visited a ‘High-risk’ country within the past 14 days. A list of ‘High-risk’ countries can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website.
    Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    Transit passengers travelling through Hong Kong International Airport from anywhere other than mainland China, must provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 48 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong SAR Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of test such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted.
    There is a risk when transiting that you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 14 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macao must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 7 – 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration.
    Hong Kong residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Return2hk scheme, which enables quarantine free travel from mainland China to Hong Kong. Non-residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Come2hk scheme, which offers similar exemptions to entry requirements. You can find further information on the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.
    During your quarantine period, the location of your mobile phone will be tracked, and you will be contacted if you leave the place where you are quarantining.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine.
    Following the detection of the Omicron Covid-19 variant in Hong Kong, restrictions have been placed on the operations of restaurants, bars, schools, museums and a number of other public places. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website
    Use of the Hong Kong SAR Government’s LeaveHomeSafe contact tracing application is mandatory for those visiting Government premises and a number of entertainment venues, including cinemas, restaurants and theme parks. Further details can be found on the LeaveHomeSafe website.
    Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is now required to enter a range of venues, including restaurants, gyms, swimming pools and hotels. Those who are under 12, or deemed medically unfit for vaccination, are exempt from these requirements. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website including how to prove vaccination status if you have been vaccinated outside of Hong Kong.
    It is possible that you may be mandatorily tested and/or placed in a government quarantine centre, if you are identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
    Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 2 people (members of the same household are exempt). The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport and when exercising. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    31.03.2022
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Hong Kong’s government extends ban on inbound flights from eight countries until 4 March, adds flights from Nepal to ban list because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 11.02.2022).

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry to Hong Kong: Travellers who have visited the UK (or 7 other designated countries) within the past 21 days are not currently permitted to enter Hong Kong or transit through Hong Kong International Airport. From 5 February, this period will be shortened to 14 days. You should visit the Hong Kong SAR Government website for further details.
    From 5 February, travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport from all places other than mainland China, Macao and Taiwan will need to undergo 14 days quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel. On arrival, travellers will need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation at their designated quarantine hotel. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    Most travellers arriving from abroad must be fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents. Proof of a single dose of the BioNTech vaccination will be accepted for 12-17 year-old Hong Kong residents travelling from abroad, or those unable to receive a second vaccination for health reasons. Accompanied unvaccinated minors under the age of 12 who are Hong Kong residents or children of Hong Kong residents are also allowed to enter Hong Kong.
    Travellers arriving to Hong Kong will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 48 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of tests such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted and do not fulfil the relevant boarding requirement. You will need a separate certificate confirming that the testing laboratory meets the required standards.
    You should check the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    for important details about the documents required and check the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of designated hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the airport to your hotel.
    *At the airport: All passengers, whether departing, arriving or transferring/transiting need to wear facemasks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Hong Kong will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your last vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to undergo a PCR test for coronavirus. Travellers will be required to remain at the airport whilst awaiting test results which can take a number of hours. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    If you test positive, the Hong Kong authorities will arrange for admission to a public hospital where will remain in isolation for at least 10 days. If you are deemed to be a contact of a positive case, you will be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 14 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel, or the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre in some cases. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    You may be separated from your child if one of you tests positive for coronavirus. If this happens to you, you can call +(852) 2901 3000 for 24/7 urgent consular assistance.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine following travel is mostly spent at either the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre, or a designated hotel.
    Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in contact with a positive case, will be placed in a government quarantine centre.
    Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 14 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    For quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location/room for 14 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport are currently suspended for anyone who has visited a ‘High-risk’ country within the past 14 days. A list of ‘High-risk’ countries can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website.
    Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    Transit passengers travelling through Hong Kong International Airport from anywhere other than mainland China, must provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 48 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong SAR Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of test such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted.
    There is a risk when transiting that you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 14 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macao must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 7 – 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration.
    Hong Kong residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Return2hk scheme, which enables quarantine free travel from mainland China to Hong Kong. Non-residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Come2hk scheme, which offers similar exemptions to entry requirements. You can find further information on the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.
    During your quarantine period, the location of your mobile phone will be tracked, and you will be contacted if you leave the place where you are quarantining.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine.
    Following the detection of the Omicron Covid-19 variant in Hong Kong, restrictions have been placed on the operations of restaurants, bars, schools, museums and a number of other public places. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website
    Use of the Hong Kong SAR Government’s LeaveHomeSafe contact tracing application is mandatory for those visiting Government premises and a number of entertainment venues, including cinemas, restaurants and theme parks.Further details can be found on the [LeaveHomeSafe website] https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/.
    From 24 February, proof of vaccination against COVID-19 will be required to enter a range of venues, including restaurants, gyms, swimming pools and hotels. Those who are under 12, or deemed medically unfit for vaccination, will be exempt from these requirements. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website
    It is possible that you may be mandatorily tested and/or placed in a government quarantine centre, if you are identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
    The Hong Kong Government has announced that from mid-March all residents will be subject to a compulsory universal testing programme for COVID-19. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website .
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 2 people (members of the same household are exempt).
    The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    24.02.2022
  • Hong Kong Important information for passengers in transit at Hong Kong International Airport
    In response to the rising number of Omicron cases in Hong Kong and around the world, the Hong Kong Airport Authority has announced continued restrictions on the use of Hong Kong International Airport as a transit point.

    From midnight on 16 February until 11.59pm on 15 March 2022, transfer and transit services at Hong Kong International Airport will continue to be limited to passengers coming from non high riskOpen a new window places.

    Passengers on Cathay Pacific flights arriving from cities in the Chinese Mainland and Taiwan region may continue to connect to onward flights.
    Passengers starting their journey with Cathay Pacific from any other destination will not be able to use Hong Kong as a transit point during this period.
    We are contacting affected passengers via email with a range of options – including rebooking to a future date, obtaining a Cathay Credit or requesting a full refund.

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    13.02.2022
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong on Friday extended the flight from eight countries through March 4, 2022, and also added Nepal to the list.

    Reuters:
    Hong Kong’s stubborn pursuit of zero COVID infections has stretched hospital and quarantine facilities nearly to their limit in the global financial hub, raising the near-term prospect of changes to admissions and isolation policies.

    Despite only a handful of COVID-19 patients being in critical condition, some hospitals are already full, mostly with people suffering little more than a sore throat. Asymptomatic patients and close contacts take up beds in quarantine.

    Medical experts are also worried about an expected surge of infections that could dramatically increase severe infections, especially among the largely-unvaccinated elderly.

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    12.02.2022
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Hong Kong’s government extends ban on inbound flights from eight countries until 4 March, adds flights from Nepal to ban list because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 11.02.2022).

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry to Hong Kong: Travellers who have visited the UK (or 7 other designated countries) within the past 21 days are not currently permitted to enter Hong Kong or transit through Hong Kong International Airport. From 5 February, this period will be shortened to 14 days. You should visit the Hong Kong SAR Government website for further details.
    From 5 February, travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport from all places other than mainland China, Macao and Taiwan will need to undergo 14 days quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel. On arrival, travellers will need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation at their designated quarantine hotel. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    Most travellers arriving from abroad must be fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents. Proof of a single dose of the BioNTech vaccination will be accepted for 12-17 year-old Hong Kong residents travelling from abroad, or those unable to receive a second vaccination for health reasons. Accompanied unvaccinated minors under the age of 12 who are Hong Kong residents or children of Hong Kong residents are also allowed to enter Hong Kong.
    Travellers arriving to Hong Kong will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 48 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of tests such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted and do not fulfil the relevant boarding requirement. You will need a separate certificate confirming that the testing laboratory meets the required standards.
    You should check the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    for important details about the documents required and check the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of designated hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the airport to your hotel.
    *At the airport: All passengers, whether departing, arriving or transferring/transiting need to wear facemasks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Hong Kong will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your last vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to undergo a PCR test for coronavirus. Travellers will be required to remain at the airport whilst awaiting test results which can take a number of hours. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    If you test positive, the Hong Kong authorities will arrange for admission to a public hospital where will remain in isolation for at least 10 days. If you are deemed to be a contact of a positive case, you will be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 14 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel, or the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre in some cases. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    You may be separated from your child if one of you tests positive for coronavirus. If this happens to you, you can call +(852) 2901 3000 for 24/7 urgent consular assistance.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine following travel is mostly spent at either the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre, or a designated hotel.
    Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in contact with a positive case, will be placed in a government quarantine centre.
    Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 14 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    For quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location/room for 14 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport are currently suspended for anyone who has visited a ‘High-risk’ country within the past 14 days. A list of ‘High-risk’ countries can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website.
    Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    Transit passengers travelling through Hong Kong International Airport from anywhere other than mainland China, must provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 48 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong SAR Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of test such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted.
    There is a risk when transiting that you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 14 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macao must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 7 – 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration.
    Hong Kong residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Return2hk scheme, which enables quarantine free travel from mainland China to Hong Kong. Non-residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Come2hk scheme, which offers similar exemptions to entry requirements. You can find further information on the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.
    During your quarantine period, the location of your mobile phone will be tracked, and you will be contacted if you leave the place where you are quarantining.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine. Following the detection of the Omicron Covid-19 variant in Hong Kong, restrictions have been placed on the operations of restaurants, bars, schools, museums and a number of other public places. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website.
    Use of the Hong Kong SAR Government’s LeaveHomeSafe contact tracing application is mandatory for those visiting Government premises and a number of entertainment venues, including cinemas, restaurants and theme parks.. Further details can be found on the [LeaveHomeSafe website](https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/.
    From 24 February, proof of vaccination against COVID-19 will be required to enter a range of venues, including restaurants, gyms, swimming pools and hotels. Those who are under 12, or deemed medically unfit for vaccination, will be exempt from these requirements. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website.
    It is possible that you may be mandatorily tested and/or placed in a government quarantine centre, if you are identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong when identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 case:
    • you are not permitted to leave your designated quarantine location/room for up to 14 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are sent to a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 (£20) per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 2 people (members of the same household are exempt). The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD. For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.

    Read more
    11.02.2022
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Quarantine requirement for arriving travelers reduced from 21 to 14 days from 5 February; citywide COVID-19 restrictions extended until 17 February (Reuters, 27.01.2022).

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry to Hong Kong: Travellers who have visited the UK (or 7 other designated countries) within the past 21 days are not currently permitted to enter Hong Kong or transit through Hong Kong International Airport. From 5 February, this period will be shortened to 14 days. You should visit the Hong Kong SAR Government website for further details.
    From 5 February, travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport from all places other than mainland China, Macao and Taiwan will need to undergo 14 days quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel. On arrival, travellers will need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation at their designated quarantine hotel. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    Most travellers arriving from abroad must be fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents. Proof of a single dose of the BioNTech vaccination will be accepted for 12-17 year-old Hong Kong residents travelling from abroad, or those unable to receive a second vaccination for health reasons. Accompanied unvaccinated minors under the age of 12 who are Hong Kong residents or children of Hong Kong residents are also allowed to enter Hong Kong.
    Travellers arriving to Hong Kong will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 48 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of tests such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted and do not fulfil the relevant boarding requirement. You will need a separate certificate confirming that the testing laboratory meets the required standards.
    You should check the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    for important details about the documents required and check the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of designated hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the airport to your hotel.
    *At the airport: All passengers, whether departing, arriving or transferring/transiting need to wear facemasks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Hong Kong will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your last vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to undergo a PCR test for coronavirus. Travellers will be required to remain at the airport whilst awaiting test results which can take a number of hours. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    If you test positive, the Hong Kong authorities will arrange for admission to a public hospital where will remain in isolation for at least 10 days. If you are deemed to be a contact of a positive case, you will be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 14 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel, or the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre in some cases. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    You may be separated from your child if one of you tests positive for coronavirus. If this happens to you, you can call +(852) 2901 3000 for 24/7 urgent consular assistance.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine following travel is mostly spent at either the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre, or a designated hotel.
    Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in contact with a positive case, will be placed in a government quarantine centre.
    Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 14 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    For quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location/room for 14 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport are currently suspended for anyone who has visited a ‘High-risk’ country within the past 14 days. A list of ‘High-risk’ countries can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website.
    Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    Transit passengers travelling through Hong Kong International Airport from anywhere other than mainland China, must provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 48 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong SAR Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of test such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted.
    There is a risk when transiting that you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 14 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macao must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 7 – 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration.
    Hong Kong residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Return2hk scheme, which enables quarantine free travel from mainland China to Hong Kong. Non-residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Come2hk scheme, which offers similar exemptions to entry requirements. You can find further information on the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.
    During your quarantine period, the location of your mobile phone will be tracked, and you will be contacted if you leave the place where you are quarantining.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine. Following the detection of the Omicron Covid-19 variant in Hong Kong, restrictions have been placed on the operations of restaurants, bars, schools, museums and a number of other public places. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website.
    Use of the Hong Kong SAR Government’s LeaveHomeSafe contact tracing application is mandatory for those visiting Government premises and a number of entertainment venues, including cinemas, restaurants and theme parks.. Further details can be found on the LeaveHomeSafe website.
    From 24 February, proof of vaccination against Covid-19 will be required to enter a range of venues, including restaurants, gyms, swimming pools and hotels. Those who are under 18, or deemed medically unfit for vaccination, will be exempt from these requirements. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website
    It is possible that you may be mandatorily tested and/or placed in a government quarantine centre, if you are identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong when identified as a close contact of a Covid-19 case:
    • you are not permitted to leave your designated quarantine location/room for up to 14 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are sent to a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 4 people (members of the same household are exempt). The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD. For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.

    Read more
    28.01.2022
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Hong Kong International Airport suspends transit flights from 150 countries from 16 January until 15 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 14.01.2022).

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry to Hong Kong: Travellers who have visited the UK (or 7 other designated countries) within the past 21 days are not currently permitted to enter Hong Kong or transit through Hong Kong International Airport. You should visit the Hong Kong SAR Government website for further details.
    The UK has been added to the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of specified places for enhanced Omicron measures. Prior to 8 January, this means that travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport from the UK need to undergo compulsory quarantine at the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre for the first four days of the 21-day quarantine period, with daily testing and monitoring. Travellers will then be subject to 17-days of compulsory quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel, where they will be required to undergo further testing, followed by 7 days of self-monitoring. On arrival, travellers will need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation at their designated quarantine hotel. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    Most travellers arriving from the UK must be fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents. Proof of a single dose of the BioNTech vaccination will be accepted for 12-17 year-old Hong Kong residents travelling from the UK, or those unable to receive a second vaccination for health reasons. Accompanied unvaccinated minors under the age of 12 who are Hong Kong residents or children of Hong Kong residents are also allowed to enter Hong Kong. All other persons who have visited ‘high risk places’ in the past 21 days will be denied entry to Hong Kong.
    Travellers arriving to Hong Kong will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 48 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of tests such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted and do not fulfil the relevant boarding requirement. You will need a separate certificate confirming that the testing laboratory meets the required standards.
    You should check the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    for important details about the documents required and check the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of designated hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the airport to your hotel.
    *At the airport: All passengers, whether departing, arriving or transferring/transiting need to wear facemasks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Hong Kong will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your last vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to undergo a PCR test for coronavirus. Travellers will be required to remain at the airport whilst awaiting test results which can take a number of hours. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    If you test positive, the Hong Kong authorities will arrange for admission to a public hospital where will remain in isolation until for at least 10 days. You must then undergo a further 14 days in a quarantine facility. If you are deemed to be a contact of a positive case, you will be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 21 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel, or the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre in some cases. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    You may be separated from your child if one of you tests positive for coronavirus. If this happens to you, you can call +(852) 2901 3000 for 24/7 urgent consular assistance.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine following travel is mostly spent at either the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre, or a designated hotel.
    Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in contact with a positive case, will be placed in a government quarantine centre.
    Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 21 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    For quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location/room for 21 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around (HK$200) per night towards the cost
    items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport are currently suspended for anyone who has visited a ‘High-risk’ country within the past 21 days. A list of ‘High-risk’ countries can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website.
    Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    Transit passengers travelling through Hong Kong International Airport from anywhere other than mainland China, must provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 48 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong SAR Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of test such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted.
    There is a risk when transiting that you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 21 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macao must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 7 – 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration.
    Hong Kong residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Return2hk scheme, which enables quarantine free travel from mainland China to Hong Kong. Non-residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Come2hk scheme, which offers similar exemptions to entry requirements. You can find further information on the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine. Following the detection of the Omicron Covid-19 variant in Hong Kong, restrictions have been placed on the operations of restaurants, bars, schools, museums and a number of other public places. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website.
    Use of the Hong Kong SAR Government’s LeaveHomeSafe contact tracing application is mandatory for those visiting Government premises and a number of entertainment venues, including cinemas, restaurants and theme parks.. Further details can be found on the LeaveHomeSafe website.
    From 24 February, proof of vaccination against Covid-19 will be required to enter a range of venues, including restaurants, gyms, swimming pools and hotels. Those who are under 18, or deemed medically unfit for vaccination, will be exempt from these requirements. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website
    It is possible that you may be mandatorily tested and/or placed in a government quarantine centre, if you are identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong when identified as a close contact of a Covid-19 case:
    • you are not permitted to leave your designated quarantine location/room for up to 14 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are sent to a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 4 people (members of the same household are exempt). The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD. For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.

    Read more
    20.01.2022
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Hong Kong International Airport suspends transit flights from 150 countries from 16 January until 15 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 14.01.2022).

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry to Hong Kong: For a two-week period starting at 00.01am on 8 January, travellers who have visited Australia, Canada, France, India, the Philippines, Pakistan, the UK and the US within the past 21 days will not be permitted to enter Hong Kong or transit through Hong Kong International Airport. You should visit the Hong Kong SAR Government websitefor further details.
    Countries have been added to the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of specified places for enhanced Omicron measures. Prior to 8 January, this means that travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport from these countries need to undergo compulsory quarantine at the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre for the first four days of the 21-day quarantine period, with daily testing and monitoring. Travellers will then be subject to 17-days of compulsory quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel, where they will be required to undergo further testing, followed by 7 days of self-monitoring. On arrival, travellers will need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation at their designated quarantine hotel. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    Travellers arriving must be fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents. Proof of a single dose of the BioNTech vaccination will be accepted for 12-17 year-old Hong Kong residents, or those unable to receive a second vaccination for health reasons. Accompanied unvaccinated minors under the age of 12 who are Hong Kong residents or children of Hong Kong residents are also allowed to enter Hong Kong. All other persons who have visited ‘high risk places’ in the past 21 days will be denied entry to Hong Kong.
    Travellers arriving to Hong Kong will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 48 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of tests such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted and do not fulfil the relevant boarding requirement. You will need a separate certificate confirming that the testing laboratory meets the required standards.
    You should check the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required and check the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of designated hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the airport to your hotel.
    *At the airport: All passengers, whether departing, arriving or transferring/transiting need to wear facemasks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Hong Kong will request a proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to undergo a PCR test for coronavirus. Travellers will be required to remain at the airport whilst awaiting test results which can take a number of hours. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website. If you test positive, the Hong Kong authorities will arrange for admission to a public hospital where will remain in isolation until for at least 10 days. You must then undergo a further 14 days in a quarantine facility. If you are deemed to be a contact of a positive case, you will be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 21 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel, or the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre in some cases. You may be separated from your child if one of you tests positive for coronavirus. If this happens to you, you can call +(852) 2901 3000 for 24/7 urgent consular assistance.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine following travel is mostly spent at either the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre, or a designated hotel. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in contact with a positive case, will be placed in a government quarantine centre. Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 21 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    For quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location/room for 21 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken into government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: From 00.00am on 16 January until 15 February, transit services at Hong Kong International Airport will be suspended for anyone who has visited a ‘High-risk’ country within the past 21 days. A list of ‘High-risk’ countries can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website.
    Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    Transit passengers travelling through Hong Kong International Airport from anywhere other than mainland China, must provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 48 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong SAR Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of test such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted.
    There is a risk when transiting that you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 21 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macao must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 7 – 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration.
    Hong Kong residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Return2hk scheme, which enables quarantine free travel from mainland China to Hong Kong. Non-residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Come2hk scheme, which offers similar exemptions to entry requirements. You can find further information on the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine. Following the detection of the Omicron Covid-19 variant in Hong Kong, restrictions have been placed on the operations of restaurants, bars, schools, museums and a number of other public places. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website.
    Use of the Hong Kong SAR Government’s LeaveHomeSafe contact tracing application is mandatory for those visiting Government premises and a number of entertainment venues, including cinemas, restaurants and theme parks.. Further details can be found on the LeaveHomeSafe website.
    From 24 February, proof of vaccination against Covid-19 will be required to enter a range of venues, including restaurants, gyms, swimming pools and hotels. Those who are under 18, or deemed medically unfit for vaccination, will be exempt from these requirements. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website
    It is possible that you may be mandatorily tested and/or placed in a government quarantine centre, if you are identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong when identified as a close contact of a Covid-19 case:
    • you are not permitted to leave your designated quarantine location/room for up to 14 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are sent to a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 4 people (members of the same household are exempt). The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD. For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.

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    14.01.2022
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Authorities have announced a ban on travelers from U.S. for at least 14 days from 8 January (OSAC, 05.01.2022).

    International Restrictions:

    Incoming flights from Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Britain and the United States, including interchanges, will be banned from Jan.8 to Jan 21 (Reuters, 05.01.2022)
    .
    *Entry to Hong Kong: For a two-week period starting at 00.01am on 8 January, travellers who have visited the UK (or 7 other designated countries) within the past 21 days will not be permitted to enter Hong Kong or transit through Hong Kong International Airport. You should visit the Hong Kong SAR Government website for further details.
    The UK has been added to the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of specified places for enhanced Omicron measures. Prior to 8 January, this means that travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport from the UK need to undergo compulsory quarantine at the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre for the first four days of the 21-day quarantine period, with daily testing and monitoring. Travellers will then be subject to 17-days of compulsory quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel, where they will be required to undergo further testing, followed by 7 days of self-monitoring. On arrival, travellers will need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation at their designated quarantine hotel. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    Most travellers arriving including from the UK must be fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents. Proof of a single dose of the BioNTech vaccination will be accepted for 12-17 year-old Hong Kong residents travelling from the UK, or those unable to receive a second vaccination for health reasons. Accompanied unvaccinated minors under the age of 12 who are Hong Kong residents or children of Hong Kong residents are also allowed to enter Hong Kong. All other persons who have visited ‘high risk places’ in the past 21 days will be denied entry to Hong Kong.
    Travellers arriving to Hong Kong will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 48 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of tests such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted and do not fulfil the relevant boarding requirement. You will need a separate certificate confirming that the testing laboratory meets the required standards.
    You should check the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required and check the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of designated hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the airport to your hotel.
    *At the airport: All passengers, whether departing, arriving or transferring/transiting need to wear facemasks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Hong Kong will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your last vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to undergo a PCR test for coronavirus. Travellers will be required to remain at the airport whilst awaiting test results which can take a number of hours. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    If you test positive, the Hong Kong authorities will arrange for admission to a public hospital where will remain in isolation until for at least 10 days. You must then undergo a further 14 days in a quarantine facility. If you are deemed to be a contact of a positive case, you will be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 21 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel, or the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre in some cases. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    You may be separated from your child if one of you tests positive for coronavirus. If this happens to you, you can call +(852) 2901 3000 for 24/7 urgent consular assistance.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine following travel is mostly spent at either the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre, or a designated hotel.
    Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in contact with a positive case, will be placed in a government quarantine centre.
    Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 21 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    *For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location/room for 21 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around (HK$200) per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June 2020 for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    Transit passengers travelling through Hong Kong International Airport from anywhere other than mainland China, must provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 48 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong SAR Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of test such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted.
    There is a risk when transiting that you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 21 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macao must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 7 – 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration.
    Hong Kong residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Return2hk scheme, which enables quarantine free travel from mainland China to Hong Kong. Non-residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Come2hk scheme, which offers similar exemptions to entry requirements. You can find further information on the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.

    Internal restrictions:

    The government will ban indoor dining after 6:00 p.m. from Friday 7 January, and close swimming pools, sports centres, bars and clubs, museums, and other venues for at least two weeks. Future cruise journeys will be canceled (Reuters, 05.01.2022).
    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine.
    Use of the Hong Kong SAR Government’s LeaveHomeSafe contact tracing application is mandatory for those visiting Government premises, including hospitals and leisure facilities. From 9 December use of the application will also be mandatory at a range of entertainment venues, including cinemas, restaurants and theme parks. Further details can be found on the LeaveHomeSafe website.
    It is possible that you may be mandatorily tested and/or placed in a government quarantine centre, if you are identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you are not permitted to leave your designated quarantine location/room for up to 21 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are sent to a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 4 people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited.
    The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    05.01.2022
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Hong Kong bans non-residential travelers from Japan, Portugal, Sweden (Reuters, 30.11.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry to Hong Kong: From 21 December, the UK will be added to the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of specified places for enhanced Omicron measures. This means that travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport from this country will need to undergo compulsory quarantine at the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre for the first four days of the 21-day quarantine period, with daily testing and monitoring. Travellers will then be subject to 17-days of compulsory quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel, where they will be required to undergo further testing, followed by 7 days of self-monitoring. On arrival, travellers will need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation at their designated quarantine hotel. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    Most travellers arriving from the UK must be fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents. Proof of a single dose of the BioNTech vaccination will be accepted for 12-17 year-old Hong Kong residents travelling from the UK, or those unable to receive a second vaccination for health reasons. Accompanied unvaccinated minors under the age of 12 who are Hong Kong residents or children of Hong Kong residents are also allowed to enter Hong Kong. All other persons who have visited ‘high risk places’ in the past 21 days will be denied entry to Hong Kong.
    Travellers arriving to Hong Kong will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 48 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of tests such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted and do not fulfil the relevant boarding requirement. You will need a separate certificate confirming that the testing laboratory meets the required standards.
    You should check the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required and check the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of designated hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the airport to your hotel.
    *At the airport: All passengers, whether departing, arriving or transferring/transiting need to wear facemasks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Hong Kong will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your last vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to undergo a PCR test for coronavirus. Travellers will be required to remain at the airport whilst awaiting test results which can take a number of hours. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    If you test positive, the Hong Kong authorities will arrange for admission to a public hospital where will remain in isolation until for at least 10 days. You must then undergo a further 14 days in a quarantine facility. If you are deemed to be a contact of a positive case, you will be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 21 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel, or the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre in some cases. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    You may be separated from your child if one of you tests positive for coronavirus. If this happens to you, you can call +(852) 2901 3000 for 24/7 urgent consular assistance.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine following travel is mostly spent at either the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre, or a designated hotel.
    Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in contact with a positive case, will be placed in a government quarantine centre.
    Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 21 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location/room for 21 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around £20 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June 2020 for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    Transit passengers travelling through Hong Kong International Airport from anywhere other than mainland China, must provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 48 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong SAR Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of test such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted.
    There is a risk when transiting that you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 21 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks.
    Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macao must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 7 – 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration.
    Hong Kong residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Return2hk scheme, which enables quarantine free travel from mainland China to Hong Kong. Non-residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Come2hk scheme, which offers similar exemptions to entry requirements. You can find further information on the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine.
    Use of the Hong Kong SAR Government’s LeaveHomeSafe contact tracing application is mandatory for those visiting Government premises, including hospitals and leisure facilities. From 9 December use of the application will also be mandatory at a range of entertainment venues, including cinemas, restaurants and theme parks. Further details can be found on the LeaveHomeSafe website.
    It is possible that you may be mandatorily tested and/or placed in a government quarantine centre, if you are identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you are not permitted to leave your designated quarantine location/room for up to 21 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are sent to a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 4 people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited.
    The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    30.12.2021
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Hong Kong bans non-residential travelers from Japan, Portugal, Sweden (Reuters, 30.11.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry to Hong Kong: From 21 December, the UK will be added to the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of specified places for enhanced Omicron measures. This means that travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport from the UK will need to undergo compulsory quarantine at the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre for the first four days of the 21-day quarantine period, with daily testing and monitoring. Travellers will then be subject to 17-days of compulsory quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel, where they will be required to undergo further testing, followed by 7 days of self-monitoring. On arrival, travellers will need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation at their designated quarantine hotel. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    Most travellers arriving from the UK must be fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents. Proof of a single dose of the BioNTech vaccination will be accepted for 12-17 year-old Hong Kong residents travelling from the UK, or those unable to receive a second vaccination for health reasons. Accompanied unvaccinated minors under the age of 12 who are Hong Kong residents or children of Hong Kong residents are also allowed to enter Hong Kong. All other persons who have visited ‘high risk places’ in the past 21 days will be denied entry to Hong Kong.
    Travellers arriving to Hong Kong will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of tests such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted and do not fulfil the relevant boarding requirement. You will need a separate certificate confirming that the testing laboratory meets the required standards.
    You should check the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    for important details about the documents required and check the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of designated hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the airport to your hotel.
    *At the airport: All passengers, whether departing, arriving or transferring/transiting need to wear facemasks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Hong Kong will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your last vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to undergo a PCR test for coronavirus. Travellers will be required to remain at the airport whilst awaiting test results which can take a number of hours. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    If you test positive, the Hong Kong authorities will arrange for admission to a public hospital where will remain in isolation until for at least 10 days. You must then undergo a further 14 days in a quarantine facility. If you are deemed to be a contact of a positive case, you will be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 21 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel, or the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre in some cases. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    You may be separated from your child if one of you tests positive for coronavirus. If this happens to you, you can call +(852) 2901 3000 for 24/7 urgent consular assistance.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine following travel is mostly spent at either the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre, or a designated hotel.
    Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in contact with a positive case, will be placed in a government quarantine centre. Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 21 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location/room for 21 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around £20 (HK$200) per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June 2020 for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    Transit passengers travelling through Hong Kong International Airport from anywhere other than mainland China, must provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 48 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong SAR Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of test such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted.
    There is a risk when transiting that you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 21 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macao must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 7 – 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration.
    Hong Kong residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Return2hk scheme, which enables quarantine free travel from mainland China to Hong Kong. Non-residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Come2hk scheme, which offers similar exemptions to entry requirements. You can find further information on the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine.
    Use of the Hong Kong SAR Government’s LeaveHomeSafe contact tracing application is mandatory for those visiting Government premises, including hospitals and leisure facilities. From 9 December use of the application will also be mandatory at a range of entertainment venues, including cinemas, restaurants and theme parks. Further details can be found on the LeaveHomeSafe website.
    It is possible that you may be mandatorily tested and/or placed in a government quarantine centre, if you are identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you are not permitted to leave your designated quarantine location/room for up to 21 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are sent to a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 4 people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited.
    The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    24.12.2021
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Hong Kong bans non-residential travelers from Japan, Portugal, Sweden (Reuters, 30.11.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry to Hong Kong: From 21 December, some country including UK will added to the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of specified places for enhanced Omicron measures. This means that travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport from those countries will need to undergo compulsory quarantine at the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre for the first four days of the 21-day quarantine period, with daily testing and monitoring. Travellers will then be subject to 17-days of compulsory quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel, where they will be required to undergo further testing, followed by 7 days of self-monitoring. On arrival, travellers will need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation at their designated quarantine hotel. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    Most travellers arriving from the UK must be fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents. Proof of a single dose of the BioNTech vaccination will be accepted for 12-17 year-old Hong Kong residents travelling from the UK, or those unable to receive a second vaccination for health reasons. Accompanied unvaccinated minors under the age of 12 who are Hong Kong residents or children of Hong Kong residents are also allowed to enter Hong Kong. All other persons who have visited ‘high risk places’ in the past 21 days will be denied entry to Hong Kong.
    Travellers arriving to Hong Kong will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of tests such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted and do not fulfil the relevant boarding requirement. You will need a separate certificate confirming that the testing laboratory meets the required standards.
    You should check the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required and check the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of designated hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the airport to your hotel.
    *At the airport: All passengers, whether departing, arriving or transferring/transiting need to wear facemasks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Hong Kong will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your last vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to undergo a PCR test for coronavirus. Travellers will be required to remain at the airport whilst awaiting test results which can take a number of hours. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    *If you test positive, the Hong Kong authorities will arrange for admission to a public hospital where will remain in isolation until for at least 10 days. You must then undergo a further 14 days in a quarantine facility. If you are deemed to be a contact of a positive case, you will be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 21 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel, or the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre in some cases. See “Quarantine requirements” below. You may be separated from your child if one of you tests positive for coronavirus. If this happens to you, you can call +(852) 2901 3000 for 24/7 urgent consular assistance.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine following travel is mostly spent at either the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre, or a designated hotel.
    Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in contact with a positive case, will be placed in a government quarantine centre.
    Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 21 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location/room for 21 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around (HK$200) per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June 2020 for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    Transit passengers travelling through Hong Kong International Airport from anywhere other than mainland China, must provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong SAR Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of test such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted.
    There is a risk when transiting that you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 21 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macao must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration.
    Hong Kong residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Return2hk scheme, which enables quarantine free travel from mainland China to Hong Kong. Non-residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Come2hk scheme, which offers similar exemptions to entry requirements. You can find further information on the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website .

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine.
    Use of the Hong Kong SAR Government’s LeaveHomeSafe contact tracing application is mandatory for those visiting Government premises, including hospitals and leisure facilities. From 9 December use of the application will also be mandatory at a range of entertainment venues, including cinemas, restaurants and theme parks. Further details can be found on the LeaveHomeSafe website.
    It is possible that you may be mandatorily tested and/or placed in a government quarantine centre, if you are identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you are not permitted to leave your designated quarantine location/room for up to 21 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are sent to a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 4 people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited.
    The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    20.12.2021
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong will require inbound travellers from the United States to spend seven days at a government quarantine camp, after a passenger coming from the US tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

    The new rules, which comes into effect Monday, means travellers from the US will be subject to the highest tier of quarantine measures in the semi-autonomous city, which has some of the strictest anti-Covid policies in the world.

    They will make the US the first country outside of Africa to be placed under a quarantine centre order since the Omicron variant was first detected last month.

    Travellers from the US will only be allowed to enter the city if they are fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents and will be required to spend their first seven days at a quarantine centre with daily testing and health monitoring.

    Afterwards, they will need to spend another 14 days in quarantine at a hotel booked in advance.

    Read more
    13.12.2021
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Hong Kong bans non-residential travelers from Japan, Portugal, Sweden (Reuters, 30.11.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry to Hong Kong: Currently many countries including UK is on the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of “high risk places”. This means that most travellers arriving from the UK must be fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents. Proof of a single dose of the BioNTech vaccination will be accepted for 12-17 year-old Hong Kong residents travelling from the UK, or those unable to receive a second vaccination for health reasons. Accompanied unvaccinated minors under the age of 12 who are Hong Kong residents or children of Hong Kong residents are also allowed to enter Hong Kong. All other persons who have visited ‘high risk places’ in the past 21 days will be denied entry to Hong Kong.
    Travellers arriving to Hong Kong will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of tests such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted and do not fulfil the relevant boarding requirement. You will need a separate certificate confirming that the testing laboratory meets the required standards.
    Travellers from “high risk” places will then be subject to 21 days of compulsory quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel on arrival, followed by 7 days of self-monitoring. Travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport from these places need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong for 21 days, starting on the day of their arrival. You should check the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required and check the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of designated hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the airport to your hotel.
    *Enhanced Quarantine & Surveillance Measures on Omicron Variant: The Hong Kong SAR Government have implemented additional quarantine requirements in response to the Omicron variant. Travellers from some specified “high risk” countries will be required to serve the first seven days of their quarantine period at the Hong Kong SAR government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre, as well as undergo daily testing whilst there. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    *At the airport: All passengers, whether departing, arriving or transferring/transiting need to wear facemasks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website .
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Hong Kong will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your last vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to undergo a PCR test for coronavirus. Travellers will be required to remain at the airport whilst awaiting test results which can take a number of hours. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    *If you test positive, the Hong Kong authorities will arrange for admission to a public hospital where will remain in isolation until for at least 10 days. You must then undergo a further 14 days in a quarantine facility. If you are deemed to be a contact of a positive case, you will be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 21 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    You may be separated from your child if one of you tests positive for coronavirus. If this happens to you, you can call +(852) 2901 3000 for 24/7 urgent consular assistance.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine following travel is mostly spent at a designated hotel. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in contact with a positive case, will be placed in a government quarantine center.
    Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 21 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location/room for 21 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around £20 (HK$200) per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website
    for further information.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June 2020 for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    Transit passengers travelling through Hong Kong International Airport from anywhere other than mainland China, must provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. The Hong Kong SAR Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of test such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted.
    There is a risk when transiting that you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 21 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macao must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration.
    Hong Kong residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Return2hk scheme, which enables quarantine free travel from mainland China to Hong Kong. Non-residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Come2hk scheme, which offers similar exemptions to entry requirements. You can find further information on the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine.
    Use of the Hong Kong SAR Government’s LeaveHomeSafe contact tracing application is mandatory for those visiting Government premises, including hospitals and leisure facilities. From 9 December use of the application will also be mandatory at a range of entertainment venues, including cinemas, restaurants and theme parks. Further details can be found on the LeaveHomeSafe website.
    It is possible that you may be mandatorily tested and/or placed in a government quarantine centre, if you are identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you are not permitted to leave your designated quarantine location/room for up to 21 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are sent to a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 4 people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited.
    The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    10.12.2021
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Hong Kong bans non-residential travelers from Japan, Portugal, Sweden (Reuters, 30.11.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry to Hong Kong: Currently different country including UK are on the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of “high risk places”. This means that most travellers arriving from the UK must be fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents. From 29 October, proof of a single dose of the BioNTech vaccination will be accepted for 12-17 year-old Hong Kong residents travelling from the UK, or those unable to receive a second vaccination for health reasons. Accompanied minors who are Hong Kong residents or children of Hong Kong residents (who are below the age of 12) are also allowed to enter Hong Kong. All other persons from ‘high risk places’ will be denied entry to Hong Kong.
    Travellers arriving to Hong Kong will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. Effective from 26 June, the Hong Kong Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of tests such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted and do not fulfil the relevant boarding requirement.
    Travellers from “high risk” places will then be subject to 21 days of compulsory quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel on arrival, followed by 7 days of self-monitoring. Travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport from these places need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong for 21 days, starting on the day of their arrival. You should check the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required and check the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of designated hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the airport to your hotel.
    *Enhanced Quarantine & Surveillance Measures on Omicron Variant: Effective from 28 November the Hong Kong SAR Government have implemented additional quarantine requirements in response to the Omicron variant. Travellers from specified “high risk” countries will be required to serve the first seven days of their quarantine period at the Hong Kong SAR government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre, as well as undergo daily testing whilst there. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website
    *At the airport: All passengers, whether departing, arriving or transferring/transiting need to wear facemasks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website .
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Hong Kong will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your last vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine hotel.
    Travellers will be required to remain at the airport, or a specified hotel overnight, whilst awaiting test results. Passengers arriving on morning flights must proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre located in the Midfield Concourse (MFC) in the restricted area of Hong Kong International Airport. You will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Rambler Hotel in Tsing Yi. Please note that children under the age of 16 cannot stay at the Rambler Hotel unaccompanied. Parents who stay with their child at the HCTR on the first night whilst awaiting test results, will have to continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days. If travelling unaccompanied, there is a risk that a child may have to stay alone overnight at the airport on arrival while awaiting test results. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    Children over the age of 16 travelling to Hong Kong on their own must be met by an adult for checking in to the HCTR whilst they await test results. Please contact the Port Health Authority for the latest guidance (+852 3904 9333).
    If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify the individual and arrange for admission to a public hospital where they will remain in isolation until for at least 10 days. The individual must then undergo a further 14 days in a quarantine facility. If you are deemed to be a close contact of a positive case, you will be place in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 21 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    You may be separated from your child if one of you tests positive for coronavirus. If this happens to you, you can call +(852) 2901 3000 for 24/7 urgent consular assistance.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine is mostly spent at a designated hotel . Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will be placed in a government quarantine centre.
    Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 21 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you’re not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 21 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you’re allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around (HK$200) per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    • you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves their registered address with or without their phone
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June 2020 for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    There is a risk you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 21 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.
    Hong Kong residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Return2hk scheme, which enables quarantine free travel from mainland China to Hong Kong. You can find further information on the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine. Hong Kong residents are being asked to work from home where possible and avoid social gatherings.
    It is possible that you may be mandatorily tested and/or placed in a government quarantine centre, if you are identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. In some cases, all residents of a building where a positive case has been detected have been sent to quarantine centres for 21 days.
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you are not permitted to leave your designated quarantine location for up to 21 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are sent to a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken into government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 4 people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited.
    The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    For up to date information, you should follow the
    guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    02.12.2021
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Hong Kong bans non-residential travelers from Japan, Portugal, Sweden (Reuters, 30.11.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry to Hong Kong: Hong Kong SAR government’s has categorized travellers. This means that travellers must be fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents. From 29 October, proof of a single dose of the BioNTech vaccination will be accepted for 12-17 year-old Hong Kong residents, or those unable to receive a second vaccination for health reasons. Accompanied minors who are Hong Kong residents or children of Hong Kong residents (who are below the age of 12) are also allowed to enter Hong Kong. All other persons from ‘high risk places’ will be denied entry to Hong Kong.
    Travellers arriving to Hong Kong will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. Effective from 26 June, the Hong Kong Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of tests such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted and do not fulfil the relevant boarding requirement.
    Travellers from “high risk” places will then be subject to 21 days of compulsory quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel on arrival, followed by 7 days of self-monitoring. Travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport from these places need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong for 21 days, starting on the day of their arrival. You should check the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required and check the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of designated hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the airport to your hotel.
    *Enhanced Quarantine & Surveillance Measures on Omicron Variant: Effective from 28 November the Hong Kong SAR Government have implemented additional quarantine requirements in response to the Omicron variant. Travellers from specified “high risk” countries will be required to serve the first seven days of their quarantine period at the Hong Kong SAR government’s Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre, as well as undergo daily testing whilst there. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    *At the airport: All passengers, whether departing, arriving or transferring/transiting need to wear facemasks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: The Hong Kong SAR government may request proof of vaccination and you should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine hotel.
    Travellers will be required to remain at the airport, or a specified hotel overnight, whilst awaiting test results. Passengers arriving on morning flights must proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre located in the Midfield Concourse (MFC) in the restricted area of Hong Kong International Airport. You will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Rambler Hotel in Tsing Yi. Please note that children under the age of 16 cannot stay at the Rambler Hotel unaccompanied. Parents who stay with their child at the HCTR on the first night whilst awaiting test results, will have to continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days. If travelling unaccompanied, there is a risk that a child may have to stay alone overnight at the airport on arrival while awaiting test results. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    Children over the age of 16 travelling to Hong Kong on their own must be met by an adult for checking in to the HCTR whilst they await test results. Please contact the Port Health Authority for the latest guidance (+852 3904 9333).
    If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify the individual and arrange for admission to a public hospital where they will remain in isolation until for at least 10 days. The individual must then undergo a further 14 days in a quarantine facility. If you are deemed to be a close contact of a positive case, you will be place in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 21 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    You may be separated from your child if one of you tests positive for coronavirus. If this happens to you, you can call +(852) 2901 3000 for 24/7 urgent consular assistance.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine is mostly spent at a designated hotel. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will be placed in a government quarantine centre.
    Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 21 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website. For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you’re not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 21 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you’re allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    • you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves their registered address with or without their phone
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.
    *Transiting Hong Kong:
    Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June 2020 for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    There is a risk you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 21 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China:
    All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.
    Hong Kong residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Return2hk scheme, which enables quarantine free travel from mainland China to Hong Kong. You can find further information on the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine. Hong Kong residents are being asked to work from home where possible and avoid social gatherings.
    It is possible that you may be mandatorily tested and/or placed in a government quarantine centre, if you are identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. In some cases, all residents of a building where a positive case has been detected have been sent to quarantine centres for 21 days.
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you are not permitted to leave your designated quarantine location for up to 21 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are sent to a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken into government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 4 people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited.
    The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    For up to date information, you should follow the
    guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    01.12.2021
  • Hong Kong Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    Government will tighten COVID-19 travel restrictions (Inquirer News, 26.10.2021).
    *Entry to Hong Kong: Currently the UK is on the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of “high risk places”. This means that most travellers arriving from the UK must be fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents. From 29 October, proof of a single dose of the BioNTech vaccination will be accepted for 12-17 year-old Hong Kong residents travelling from the UK, or those unable to receive a second vaccination for health reasons. Accompanied minors who are Hong Kong residents or children of Hong Kong residents (who are below the age of 12) are also allowed to enter Hong Kong. All other persons from ‘high risk places’ will be denied entry to Hong Kong.
    Travellers arriving to Hong Kong will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. Effective from 26 June, the Hong Kong Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of tests such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted and do not fulfil the relevant boarding requirement.
    Travellers from “high risk” places will then be subject to 21 days of compulsory quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel on arrival, followed by 7 days of self-monitoring. Travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport from these places need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong for 21 days, starting on the day of their arrival. You should check the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required and check the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of designated hotels when you make your booking
    You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the airport to your hotel.
    All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers need to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. You can find further details on the
    Hong Kong SAR government website.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: The Hong Kong SAR government will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine hotel.
    Travellers will be required to remain at the airport, or a specified hotel overnight, whilst awaiting test results. Passengers arriving on morning flights must proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre located in the Midfield Concourse (MFC) in the restricted area of Hong Kong International Airport. You will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Rambler Hotel in Tsing Yi. Please note that children under the age of 16 cannot stay at the Rambler Hotel unaccompanied. Parents who stay with their child at the HCTR on the first night whilst awaiting test results, will have to continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days. If travelling unaccompanied, there is a risk that a child may have to stay alone overnight at the airport on arrival while awaiting test results. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    Children over the age of 16 travelling to Hong Kong on their own must be met by an adult for checking in to the HCTR whilst they await test results. Please contact the Port Health Authority for the latest guidance (+852 3904 9333).
    If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify the individual and arrange for admission to a public hospital where they will remain in isolation until for at least 10 days. The individual must then undergo a further 14 days in a quarantine facility. If you are deemed to be a close contact of a positive case, you will be place in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 21 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    You may be separated from your child if one of you tests positive for coronavirus. If this happens to you, you can call +(852) 2901 3000 for 24/7 urgent consular assistance.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine is mostly spent at a designated hotel. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will be placed in a government quarantine centre.
    Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 21 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you’re not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 21 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you’re allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around (HK$200) per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    • you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves their registered address with or without their phone
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June 2020 for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    There is a risk you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 21 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.

    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.

    Hong Kong residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Return2hk scheme, which enables quarantine free travel from mainland China to Hong Kong. You can find further information on the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine. Hong Kong residents are being asked to work from home where possible and avoid social gatherings.
    It is possible that you may be mandatorily tested and/or placed in a government quarantine centre, if you are identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. In some cases, all residents of a building where a positive case has been detected have been sent to quarantine centres for 21 days.
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you are not permitted to leave your designated quarantine location for up to 21 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are sent to a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken into government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 4 people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited.
    The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    For up to date information, you should follow the
    guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    29.10.2021
  • Hong Kong Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    Government will tighten COVID-19 travel restrictions (Inquirer News, 26.10.2021).
    *Entry to Hong Kong: Currently the is on the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of “high risk places”. This means that most travellers arriving from the UK must be fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents. From 29 October, proof of a single dose of the BioNTech vaccination will be accepted for 12-17 year-old Hong Kong residents travelling from the UK, or those unable to receive a second vaccination for health reasons. Accompanied minors who are Hong Kong residents or children of Hong Kong residents (who are below the age of 12) are also allowed to enter Hong Kong. All other persons from ‘high risk places’ will be denied entry to Hong Kong.
    Travellers arriving to Hong Kong will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. Effective from 26 June, the Hong Kong Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of tests such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted and do not fulfil the relevant boarding requirement.
    Travellers from “high risk” places will then be subject to 21 days of compulsory quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel on arrival, followed by 7 days of self-monitoring. Travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport from these places need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong for 21 days, starting on the day of their arrival. You should check the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required and check the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of designated hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the airport to your hotel.
    All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers need to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: The Hong Kong SAR government will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine. Hong Kong residents are being asked to work from home where possible and avoid social gatherings.
    It is possible that you may be mandatorily tested and/or placed in a government quarantine centre, if you are identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. In some cases, all residents of a building where a positive case has been detected have been sent to quarantine centres for 21 days.
    • For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    you are not permitted to leave your designated quarantine location for 21 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are sent to a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 4 people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited.
    The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.

    Read more
    27.10.2021
  • Hong Kong Cathay

    17.08.2021
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Hong Kong bans flights from Indonesia because of COVID-19 risk (Reuters, 24.06.2021). Government to shorten quarantine period to seven days for some vaccinated travelers from end of Jun-21 (Reuters, 21.06.2021). Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble remains on hold, to be reviewed in JUL-21 (Reuters, 10.06.2021). Singapore, Hong Kong: Air travel bubble flights, expected to begin on 26 May, between countries delayed again after Singapore imposes new COVID-19 restrictions (Argus Media ,17.05.2021). HK allows flights from Ireland, U.K.; ban continues for flights from Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa (AppleDaily, 04.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry to Hong Kong: Currently Hong Kong SAR the government’s list of “high risk places” include different countries. This means that those arriving from this countries including UK must be fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents. Accompanied minors who are Hong Kong residents or children of Hong Kong residents (who are below the age of 12) are also allowed to enter Hong Kong. All other persons from ‘high risk places’ will be denied entry to Hong Kong.
    Travellers arriving to Hong Kong will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. Effective from 26 June, the Hong Kong Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of tests such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted and do not fulfil the relevant boarding requirement.
    Travellers from “high risk” places will then be subject to 21 days of compulsory quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel on arrival, followed by 7 days of self-monitoring. Travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport from these places need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong for 21 days, starting on the day of their arrival. You should check the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required and check the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of designated hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the airport to your hotel.
    All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers need to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR government website.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: The Hong Kong SAR Government will accept your respective letter to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine hotel.
    Travellers will be required to remain at the airport, or a specified hotel overnight, whilst awaiting test results. Passengers arriving on morning flights must proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre located in the Midfield Concourse (MFC) in the restricted area of Hong Kong International Airport. You will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Rambler Hotel in Tsing Yi. Please note that children under the age of 16 cannot stay at the Rambler Hotel unaccompanied. Parents who stay with their child at the HCTR on the first night whilst awaiting test results, will have to continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days. If travelling unaccompanied, there is a risk that a child may have to stay alone overnight at the airport on arrival while awaiting test results. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    Children over the age of 16 travelling to Hong Kong on their own must be met by an adult for checking in to the HCTR whilst they await test results. Please contact the Port Health Authority for the latest guidance (+852 3904 9333).
    If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify the individual and arrange for admission to a public hospital where they will remain in isolation until they test negative twice. If you are deemed to be a close contact of a positive case, you will be place in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 21 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    You may be separated from your child if one of you tests positive for coronavirus. If this happens to you, you can call +(852) 2901 3000 for 24/7 urgent consular assistance.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine is mostly spent at a designated hotel . Family members of someone who te sts positive, or those who have been in close contact, will be placed in a government quarantine centre.
    Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 21 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you’re not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 21 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you’re allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around (HK$200) per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    • you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves their registered address with or without their phone
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements. See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June 2020 for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    There is a risk you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 21 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.
    Hong Kong residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Return2hk scheme, which enables quarantine free travel from mainland China to Hong Kong. You can find further information on the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine. Hong Kong residents are being asked to work from home where possible and avoid social gatherings.
    It is possible that you may be mandatorily tested and/or placed in a government quarantine centre, if you are identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. In some cases, all residents of a building where a positive case has been detected have been sent to quarantine centres for 21 days.
    • For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    you are not permitted to leave your designated quarantine location for 21 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are sent to a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 4 people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited.
    The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.

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    13.08.2021
  • Hong Kong 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. -This does not apply to: – passengers with a Hong Kong SAR, China passport; – passengers with a Hong Kong SAR, China “Document of Identity
    for Visa Purposes”; – residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with a Permanent Identity Card; – residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with an Identity card with the asterisk, the code “A” or
    the code “R”; – residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with an Identity card with the code “C”, accompanied by a visa; – residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with an Identity card with the
    code “U”. They must have a prior approval from Hong Kong Immigration; – residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with an Identity card accompanied by a visa with “Permission to remain
    extended until”. They must enter within the validity of the permitted stay; – passengers with a residence or study visa issued by Hong Kong SAR, China; – passengers who in the past
    14 days have only been in Australia, the Mainland of China, Macao SAR, China or New Zealand; – passengers with a diplomatic, an official or a service passport traveling on duty; –
    spouses and minor children younger than 18 years of Hong Kong SAR, China residents. They must present proof of their relationship; – deadheading crew; – merchant seamen.

    2. Passengers who in the past 21 days have been in or transited through Brazil, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines or South Africa for more than 2 hours are not
    allowed to enter. – This does not apply to merchant seamen.

    3. Passengers transiting through Hong Kong SAR, China must: – have a connecting flight booked on the same ticket, and – have all the boarding passes printed, and – have their
    baggage checked through until the final destination.

    4. Passengers are not allowed to transit through Hong Kong SAR, China to the Mainland of China. – This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport.

    5. Passengers who have been in or transited through Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany,
    India, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (Rep.), Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russian Fed., Singapore, South
    Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA or Viet Nam in the past 21 days must have: – a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result.
    The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong, SAR China. The name in the test result must match the name on the travel
    document, or a written confirmation issued by the laboratory with the name of the passenger must be presented; and – a document proving that the laboratory is: – ISO 15189
    accredited; or – approved by the local government. All documents must be in Chinese or English.

    6. Passengers who in the past 21 days have been in or transited through Brazil, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines or South Africa for two hours or less must have a
    hotel reservation confirmation in Chinese or English for a minimum of 21 nights. The hotel must be listed on https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel-list.html . Details
    can be found at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/list_of_recognised_covid19_vaccines.pdf .

    7. Passengers who in the past 21 days have been in or transited through Ireland (Rep.) or United Kingdom must have a hotel reservation confirmation in Chinese or English for a
    minimum of 21 nights. The hotel must be listed on https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel-list.html . Details can be found at
    https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/list_of_recognised_covid19_vaccines.pdf .

    8. Passengers without a vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival must have a hotel reservation confirmation in Chinese or
    English for a minimum of 21 nights. The hotel must be listed on https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel-list.html . Details can be found at
    https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/list_of_recognised_covid19_vaccines.pdf – This does not apply to: – passengers who in the past 21 days have only been in Australia, Mainland of
    China, Macao SAR, China or New Zealand; – passengers who in the past 21 days have been in or transited through Brazil, India, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Nepal, Pakistan,
    Philippines, South Africa or United Kingdom.

    9. Passengers with a vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival must have a hotel reservation confirmation in Chinese or
    English for a minimum of 14 nights. The hotel must be listed on https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel-list.html . Details can be found at
    https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/list_of_recognised_covid19_vaccines.pdf – This does not apply to: – passengers who in the past 21 days have only been in Australia, Mainland of
    China, Macao SAR, China or New Zealand; – passengers who in the past 21 days have been in or transited through Brazil, India, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Nepal, Pakistan,
    Philippines, South Africa or United Kingdom.

    10. Passengers who in the past 21 days have only been in Australia or New Zealand must have a hotel reservation confirmation in Chinese or English for a minimum of 14 nights. The
    hotel must be listed on https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel-list.html . – This does not apply to passengers with a vaccination certificate showing that they were
    fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival. They must have a hotel reservation confirmation for a minimum of 7 nights.

    11. Passengers and airline crew must complete a Health Declaration Form at https://www.chp.gov.hk/hdf/. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

    12. Passengers and airline crew are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival. Details can be found at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html .

    13. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival and quarantine for up to 21 days. More details can be found at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html
    .

    14. Airline crew must have a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued at most 48 hours before departure.

    15. Airline crew are subject to medical screening upon arrival and self-isolation in a hotel.

    16. Airline crew who have been in or transited through Brazil, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines or South Africa in the past 21 days are subject to quarantine for 21
    days.

    17. Merchant seamen must have: – a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued at most 48 hours before departure, and – an approval letter from the Marine Department, and –
    a letter of certification to Department of Health from Hong Kong.

    18. Effective 1 July 2021, passengers who in the past 21 days have been in or transited through United Kingdom for more than 2 hours are not allowed to enter. – This does not
    apply to merchant seamen.

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    30.06.2021
  • Hong Kong 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. -This does not apply to: – passengers with a Hong Kong SAR, China passport; – passengers with a Hong Kong SAR, China “Document of Identity
    for Visa Purposes”; – residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with a Permanent Identity Card; – residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with an Identity card with the asterisk, the code “A” or
    the code “R”; – residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with an Identity card with the code “C”, accompanied by a visa; – residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with an Identity card with the
    code “U”. They must have a prior approval from Hong Kong Immigration; – residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with an Identity card accompanied by a visa with “Permission to remain
    extended until”. They must enter within the validity of the permitted stay; – passengers with a residence or study visa issued by Hong Kong SAR, China; – passengers who in the past
    14 days have only been in Australia, the Mainland of China, Macao SAR, China or New Zealand; – passengers with a diplomatic, an official or a service passport traveling on duty; –
    spouses and minor children younger than 18 years of Hong Kong SAR, China residents. They must present proof of their relationship; – deadheading crew; – merchant seamen.

    2. Passengers who in the past 21 days have been in or transited through Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines or South Africa for more than 2 hours are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to merchant seamen.

    3. Passengers transiting through Hong Kong SAR, China must: – have a connecting flight booked on the same ticket, and – have all the boarding passes printed, and – have their
    baggage checked through until the final destination.

    4. Passengers are not allowed to transit through Hong Kong SAR, China to the Mainland of China. – This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport.

    5. Passengers without a vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival must have a hotel reservation confirmation in Chinese or
    English for a minimum of 21 nights. The hotel must be listed on https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel-list.html . Details can be found at
    https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/list_of_recognised_covid19_vaccines.pdf – This does not apply to passengers who in the past 21 days have only been in Australia, Mainland of
    China, Macao SAR, China or New Zealand.

    6. Passengers with a vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival must have a hotel reservation confirmation in Chinese or
    English for a minimum of 14 nights. The hotel must be listed on https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel-list.html . Details can be found at
    https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/list_of_recognised_covid19_vaccines.pdf – This does not apply to: – passengers who in the past 21 days have only been in Australia, Mainland of
    China, Macao SAR, China or New Zealand; – passengers arriving from Brazil, India, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines or South Africa.

    7. Passengers who in the past 21 days have only been in Australia or New Zealand must have a hotel reservation confirmation in Chinese or English for a minimum of 14 nights. The
    hotel must be listed on https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel-list.html . – This does not apply to passengers with a vaccination certificate showing that they were
    fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival. They must have a hotel reservation confirmation for a minimum of 7 nights.

    8. Passengers who have been in or transited through Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany,
    India, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (Rep.), Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russian Fed., Singapore, South
    Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA or Viet Nam in the past 21 days must have: – a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result.
    The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong, SAR China. The name in the test result must match the name on the travel
    document, or a written confirmation issued by the laboratory with the name of the passenger must be presented; and – a document proving that the laboratory is: – ISO 15189
    accredited; or – approved by the local government. All documents must be in Chinese or English.

    9. Passengers and airline crew must present a completed Health Declaration Form to the Department of Health.

    10. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival and quarantine for up to 21 days. More details can be found at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html
    .

    11. Airline crew must have a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued at most 48 hours before departure.

    12. Airline crew are subject to medical screening upon arrival and self-isolation in a hotel.

    13. Airline crew who have been in or transited through Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines or South Africa in the past 21 days are subject to quarantine for 21 days.

    14. Merchant seamen must have: – a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued at most 48 hours before departure, and – an approval letter from the Marine Department, and –
    a letter of certification to Department of Health from Hong Kong.

    15. Airline crew and merchant seamen are subject to a COVID-19 nucleic acid test upon arrival.

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    22.06.2021
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Singapore, Hong Kong: Air travel bubble flights, expected to begin on 26 May, between countries delayed again after Singapore imposes new COVID-19 restrictions (Argus Media ,17.05.2021). HK allows flights from Ireland, U.K.; ban continues for flights from Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa (AppleDaily,04.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry to Hong Kong: Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions.
    All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus on arrival and need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine. See Testing on arrival
    and Quarantine requirements below.
    Travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport (with the exception of those travelling from mainland China, Macao and Taiwan) need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong for no less than 21 days, starting on the day of their arrival. You should check the government’s list of hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the holding centre to your hotel. Travellers will then be subject to 21 days compulsory quarantine at that hotel and further testing for Covid-19. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR Government website.
    Travellers who have visited specified “very high risk” (UK and Ireland) or “high risk” (Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and the United States) places under the Hong Kong SAR government’s Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (CAP. 599H) within the past 21 days, will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. You should check Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required. Passengers transiting within a “very high risk” or “high risk” place must be tested within 72 hours of their final departure from that country.
    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government will deny entry to Hong Kong to travellers that have visited Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines or South Africa for more than two hours within the past 21 days. This includes those transiting Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines or South Africa if they disembark the aircraft. Visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    for further details.
    All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers need to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.
    *Hong Kong – Singapore Air Travel Bubble: An air travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore is due to commence on 26 May. You can find further details on the Hong Kong Tourism Commission website.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June 2020 for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    There is a risk you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 21 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.
    Hong Kong residents in mainland China may be eligible for the Return2hk scheme, which enables quarantine free travel from mainland China to Hong Kong. You can find further information on the Hong Kong SAR Government coronavirus website.
    Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine hotel.
    Travellers will be required to remain at the airport, or a specified hotel overnight, whilst awaiting test results. Passengers arriving on morning flights must proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre located in the Midfield Concourse (MFC) in the restricted area of Hong Kong International Airport. You will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Rambler Hotel in Tsing Yi. Please note that children under the age of 16 cannot stay at the Rambler Hotel unaccompanied. Parents who stay with their child at the HCTR on the first night whilst awaiting test results, will have to continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days. If travelling unaccompanied, there is a risk that a child may have to stay alone overnight at the airport on arrival while awaiting test results. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    Children over the age of 16 travelling to Hong Kong on their own must be met by an adult for checking in to the HCTR whilst they await test results. Please contact the Port Health Authority for the latest guidance (+852 3904 9333).
    If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify the individual and arrange for admission to a public hospital where they will remain in isolation until they test negative twice. If you are deemed to be a close contact of a positive case, you will be place in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 21 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    You may be separated from your child if one of you tests positive for coronavirus. If this happens to you, you can call +(852) 2901 3000 for 24/7 urgent consular assistance.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine is mostly spent at a designated hotel. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will be placed in a government quarantine centre. Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 21 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you’re not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 21 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you’re allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around (HK$200) per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    • you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves their registered address with or without their phone
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.
    Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: the Hong Kong SAR Government will accept your national health service app or your letter national health service to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status. You should not use your vaccine appointment card to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine. Hong Kong residents are being asked to work from home where possible and avoid social gatherings.
    It is possible that you may be mandatorily tested and/or placed in a government quarantine centre, if you are identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. In some cases, all residents of a building where a positive case has been detected have been sent to quarantine centres for 21 days.
    • For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    you are not permitted to leave your designated quarantine location for 21 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are sent to a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 4 people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited.
    The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.

    Read more
    21.05.2021
  • Hong Kong Latest News: HK allows flights from Ireland, U.K.; ban continues for flights from Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa (AppleDaily,04.05.2021). HK suspends Turkish Airlines flights from 03-16 May (The Standard, 02.05.2021). Travel bubble between HK and Singapore expected to begin on 26 May (Reuters, 25.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Hong Kong: Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions.
    All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus on arrival and need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine. See Testing on arrival and Quarantine requirements below.
    Travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport (with the exception of those travelling from mainland China, Macao and Taiwan) need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong for no less than 21 days, starting on the day of their arrival. You should check the government’s list of hotelsHong Kong SAR Government website.
    Travellers who have visited specified “very high risk” (UK and Ireland) or “high risk” (Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and the United States) places under the Hong Kong SAR government’s Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (CAP. 599H) within the past 21 days, will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. You should check Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required. Passengers transiting within a “very high risk” or “high risk” place must be tested within 72 hours of their final departure from that country.
    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government will deny entry to Hong Kong to travellers that have visited Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines or South Africa for more than two hours within the past 21 days. This includes those transiting Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines or South Africa if they disembark the aircraft. Visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for further details.
    All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers need to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.
    *Hong Kong – Singapore Air Travel Bubble: An air travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore is due to commence on 26 May. You can find further details on the Hong Kong Tourism Commission website.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June 2020 for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    There is a risk you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 21 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine hotel.
    Travellers will be required to remain at the airport, or a specified hotel overnight, whilst awaiting test results. Passengers arriving on morning flights must proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre located in the Midfield Concourse (MFC) in the restricted area of Hong Kong International Airport. You will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Rambler Hotel in Tsing Yi. Please note that children under the age of 16 cannot stay at the Rambler Hotel unaccompanied. Parents who stay with their child at the HCTR on the first night whilst awaiting test results, will have to continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days. If travelling unaccompanied, there is a risk that a child may have to stay alone overnight at the airport on arrival while awaiting test results. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    Children over the age of 16 travelling to Hong Kong on their own must be met by an adult for checking in to the HCTR whilst they await test results. Please contact the Port Health Authority for the latest guidance (+852 3904 9333).
    If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify the individual and arrange for admission to a public hospital where they will remain in isolation until they test negative twice. If you are deemed to be a close contact of a positive case, you will be place in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 21 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine is mostly spent at a designated hotel . Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will be placed in a government quarantine centre. Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 21 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you’re not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 21 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you’re allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around (HK$200) per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    • you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves their registered address with or without their phone
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine. Hong Kong residents are being asked to work from home where possible and avoid social gatherings.
    It is possible that you may be mandatorily tested and/or placed in a government quarantine centre, if you are identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. In some cases, all residents of a building where a positive case has been detected have been sent to quarantine centres for 21 days.
    • For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    you are not permitted to leave your designated quarantine location for 21 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are sent to a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 4 people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited.
    The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.

    Read more
    07.05.2021
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Travel bubble between HK and Singapore expected to begin on 26 May (Reuters, 25.04.2021). Flights from India, Pakistan and Philippines suspended from 20 April to 4 May (Reuters, 18.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government will deny entry to Hong Kong to travellers that have visited the UK, Brazil, Ireland or South Africa for more than two hours within the past 21 days. Visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for further details.
    Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions.
    All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus on arrival and need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine. See Testing on arrival and Quarantine requirements below.
    Travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport (with the exception of those travelling from mainland China, Macao and Taiwan) need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong for no less than 21 days, starting on the day of their arrival. You should check the government’s list of hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the holding centre to your hotel. Travellers will then be subject to 21 days compulsory quarantine at that hotel and further testing for Covid-19. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR Government website.
    Travellers who have visited “specified high-risk places” under the Hong Kong SAR government’s Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (CAP. 599H) (United States, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Russia Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates) within the past 21 days, will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure.
    You should check Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required.
    Passengers transiting within a high risk place must be tested within 72 hours of their final departure from that country. All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers need to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June 2020 for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    There is a risk you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 21 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine hotel.
    Travellers will be required to remain at the airport, or a specified hotel overnight, whilst awaiting test results. Passengers arriving on morning flights must proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre located in the Midfield Concourse (MFC) in the restricted area of Hong Kong International Airport. You will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Rambler Hotel in Tsing Yi. Please note that children under the age of 16 cannot stay at the Rambler Hotel unaccompanied. Parents who stay with their child at the HCTR on the first night whilst awaiting test results, will have to continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days. If travelling unaccompanied, there is a risk that a child may have to stay alone overnight at the airport on arrival while awaiting test results. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    Children over the age of 16 travelling to Hong Kong on their own must be met by an adult for checking in to the HCTR whilst they await test results. Please contact the Port Health Authority for the latest guidance (+852 3904 9333).
    If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify the individual and arrange for admission to a public hospital where they will remain in isolation until they test negative twice. If you are deemed to be a close contact of a positive case, you will be place in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 21 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine is mostly spent at a designated hotel . Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will be placed in a government quarantine centre. Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 21 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you’re not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 21 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you’re allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around (HK$200) per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    • you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves their registered address with or without their phone
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine. Hong Kong residents are being asked to work from home where possible and avoid social gatherings.
    It is possible that you may be mandatorily tested and/or placed in a government quarantine centre, if you are identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. In some cases, all residents of a building where a positive case has been detected have been sent to quarantine centres for 21 days.
    • For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    you are not permitted to leave your designated quarantine location for 21 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are sent to a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 4 people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited.
    The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.

    Read more
    30.04.2021
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong has banned travel from three countries following a rise of COVID-19 cases and new variants. The government has banned flights from India, Pakistan, and the Philippines for 14 days starting April 20th. Hong Kong has been banning airlines and countries that have seen brought in imported cases to the city or breached travel rules.

    Hong Kong has long been a country that takes its border protocols seriously. The city has banned airlines on specific routes for carrying more than a handful of COVID-19 positive passengers and proactively designated countries based on risk factor. This week, three more countries found themselves on the travel ban list.

    According to the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong has designated India, Pakistan, and the Philippines as “extremely high risk” countries. This has been done due to the presence of new variants of COVID-19 being found among passengers arriving from these three countries.

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    19.04.2021
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Government to permit reopening of entertainment and sport venues, extension of dining hours from 18 February as COVID-19 cases fall (Reuters, 10.02.2021). Government extends COVID-19 quarantine for some visitors, bans travellers from South Africa (Reuters, 25.12.2020). From 00:01 on 24 December, travellers who had visited the UK for more than two hours within the past 21 days would be denied entry to Hong Kong (Gov.UK, 24.12.2020). Hong Kong to ban all flights from U.K. from 22 December (SCMP, 20.12.2020). Hong Kong temporarily bans flights by British Airways, Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Nepal Airlines after passengers tested COVID-19 positive (Executive Traveller, 14.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government will deny entry to Hong Kong to travellers that have visited the UK, Brazil, Ireland or South Africa for more than two hours within the past 21 days. Visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for further details.
    Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions.
    All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus on arrival and need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine. See Testing on arrival and Quarantine requirements below.
    Travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport (with the exception of those travelling from mainland China, Macao and Taiwan) need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong for no less than 21 days, starting on the day of their arrival. You should check the government’s list of hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the holding centre to your hotel. Travellers will then be subject to 21 days compulsory quarantine at that hotel and further testing for Covid-19. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR Government website.
    Travellers who have visited “specified high-risk places” under the Hong Kong SAR government’s Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (CAP. 599H) (United States, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Russia Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates) within the past 21 days, will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure.
    You should check Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required.
    Passengers transiting within a high risk place must be tested within 72 hours of their final departure from that country. All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers need to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June 2020 for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    There is a risk you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 21 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine hotel.
    Travellers will be required to remain at the airport, or a specified hotel overnight, whilst awaiting test results. Passengers arriving on morning flights must proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre located in the Midfield Concourse (MFC) in the restricted area of Hong Kong International Airport. You will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Rambler Hotel in Tsing Yi. Please note that children under the age of 16 cannot stay at the Rambler Hotel unaccompanied. Parents who stay with their child at the HCTR on the first night whilst awaiting test results, will have to continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days. If travelling unaccompanied, there is a risk that a child may have to stay alone overnight at the airport on arrival while awaiting test results. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    Children over the age of 16 travelling to Hong Kong on their own must be met by an adult for checking in to the HCTR whilst they await test results. Please contact the Port Health Authority for the latest guidance (+852 3904 9333).
    If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify the individual and arrange for admission to a public hospital where they will remain in isolation until they test negative twice. If you are deemed to be a close contact of a positive case, you will be place in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 21 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine is mostly spent at a designated hotel . Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will be placed in a government quarantine centre. Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 21 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you’re not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 21 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you’re allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around £20 (HK$200) per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    • you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves their registered address with or without their phone
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine. Hong Kong residents are being asked to work from home where possible and avoid social gatherings.
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 4 people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited. The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.

    Read more
    05.03.2021
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Government to permit reopening of entertainment and sport venues, extension of dining hours from 18 February as COVID-19 cases fall (Reuters, 10.02.2021). Government extends COVID-19 quarantine for some visitors, bans travellers from South Africa (Reuters, 25.12.2020). From 00:01 on 24 December, travellers who had visited the UK for more than two hours within the past 21 days would be denied entry to Hong Kong (Gov.UK, 24.12.2020). Hong Kong to ban all flights from U.K. from 22 December (SCMP, 20.12.2020). Hong Kong temporarily bans flights by British Airways, Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Nepal Airlines after passengers tested COVID-19 positive (Executive Traveller, 14.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). *Entry to Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government will deny entry to Hong Kong to travellers that have visited the UK, Brazil, Ireland or South Africa for more than two hours within the past 21 days. Visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for further details.
    Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions.
    All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus on arrival and need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine. See Testing on arrival and Quarantine requirements below.
    Travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport (with the exception of those travelling from mainland China, Macao and Taiwan) need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong for no less than 21 days, starting on the day of their arrival. You should check the government’s list of hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the holding centre to your hotel. Travellers will then be subject to 21 days compulsory quarantine at that hotel and further testing for Covid-19. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR Government website.
    Travellers who have visited “specified high-risk places” under the Hong Kong SAR government’s Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (CAP. 599H) (United States, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Russia Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates) within the past 21 days, will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure.
    You should check Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required.
    Passengers transiting within a high risk place must be tested within 72 hours of their final departure from that country. All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers need to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June 2020 for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    There is a risk you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 21 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine hotel.
    Travellers will be required to remain at the airport, or a specified hotel overnight, whilst awaiting test results. Passengers arriving on morning flights must proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre located in the Midfield Concourse (MFC) in the restricted area of Hong Kong International Airport. You will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Rambler Hotel in Tsing Yi. Please note that children under the age of 16 cannot stay at the Rambler Hotel unaccompanied. Parents who stay with their child at the HCTR on the first night whilst awaiting test results, will have to continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days. If travelling unaccompanied, there is a risk that a child may have to stay alone overnight at the airport on arrival while awaiting test results. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    Children over the age of 16 travelling to Hong Kong on their own must be met by an adult for checking in to the HCTR whilst they await test results. Please contact the Port Health Authority for the latest guidance (+852 3904 9333).
    If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify the individual and arrange for admission to a public hospital where they will remain in isolation until they test negative twice. If you are deemed to be a close contact of a positive case, you will be place in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 21 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine is mostly spent at a designated hotel . Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will be placed in a government quarantine centre. Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 21 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you’re not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 21 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you’re allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around £20 (HK$200) per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    • you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves their registered address with or without their phone
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine. Hong Kong residents are being asked to work from home where possible and avoid social gatherings.
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 4 people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited. The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.

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    26.02.2021
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Government to permit reopening of entertainment and sport venues, extension of dining hours from 18 February as COVID-19 cases fall (Reuters, 10.02.2021). Government extends COVID-19 quarantine for some visitors, bans travellers from South Africa (Reuters, 25.12.2020). From 00:01 on 24 December, travellers who had visited the UK for more than two hours within the past 21 days would be denied entry to Hong Kong (Gov.UK, 24.12.2020). Hong Kong to ban all flights from U.K. from 22 December (SCMP, 20.12.2020). Hong Kong temporarily bans flights by British Airways, Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Nepal Airlines after passengers tested COVID-19 positive (Executive Traveller, 14.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government will deny entry to Hong Kong and travellers that have visited the UK or South Africa for more than two hours within the past 21 days. Visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for further details. Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions. All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus on arrival and need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine. Travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport (with the exception of those travelling from mainland China, Macao and Taiwan) need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong for no less than 21 days, starting on the day of their arrival. You should check the government’s list of hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the holding centre to your hotel. Travellers will then be subject to 21 days compulsory quarantine at that hotel and further testing for Covid-19. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR Government website.
    Travellers who have visited “specified high-risk places” under the Hong Kong SAR government’s Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (CAP. 599H) (United States, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Russia and Turkey) within the past 21 days, will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. You should check Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required. Passengers transiting within a high risk place must be tested within 72 hours of their final departure from that country.
    All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers need to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June 2020 for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    There is a risk you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 21 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely. Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine hotel. Travellers will be required to remain at the airport, or a specified hotel overnight, whilst awaiting test results. Passengers arriving on morning flights must proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre located in the Midfield Concourse (MFC) in the restricted area of Hong Kong International Airport. You will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Rambler Hotel in Tsing Yi. Please note that children under the age of 16 cannot stay at the Rambler Hotel unaccompanied. Parents who stay with their child at the HCTR on the first night whilst awaiting test results, will have to continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days. If travelling unaccompanied, there is a risk that a child may have to stay alone overnight at the airport on arrival while awaiting test results. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    Children over the age of 16 travelling to Hong Kong on their own must be met by an adult for checking in to the HCTR whilst they await test results. Please contact the Port Health Authority for the latest guidance (+852 3904 9333). If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify the individual and arrange for admission to a public hospital where they will remain in isolation until they test negative twice. If you are deemed to be a close contact of a positive case, you will be place in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 21 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine is mostly spent at a designated hotel. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will be placed in a government quarantine centre.
    Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 21 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website.
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you’re not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 21 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you’re allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    • you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves their registered address with or without their phone
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine. Hong Kong residents are being asked to work from home where possible and avoid social gatherings.
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 2 people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited. The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.

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    12.02.2021
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Government extends COVID-19 quarantine for some visitors, bans travellers from South Africa (Reuters, 25.12.2020). From 00:01 on 24 December, travellers who had visited the UK for more than two hours within the past 21 days would be denied entry to Hong Kong (Gov.UK, 24.12.2020). Hong Kong to ban all flights from U.K. from 22 December (SCMP, 20.12.2020). Hong Kong temporarily bans flights by British Airways, Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Nepal Airlines after passengers tested COVID-19 positive (Executive Traveller, 14.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government will deny entry to Hong Kong and travellers that have visited the UK or South Africa for more than two hours within the past 21 days. Visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for further details. Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions. All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus on arrival and need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine. Travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport (with the exception of those travelling from mainland China, Macao and Taiwan) need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong for no less than 21 days, starting on the day of their arrival. You should check the government’s list of hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the holding centre to your hotel. Travellers will then be subject to 21 days compulsory quarantine at that hotel and further testing for Covid-19. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR Government website.
    Travellers who have visited “specified high-risk places” under the Hong Kong SAR government’s Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (CAP. 599H) (United States, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Russia and Turkey) within the past 21 days, will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. You should check Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required. Passengers transiting within a high risk place must be tested within 72 hours of their final departure from that country.
    All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers need to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June 2020 for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    There is a risk you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 21 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely. Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine hotel. Travellers will be required to remain at the airport, or a specified hotel overnight, whilst awaiting test results. Passengers arriving on morning flights must proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre located in the Midfield Concourse (MFC) in the restricted area of Hong Kong International Airport. You will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Rambler Hotel in Tsing Yi. Please note that children under the age of 16 cannot stay at the Rambler Hotel unaccompanied. Parents who stay with their child at the HCTR on the first night whilst awaiting test results, will have to continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days. If travelling unaccompanied, there is a risk that a child may have to stay alone overnight at the airport on arrival while awaiting test results. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    Children over the age of 16 travelling to Hong Kong on their own must be met by an adult for checking in to the HCTR whilst they await test results. Please contact the Port Health Authority for the latest guidance (+852 3904 9333). If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify the individual and arrange for admission to a public hospital where they will remain in isolation until they test negative twice. If you are deemed to be a close contact of a positive case, you will be place in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 21 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine is mostly spent at a designated hotel. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will be placed in a government quarantine centre.
    Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 21 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website.
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you’re not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 21 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you’re allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    • you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves their registered address with or without their phone
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong including mandatory quarantine. Hong Kong residents are being asked to work from home where possible and avoid social gatherings.
    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 2 people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited. The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD. For up to date information, you should follow theguidance from the Hong Kong authorities .

    Read more
    02.02.2021
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Government extends COVID-19 quarantine for some visitors, bans travellers from South Africa (Reuters, 25.12.2020). From 00:01 on 24 December, travellers who had visited the UK for more than two hours within the past 21 days would be denied entry to Hong Kong (Gov.UK, 24.12.2020). Hong Kong to ban all flights from U.K. from 22 December (SCMP, 20.12.2020). Hong Kong temporarily bans flights by British Airways, Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Nepal Airlines after passengers tested COVID-19 positive (Executive Traveller, 14.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government will deny entry to Hong Kong and travellers that have visited the UK or South Africa for more than two hours within the past 21 days. Visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for further details. Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions. All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus on arrival and need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine. Travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport (with the exception of those travelling from mainland China, Macao and Taiwan) need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong for no less than 21 days, starting on the day of their arrival. You should check the government’s list of hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the holding centre to your hotel. Travellers will then be subject to 21 days compulsory quarantine at that hotel and further testing for Covid-19. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR Government website.
    Travellers who have visited “specified high-risk places” under the Hong Kong SAR government’s Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (CAP. 599H) (United States, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Russia and Turkey) within the past 21 days, will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. You should check Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required. Passengers transiting within a high risk place must be tested within 72 hours of their final departure from that country.
    All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers need to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June 2020 for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    There is a risk you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 21 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation with the exception of the service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely. Arrivals from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao must quarantine at home or in a hotel for 14 days. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine hotel. Travellers will be required to remain at the airport, or a specified hotel overnight, whilst awaiting test results. Passengers arriving on morning flights must proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre located in the Midfield Concourse (MFC) in the restricted area of Hong Kong International Airport. You will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Rambler Hotel in Tsing Yi. Please note that children under the age of 16 cannot stay at the Rambler Hotel unaccompanied. Parents who stay with their child at the HCTR on the first night whilst awaiting test results, will have to continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days. If travelling unaccompanied, there is a risk that a child may have to stay alone overnight at the airport on arrival while awaiting test results. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    Children over the age of 16 travelling to Hong Kong on their own must be met by an adult for checking in to the HCTR whilst they await test results. Please contact the Port Health Authority for the latest guidance (+852 3904 9333). If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify the individual and arrange for admission to a public hospital where they will remain in isolation until they test negative twice. If you are deemed to be a close contact of a positive case, you will be place in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 21 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine is mostly spent at a designated hotel. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will be placed in a government quarantine centre.
    Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 21 days on arrival in a designated hotel. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website.
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you’re not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 21 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you’re allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    • you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves their registered address with or without their phone
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong SAR Government have implemented a range of quarantine measures.

    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of four people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited. The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD. For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.

    Read more
    05.01.2021
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Government extends COVID-19 quarantine for some visitors, bans travellers from South Africa (Reuters, 25.12.2020). From 00:01 on 24 December, travellers who had visited the UK for more than two hours within the past 21 days would be denied entry to Hong Kong (Gov.UK, 24.12.2020). Hong Kong to ban all flights from U.K. from 22 December (SCMP, 20.12.2020). Hong Kong temporarily bans flights by British Airways, Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Nepal Airlines after passengers tested COVID-19 positive (Executive Traveller, 14.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Hong Kong: On 23 December, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government announced that from 00:01 on 24 December, travellers who had visited the UK for more than two hours within the past 21 days would be denied entry to Hong Kong. Travellers who had visited South Africa for more than two hours within the past 21 days would be denied entry. With immediate effect, all travellers arriving at Hong Kong who have stayed outside of mainland China, Macao or Taiwan on the day of arrival, or in the 21 days before arrival, must undergo compulsory quarantine for 21 days at designated quarantine hotels.
    Those who arrived in Hong Kong from the UK after 2 December will need to serve a further 7 days self-isolation at home, in addition to the 14 days of hotel quarantine. Visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for further details.
    Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions.
    All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus on arrival and need to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. See Testing on arrival and Quarantine requirements below.
    Travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport (with the exception of those travelling from mainland China, Macao and Taiwan) 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. For travellers arriving in Hong Kong from 21 December, this reservation must be from a hotel approved by the Hong Kong SAR Government. You should check the government’s list of hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the airport to your hotel. Travellers will then be subject to 14 days compulsory quarantine at that hotel and further testing for Covid-19. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR Government website.
    Travellers who had visited South Africa for more than two hours within the past 21 days would be denied entry. With immediate effect, all travellers arriving at Hong Kong who have stayed outside of mainland China, Macao or Taiwan on the day of arrival, or in the 21 days before arrival, must undergo compulsory quarantine for 21 days at designated quarantine hotels.
    On 1 October, the UK was added to the list of “specified high risk places” under the Hong Kong SAR government’s Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (Cap. 599H). Travellers who have visited these places (United States, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Africa and Turkey) within the past 14 days, will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. You should check Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required. Passengers transiting within a high risk place must be tested within 72 hours of their final departure from that country.
    Children travelling alone will also need to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. If travelling unaccompanied, there is a risk that a child may have to stay alone at the airport on arrival while awaiting test results. Parents who stay with their child at the hotel on the first night, will have to continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Health Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers need to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport.
    An Air Travel Bubble (ATB) between Hong Kong and Singapore, which was due to launch on 22 November, has been postponed. Further information can be found on the Hong Kong Tourism Commission’s website.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    There is a risk you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 14 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine hotel.
    Travellers will be required to remain at the airport, or a specified hotel overnight, whilst awaiting test results. Passengers arriving on morning flights must proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre located in the Midfield Concourse (MFC) in the restricted area of Hong Kong International Airport. You will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Rambler Hotel in Tsing Yi. Please note that Children under the age of 16 cannot stay at the Rambler Hotel unaccompanied. Parents who stay with their child at the HCTR on the first night whilst awaiting test results, will have to continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days. If travelling unaccompanied, there is a risk that a child may have to stay alone overnight at the airport on arrival while awaiting test results. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    Children over the age of 16 travelling to Hong Kong on their own must be met by an adult for checking in to the HCTR whilst they await test results. Please contact the Port Health Authority for the latest guidance (+852 3904 9333).
    If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify the individual and arrange for admission to a public hospital where you will remain in isolation until you test negative twice. If you are deemed to be a close contact of a positive case, you will be place in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 14 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine is spent at a designated hotel. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will be placed in a government quarantine centre.
    Children travelling alone will also need to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website.
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you’re not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 14 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you’re allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    • you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves their registered address with or without their phone
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong SAR Government have implemented a range of quarantine measures.

    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of four people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited. The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD. For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.

    Read more
    25.12.2020
  • Hong Kong Latest News: From 00:01 on 24 December, travellers who had visited the UK for more than two hours within the past 21 days would be denied entry to Hong Kong (Gov.UK, 24.12.2020). Hong Kong to ban all flights from U.K. from 22 December (SCMP, 20.12.2020). Hong Kong temporarily bans flights by British Airways, Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Nepal Airlines after passengers tested COVID-19 positive (Executive Traveller, 14.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Hong Kong: On 23 December, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government announced that from 00:01 on 24 December, travellers who had visited the UK for more than two hours within the past 21 days would be denied entry to Hong Kong.
    Those who arrived in Hong Kong from the UK after 2 December will need to serve a further 7 days self-isolation at home, in addition to the 14 days of hotel quarantine. Visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for further details.
    Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions.
    All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus on arrival and need to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. See Testing on arrival and Quarantine requirements below.
    Travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport (with the exception of those travelling from mainland China, Macao and Taiwan) 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. For travellers arriving in Hong Kong from 21 December, this reservation must be from a hotel approved by the Hong Kong SAR Government. You should check the government’s list of hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the airport to your hotel. Travellers will then be subject to 14 days compulsory quarantine at that hotel and further testing for Covid-19. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR Government website.
    On 1 October, the UK was added to the list of “specified high risk places” under the Hong Kong SAR government’s Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (Cap. 599H). Travellers who have visited these places (United States, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Africa and Turkey) within the past 14 days, will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. You should check Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required. Passengers transiting within a high risk place must be tested within 72 hours of their final departure from that country.
    Children travelling alone will also need to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. If travelling unaccompanied, there is a risk that a child may have to stay alone at the airport on arrival while awaiting test results. Parents who stay with their child at the hotel on the first night, will have to continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Health Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers need to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport.
    An Air Travel Bubble (ATB) between Hong Kong and Singapore, which was due to launch on 22 November, has been postponed. Further information can be found on the Hong Kong Tourism Commission’s website.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.
    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    There is a risk you will be placed into isolation in hospital in Hong Kong or 14 days government quarantine. All passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you need to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.
    *Health declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport need to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing on arrival: All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine hotel.
    Travellers will be required to remain at the airport, or a specified hotel overnight, whilst awaiting test results. Passengers arriving on morning flights must proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre located in the Midfield Concourse (MFC) in the restricted area of Hong Kong International Airport. You will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Rambler Hotel in Tsing Yi. Please note that Children under the age of 16 cannot stay at the Rambler Hotel unaccompanied. Parents who stay with their child at the HCTR on the first night whilst awaiting test results, will have to continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days. If travelling unaccompanied, there is a risk that a child may have to stay alone overnight at the airport on arrival while awaiting test results. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website.
    Children over the age of 16 travelling to Hong Kong on their own must be met by an adult for checking in to the HCTR whilst they await test results. Please contact the Port Health Authority for the latest guidance (+852 3904 9333).
    If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify the individual and arrange for admission to a public hospital where you will remain in isolation until you test negative twice. If you are deemed to be a close contact of a positive case, you will be place in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre for 14 days. All arrivals including those who test negative for coronavirus need to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine is spent at a designated hotel. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will be placed in a government quarantine centre.
    Children travelling alone will also need to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Heath Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website.
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you’re not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 14 days. This means you’re also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you’re allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    • you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves their registered address with or without their phone
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong SAR Government have implemented a range of quarantine measures.

    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of four people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited. The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD. For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.

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    24.12.2020
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Hong Kong to ban all flights from U.K. from 22 December (SCMP, 20.12.2020). Hong Kong temporarily bans flights by British Airways, Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Nepal Airlines after passengers tested COVID-19 positive (Executive Traveller, 14.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Hong Kong: On 21 December, the Hong Kong SAR government announced that from 00.01am on 22 December, travellers who had visited the UK for more than two hours within the past 14 days would be denied entry to Hong Kong. Those who arrived in Hong Kong from the UK after 2 December will need to serve a further 7 days self-isolation at home, in addition to the 14 days of hotel quarantine. Visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for further details.
    Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions.
    All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus on arrival and will be required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. Travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport (with the exception of those travelling from mainland China, Macao and Taiwan) 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. For travellers arriving in Hong Kong from 21 December, this reservation must be from a hotel approved by the Hong Kong SAR Government.
    You should check the government’s list of hotels. when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the airport to your hotel. Travellers will then be subject to 14 days compulsory quarantine at that hotel and further testing for Covid-19. You can find further details on the Hong Kong SAR Government website.
    On 1 October, the UK was added to the list of “specified high risk places” under the Hong Kong SAR government’s Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (Cap. 599H). Travellers who have visited these places (United States, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Africa and Turkey) within the past 14 days, will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. You should check Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required. Passengers transiting within a high risk place must be tested within 72 hours of their final departure from that country.
    Children travelling alone will also need to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. If travelling unaccompanied, there is a risk that a child may have to stay alone at the airport on arrival while awaiting test results. Parents who stay with their child at the hotel on the first night, will have to continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Health Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone. All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers need to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport.
    An Air Travel Bubble (ATB) between Hong Kong and Singapore, which was due to launch on 22 November, has been postponed. Further information can be found on the Hong Kong Tourism Commission’s website.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.

    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website. There is a risk you will be placed into 14 days government quarantine. All passengers able to transit Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those passengers not displaying a high temperature will be allowed to connect to their next flight. But passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you will be required to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.

    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.

    *Health Declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport are required to submit a health declaration form.

    *Testing / screening on arrival: All arrivals (including transit passengers) will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If they meet further risk criteria, they will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment. All asymptomatic arrivals ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine location. Passengers arriving on morning flights must proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre located in the Midfield Concourse (MFC) in the restricted area of Hong Kong International Airport. You will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Rambler Hotel in Tsing Yi. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website. Children travelling to Hong Kong on their own must be met by an adult for checking in to the HCTR whilst they await test results. Please contact the Port Health Authority for the latest guidance (+852 3904 9333). If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify you and arrange for admission to a public hospital. All arrivals, including those who test negative for coronavirus, are required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine.

    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine is usually spent at a hotel, but arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will also be required to go in to a government quarantine centre.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website. For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong: • you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 14 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine; • if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost; • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning; • you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves their registered address with or without their phone. Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements. See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong SAR Government have implemented a range of quarantine measures.

    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of four people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited. The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD. For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.

    Read more
    21.12.2020
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Hong Kong temporarily bans flights by British Airways, Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Nepal Airlines after passengers tested COVID-19 positive (Executive Traveller, 14.12.2020). Hong Kong authorities ban British Airways flights from 12 until 25 December after two passengers test positive for COVID-19 (South China Morning Post, 11.12.2020). Air travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore delayed until 2021 because of increases in COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong (Reuters, 01.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Hong Kong: Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions.

    All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus on arrival and will be required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. Travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport (with the exception of those travelling from mainland China, Macao and Taiwan) 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. For travellers arriving in Hong Kong from 21 December, this reservation must be from a hotel approved by the Hong Kong SAR Government.
    You should check the government’s list of hotelsHong Kong SAR Government website.
    On 1 October, the UK was added to the list of “specified high risk places” under the Hong Kong SAR government’s Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (Cap. 599H). Travellers who have visited these places (United States, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Africa and Turkey) within the past 14 days, will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. You should check Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required. Passengers transiting within a high risk place must be tested within 72 hours of their final departure from that country.
    Children travelling alone will also need to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. If travelling unaccompanied, there is a risk that a child may have to stay alone at the airport on arrival while awaiting test results. Parents who stay with their child at the hotel on the first night, will have to continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Health Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone. All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers need to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport.
    An Air Travel Bubble (ATB) between Hong Kong and Singapore, which was due to launch on 22 November, has been postponed. Further information can be found on the Hong Kong Tourism Commission’s website.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.

    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website. There is a risk you will be placed into 14 days government quarantine. All passengers able to transit Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those passengers not displaying a high temperature will be allowed to connect to their next flight. But passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you will be required to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.

    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.

    *Health Declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport are required to submit a health declaration form.

    *Testing / screening on arrival: All arrivals (including transit passengers) will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If they meet further risk criteria, they will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment. All asymptomatic arrivals ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine location. Passengers arriving on morning flights must proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre located in the Midfield Concourse (MFC) in the restricted area of Hong Kong International Airport. You will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Rambler Hotel in Tsing Yi. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website. Children travelling to Hong Kong on their own must be met by an adult for checking in to the HCTR whilst they await test results. Please contact the Port Health Authority for the latest guidance (+852 3904 9333). If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify you and arrange for admission to a public hospital. All arrivals, including those who test negative for coronavirus, are required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine.

    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine is usually spent at a hotel, but arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will also be required to go in to a government quarantine centre.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website. For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong: • you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 14 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine; • if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost; • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning; • you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves their registered address with or without their phone. Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements. See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong SAR Government have implemented a range of quarantine measures.

    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of four people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited. The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD. For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.

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    18.12.2020
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Air travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore delayed until 2021 because of increases in COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong (Reuters, 01.12.2020). Hong Kong bans Air India flights from Delhi until 3 December after several passengers tested positive for COVID-19 post-arrival (NPI, 20.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Hong Kong: Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions. All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus on arrival and will be required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. Arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. From 13 November, travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport (with the exception of those travelling from mainland China, Macao 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. Travellers who have visited these places (i.e. The United States, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Ethiopia, France, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Turkey and UK) within the past 14 days, will be required to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. You should check Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the required documents.
    Children travelling alone will also need to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. It is down to hotel policy whether a child can self-isolate alone. If travelling unaccompanied, there is a risk that a child may have to stay along at the airport on arrival while awaiting test results. Parents who stay with their child at the hotel on the first night, will have to continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website and you should call the Port Health Division (+852 3904 9333) to understand the latest requirements if your child is travelling alone.
    All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers need to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. An Air Travel Bubble (ATB) between Hong Kong and Singapore, which was due to launch on 22 November, has been postponed. Further information can be found on the Hong Kong Tourism Commission’s website. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.

    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website. There is a risk you will be placed into 14 days government quarantine. All passengers able to transit Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those passengers not displaying a high temperature will be allowed to connect to their next flight. But passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you will be required to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.

    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.

    *Health Declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport are required to submit a health declaration form.

    *Testing / screening on arrival: All arrivals (including transit passengers) will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If they meet further risk criteria, they will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment. All asymptomatic arrivals ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine location. Passengers arriving on morning flights must proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre located in the Midfield Concourse (MFC) in the restricted area of Hong Kong International Airport. You will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Rambler Hotel in Tsing Yi. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website. Children travelling to Hong Kong on their own must be met by an adult for checking in to the HCTR whilst they await test results. Please contact the Port Health Authority for the latest guidance (+852 3904 9333). If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify you and arrange for admission to a public hospital. All arrivals, including those who test negative for coronavirus, are required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine.

    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine is usually spent at a hotel, but arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will also be required to go in to a government quarantine centre.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website. For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong: • you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 14 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine; • if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost; • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning; • you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves their registered address with or without their phone. Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements. See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong SAR Government have implemented a range of quarantine measures.

    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of four people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited. The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD. For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.

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    04.12.2020
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Travel bubble between HKG and Singapore to begin 22 November (Reuters, 10.11.2020). Hong Kong authorities suspend Air India flights from Mumbai until 10 November (Times of India, 28.10.2020). Hong Kong bans Air India and Vistara flights from 17-30 October (NDTV,16.10.2020). Hong Kong and Singapore have agreed to a bilateral air travel bubble (AP, 15.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Hong Kong: Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions. All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus on arrival and will be required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. Arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. From 13 November, travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport (with the exception of those travelling from mainland China, Macao 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. Travellers who have visited these places (i.e. The United States, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Ethiopia, France, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Turkey and UK) within the past 14 days, will be required to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. You should check Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the required documents. There are additional requirements for children travelling alone, as some hotels do not accept minors without an accompanying adult. Further detail can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website. All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers are required to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. An Air Travel Bubble (ATB) between Hong Kong and Singapore will launch on 22 November. The ATB will facilitate quarantine-free travel between Hong Kong and Singapore via designated flights. Additional COVID-19 testing is required. Further information can be found on the Hong Kong Tourism Commission’s website.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR government coronavirus website.

    *Transiting Hong Kong: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website. There is a risk you will be placed into 14 days government quarantine. All passengers able to transit Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those passengers not displaying a high temperature will be allowed to connect to their next flight. But passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you will be required to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.

    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China: All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.

    *Health Declaration form: All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport are required to submit a health declaration form.

    *Testing / screening on arrival: All arrivals (including transit passengers) will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If they meet further risk criteria, they will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment. All asymptomatic arrivals ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine location. Passengers arriving on morning flights must proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre located in the Midfield Concourse (MFC) in the restricted area of Hong Kong International Airport. You will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Rambler Hotel in Tsing Yi. Further information is available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website. Children travelling to Hong Kong on their own must be met by an adult for checking in to the HCTR whilst they await test results. Please contact the Port Health Authority for the latest guidance (+852 3904 9333). If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify you and arrange for admission to a public hospital. All arrivals, including those who test negative for coronavirus, are required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine.

    *Quarantine requirements: Quarantine is usually spent at a hotel, but arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will also be required to go in to a government quarantine centre.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR government’s website. For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong: • you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 14 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine; • if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost; • items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning; • you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves their registered address with or without their phone. Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements. See the Hong Kong government coronavirus website for further information.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place upon arrival in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong SAR Government have implemented a range of quarantine measures.

    *Public spaces and services: Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of four people (members of the same household are exempt). The operations of various businesses, including restaurants and bars, have been limited. The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD. For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.

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    13.11.2020
  • Hong Kong Latest News: Hong Kong’s aviation regulator bans flights from, to Kuala Lumpur until 3 October after five Cathay Dragon passengers tested positive for COVID-19 (South China Morning Post, 19.09.2020). Air India banned from flying into Hong Kong for two weeks because of COVID-19 concerns (TOI, 18.08.2020). Travelers from China to be allowed to transit through Hong Kong Airport starting 15 August following COVID-19 ban. Transit in the other direction, inbound to mainland China, will remain banned. (Channel News Asia, 12.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Hong Kong:
    Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions.
    All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus on arrival and will be required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. Arrivals from the UK before 1 October may undertake quarantine at home. Arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre.
    On 1 October, the UK will be added to the list of “specified high risk places” under the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (Cap. 599H). Travellers who have visited these places (i.e. The United States, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa) within the past 14 days, will be required 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 from these destinations will also be required to provide negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19 taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. You should check Hong Kong SAR Government’s website for important details about the required documents.
    You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.
    All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers are required to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR Government coronavirus website.

    Transiting Hong Kong:
    Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed until 15 October. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
    There is a risk you will be placed into 14 days government quarantine. All passengers able to transit Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those passengers not displaying a high temperature will be allowed to connect to their next flight. But passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you will be required to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.

    *Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China:
    All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.
    *Health Declaration form:
    All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport are required to submit a health declaration form.
    *Testing / screening on arrival:
    All arrivals (including transit passengers) will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If they meet further risk criteria, they will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment.
    All asymptomatic arrivals ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine location.
    Passengers arriving on morning flights will be taken to the AsiaWorld Expo centre and will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Regal Oriental Hotel win Kowloon.
    If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify you and arrange for admission to a public hospital. All arrivals, including those who test negative for coronavirus, are required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. below.
    *Quarantine requirements:
    Quarantine is usually spent at a hotel or residential address, but arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will also be required to go in to a government quarantine centre.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit: here. For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    • you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 14 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    • if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost
    • items that can be taken into government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning
    • you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves their registered address with or without their phone
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to Government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See the Hong Kong Government coronavirus website for further information.

    Internal restrictions:

    *Travel in Hong Kong: There are local travel restrictions in place in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong SAR Government have implemented a range of quarantine measures.
    *Public spaces and services:
    Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of four people (members of the same household are exempt). Restaurant operations have been limited and various businesses, including bars have been closed.
    The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.

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    25.09.2020
  • Hong Kong Air India banned from flying into Hong Kong for two weeks because of COVID-19 concerns (TOI, 18.08.2020). Travelers from China to be allowed to transit through Hong Kong Airport starting 15 August following COVID-19 ban. Transit in the other direction, inbound to mainland China, will remain banned. (Channel News Asia, 12.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions. All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus and will be required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. Arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. Travellers who have visited high-risk destinations (i.e. The United States, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa ) within the past 14 days, will be required to provide confirmation, in English or Chinese, of a room reservation in a hotel in Hong Kong for no less than 14 days, starting on the day of their arrival. Travellers from these destinations will also be required to provide a letter, certified by a laboratory or health institution, verifying that they have undergone, and received a negative test result for COVID-19 no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. The letter should bear the name and identity card or passport number of the traveller. Travellers will also be required to provide a letter, in English or Chinese, issued by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located, certifying that the laboratory or healthcare institution is recognised or approved by the government. All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers are required to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport.

    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR Government coronavirus website /. Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed until 15 October. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website/. There is a risk you will be placed into 14 days government quarantine. All passengers able to transit Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those passengers not displaying a high temperature will be allowed to connect to their next flight. But passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you will be required to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.

    All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. The special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport has now ceased operations. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development. All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport are required to submit a health declaration form.

    All arrivals (including transit passengers) will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If they meet further risk criteria, they will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment. All asymptomatic arrivals ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine location. Passengers arriving on morning flights will be taken to the AsiaWorld Expo centre and will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Regal Oriental Hotel win Kowloon. If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify you and arrange for admission to a public hospital. All arrivals, including those who test negative for coronavirus, are required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine.

    Quarantine is usually spent at home or a residential address, but arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will also be required to go in to a government quarantine centre. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions/. For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong: you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 14 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine. if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost. items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning. if you are arriving in Hong Kong from Europe and the US, during an initial trial of the technology, you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves home with or without their phone; arrivals from other destinations may be issued with non-bluetooth wristbands. Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to Government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements. See the Hong Kong Government coronavirus website for further information./

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are local travel restrictions in place in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong SAR Government have implemented a range of quarantine measures. Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of four people (members of the same household are exempt). Restaurant operations have been limited and various businesses, including bars have been closed. The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in all public spaces, including on public transport. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD. For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities. For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities.

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    11.09.2020
  • Hong Kong Air India banned from flying into Hong Kong for two weeks because of COVID-19 concerns (TOI, 18.08.2020). Travelers from China to be allowed to transit through Hong Kong Airport starting 15 August following COVID-19 ban. Transit in the other direction, inbound to mainland China, will remain banned. (Channel News Asia, 12.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions.
    All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus and will be required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. Arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. From 25 July, travellers who have visited high-risk destinations (i.e. Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa) within the past 14 days, will be required to provide confirmation, in English or Chinese, of a room reservation in a hotel in Hong Kong for no less than 14 days, starting on the day of their arrival. Travellers from these destinations will also be required to provide a letter, certified by a laboratory or health institution, verifying that they have undergone, and received a negative test result for COVID-19 no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. The letter should bear the name and identity card or passport number of the traveller. Travellers will also be required to provide a letter, in English or Chinese, issued by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located, certifying that the laboratory or healthcare institution is recognised or approved by the government.
    All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers are required to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR Government coronavirus website .
    **Transit: Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed until 15 October. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website . There is a risk you will be placed into 14 days government quarantine. All passengers able to transit Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those passengers not displaying a high temperature will be allowed to connect to their next flight. But passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you will be required to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.

    All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. A special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport will operate until 16 July 2020 to facilitate the return of Macao residents. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.

    All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport are required to submit a health declaration form. All arrivals (including transit passengers) will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If they meet further risk criteria, they will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment. All asymptomatic arrivals ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine location. Passengers arriving on morning flights will be taken to the AsiaWorld Expo centre and will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Regal Oriental Hotel win Kowloon. If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify you and arrange for admission to a public hospital. All arrivals, including those who test negative for coronavirus, are required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine.

    Quarantine is usually spent at home or a residential address, but arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will also be required to go in to a government quarantine centre. Hong Kong residents (irrespective of their nationality) arriving from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and South Africa will be tested for coronavirus upon arrival and then transferred in coaches to a government quarantine centre for a 14-day compulsory quarantine period. Arrivals from these countries will not be able to serve their quarantine period at home or in another residential address. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong: you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 14 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine; if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around £20 (HK$200) per night towards the cost; items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning[ if you are quarantined at your home address you will be expected to activate sharing of your real-time location with the Hong Kong government, or be tagged electronically; if you are arriving in Hong Kong from Europe and the US, during an initial trial of the technology, you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves home with or without their phone; arrivals from other destinations may be issued with non-bluetooth wristbands. Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to Government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements. See the Hong Kong Government coronavirus website for further information.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are local travel restrictions in place in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong SAR Government have implemented a range of quarantine measures. Following a recent resurgence in coronavirus cases, the Hong Kong government has introduced new restrictions which came into effect on 15 July. Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of two people (members of the same household are exempt). Restaurants will be closed after 1800 and will only offer takeaway services after this time. Various businesses, including bars, cinemas, spas and gyms have been closed. The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks on public transport, including taxis. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    From July 29, the Hong Kong government will require the wearing of masks in all indoor and outdoor public places, public transport facilities, and bus interchanges and adjoining facilities.
    For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities website . On Tuesday 1 September, the government launched a voluntary Universal Community Testing Programme for Coronavirus, which is due to last at least one week. Further details can be found on the Community Test website .

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    07.09.2020
  • Hong Kong Air India banned from flying into Hong Kong for two weeks because of COVID-19 concerns (TOI, 18.08.2020). Travelers from China to be allowed to transit through Hong Kong Airport starting 15 August following COVID-19 ban. Transit in the other direction, inbound to mainland China, will remain banned. (Channel News Asia, 12.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions. All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus and will be required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. Arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. From 25 July, travellers who have visited high-risk destinations (i.e. Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa) within the past 14 days, will be required to provide confirmation, in English or Chinese, of a room reservation in a hotel in Hong Kong for no less than 14 days, starting on the day of their arrival. Travellers from these destinations will also be required to provide a letter, certified by a laboratory or health institution, verifying that they have undergone, and received a negative test result for COVID-19 no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. The letter should bear the name and identity card or passport number of the traveller. Travellers will also be required to provide a letter, in English or Chinese, issued by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located, certifying that the laboratory or healthcare institution is recognised or approved by the government. From 29 July, the United States and Kazakhstan will be included on the list of high risk countries. The entry requirements above will apply to all travellers who have visited either country within the past 14 days. All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers are required to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR Government coronavirus website [https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html].

    Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed, although transiting to and from mainland China will still not be possible. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website [https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/important-notice/index.page?noticeid=1523424631510-3]. There is a risk you will be placed into 14 days government quarantine. All passengers able to transit Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those passengers not displaying a high temperature will be allowed to connect to their next flight. But passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you will be required to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.

    All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. A special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport will operate until 16 July 2020 to facilitate the return of Macao residents. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.

    All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport are required to submit a health declaration form. All arrivals (including transit passengers) will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If they meet further risk criteria, they will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment. All asymptomatic arrivals ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine location. Passengers arriving on morning flights will be taken to the AsiaWorld Expo centre and will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Regal Oriental Hotel win Kowloon. If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify you and arrange for admission to a public hospital. All arrivals, including those who test negative for coronavirus, are required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine.

    Quarantine is usually spent at home or a residential address, but arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will also be required to go in to a government quarantine centre. Hong Kong residents (irrespective of their nationality) arriving from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and South Africa will be tested for coronavirus upon arrival and then transferred in coaches to a government quarantine centre for a 14-day compulsory quarantine period. Arrivals from these countries will not be able to serve their quarantine period at home or in another residential address. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong: you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 14 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine; if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around £20 (HK$200) per night towards the cost; items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning[ if you are quarantined at your home address you will be expected to activate sharing of your real-time location with the Hong Kong government, or be tagged electronically; if you are arriving in Hong Kong from Europe and the US, during an initial trial of the technology, you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves home with or without their phone; arrivals from other destinations may be issued with non-bluetooth wristbands. Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to Government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements. See the Hong Kong Government coronavirus website for further information [https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are local travel restrictions in place in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong SAR Government have implemented a range of quarantine measures. Following a recent resurgence in coronavirus cases, the Hong Kong government has introduced new restrictions which came into effect on 15 July. Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of two people (members of the same household are exempt). Restaurants will be closed after 1800 and will only offer takeaway services after this time. Various businesses, including bars, cinemas, spas and gyms have been closed. The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks on public transport, including taxis. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    From July 29, the Hong Kong government will require the wearing of masks in all indoor and outdoor public places, public transport facilities, and bus interchanges and adjoining facilities.
    For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities [https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/reduce-gatherings.html]. On Tuesday 1 September, the government launched a voluntary Universal Community Testing Programme for Coronavirus, which is due to last at least one week. Further details can be found on the Community Test website [https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/about/?lang=en].

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    01.09.2020
  • Hong Kong *****

    International restrictions:

    Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions. All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus and will be required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. Arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. From 25 July, travellers who have visited high-risk destinations (i.e. Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa) within the past 14 days, will be required to provide confirmation, in English or Chinese, of a room reservation in a hotel in Hong Kong for no less than 14 days, starting on the day of their arrival. Travellers from these destinations will also be required to provide a letter, certified by a laboratory or health institution, verifying that they have undergone, and received a negative test result for COVID-19 no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. The letter should bear the name and identity card or passport number of the traveller. Travellers will also be required to provide a letter, in English or Chinese, issued by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located, certifying that the laboratory or healthcare institution is recognised or approved by the government. From 29 July, the United States and Kazakhstan will be included on the list of high risk countries. The entry requirements above will apply to all travellers who have visited either country within the past 14 days. All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers are required to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR Government coronavirus website [https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html].

    Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed, although transiting to and from mainland China will still not be possible. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website [https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/important-notice/index.page?noticeid=1523424631510-3]. There is a risk you will be placed into 14 days government quarantine. All passengers able to transit Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those passengers not displaying a high temperature will be allowed to connect to their next flight. But passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you will be required to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.

    All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. A special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport will operate until 16 July 2020 to facilitate the return of Macao residents. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.

    All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport are required to submit a health declaration form. All arrivals (including transit passengers) will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If they meet further risk criteria, they will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment. All asymptomatic arrivals ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine location. Passengers arriving on morning flights will be taken to the AsiaWorld Expo centre and will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Regal Oriental Hotel win Kowloon. If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify you and arrange for admission to a public hospital. All arrivals, including those who test negative for coronavirus, are required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine.

    Quarantine is usually spent at home or a residential address, but arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will also be required to go in to a government quarantine centre. Hong Kong residents (irrespective of their nationality) arriving from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and South Africa will be tested for coronavirus upon arrival and then transferred in coaches to a government quarantine centre for a 14-day compulsory quarantine period. Arrivals from these countries will not be able to serve their quarantine period at home or in another residential address. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong: you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 14 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine; if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around £20 (HK$200) per night towards the cost; items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning[ if you are quarantined at your home address you will be expected to activate sharing of your real-time location with the Hong Kong government, or be tagged electronically; if you are arriving in Hong Kong from Europe and the US, during an initial trial of the technology, you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves home with or without their phone; arrivals from other destinations may be issued with non-bluetooth wristbands. Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to Government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements. See the Hong Kong Government coronavirus website for further information [https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are local travel restrictions in place in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong SAR Government have implemented a range of quarantine measures. Following a recent resurgence in coronavirus cases, the Hong Kong government has introduced new restrictions which came into effect on 15 July. Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of four people. Restaurants will be closed after 1800 and will only offer takeaway services after this time. Various businesses, including bars, cinemas, spas and gyms will be closed. The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks on public transport, including taxis. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD.
    From July 29, the Hong Kong government will require the wearing of masks in all indoor and outdoor public places, public transport facilities, and bus interchanges and adjoining facilities.
    For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities [https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/reduce-gatherings.html].

    Read more
    28.07.2020
  • Hong Kong *****Entry restrictions:
    Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions. All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus and will be required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. Arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. From 25 July, travellers who have visited high-risk destinations (i.e. Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa) within the past 14 days, will be required to provide confirmation, in English or Chinese, of a room reservation in a hotel in Hong Kong for no less than 14 days, starting on the day of their arrival. Travellers from these destinations will also be required to provide a letter, certified by a laboratory or health institution, verifying that they have undergone, and received a negative test result for COVID-19 no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. The letter should bear the name and identity card or passport number of the traveller. Travellers will also be required to provide a letter, in English or Chinese, issued by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located, certifying that the laboratory or healthcare institution is recognised or approved by the government. From 29 July, the United States and Kazakhstan will be included on the list of high risk countries. The entry requirements above will apply to all travellers who have visited either country within the past 14 days. All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers are required to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR Government coronavirus website [https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html].

    Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed, although transiting to and from mainland China will still not be possible. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website [https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/important-notice/index.page?noticeid=1523424631510-3]. There is a risk you will be placed into 14 days government quarantine. All passengers able to transit Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those passengers not displaying a high temperature will be allowed to connect to their next flight. But passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you will be required to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.

    All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. A special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport will operate until 16 July 2020 to facilitate the return of Macao residents. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.

    All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport are required to submit a health declaration form. All arrivals (including transit passengers) will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If they meet further risk criteria, they will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment. All asymptomatic arrivals ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine location. Passengers arriving on morning flights will be taken to the AsiaWorld Expo centre and will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Regal Oriental Hotel win Kowloon. If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify you and arrange for admission to a public hospital. All arrivals, including those who test negative for coronavirus, are required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine.

    Quarantine is usually spent at home or a residential address, but arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will also be required to go in to a government quarantine centre. Hong Kong residents (irrespective of their nationality) arriving from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and South Africa will be tested for coronavirus upon arrival and then transferred in coaches to a government quarantine centre for a 14-day compulsory quarantine period. Arrivals from these countries will not be able to serve their quarantine period at home or in another residential address. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong: you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 14 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine; if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around £20 (HK$200) per night towards the cost; items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning[ if you are quarantined at your home address you will be expected to activate sharing of your real-time location with the Hong Kong government, or be tagged electronically; if you are arriving in Hong Kong from Europe and the US, during an initial trial of the technology, you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves home with or without their phone; arrivals from other destinations may be issued with non-bluetooth wristbands. Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to Government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements. See the Hong Kong Government coronavirus website for further information [https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are local travel restrictions in place in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong SAR Government have implemented a range of quarantine measures. Following a recent resurgence in coronavirus cases, the Hong Kong government has introduced new restrictions which came into effect on 15 July. Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of four people. Restaurants will be closed after 1800 and will only offer takeaway services after this time. Various businesses, including bars, cinemas, spas and gyms will be closed. The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks on public transport, including taxis. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD. For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities [https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/reduce-gatherings.html].

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    23.07.2020
  • Hong Kong *****Entry restrictions
    Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions. All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus and will be required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. Arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. From 25 July, travellers arriving from high-risk destinations (i.e. Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa) will be permitted to spend quarantine in a hotel, provided that they can provide confirmation, in English or Chinese, of a room reservation in a hotel in Hong Kong for no less than 14 days, starting on the day of their arrival. However, travellers from these destinations will also be required to provide a letter, certified by a laboratory or health institution, verifying that they have undergone, and received a negative test result for COVID-19 no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. The letter should bear the name and identity card or passport number of the traveller. Travellers will also be required to provide a letter, in English or Chinese, issued by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located, certifying that the laboratory or healthcare institution is recognised or approved by the government.
    All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers are required to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport from 1 June 2020 until further notice. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR Government coronavirus website. [https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html]

    Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed, although transiting to and from mainland China will still not be possible. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website [https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/important-notice/index.page?noticeid=1523424631510-3]. There is a risk you will be placed into 14 days government quarantine. All passengers able to transit Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those passengers not displaying a high temperature will be allowed to connect to their next flight. But passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you will be required to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.

    All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. A special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport will operate until 16 July 2020 to facilitate the return of Macao residents. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.

    All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport are required to submit a health declaration form. All arrivals (including transit passengers) will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If they meet further risk criteria, they will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment. All asymptomatic arrivals ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine location. Passengers arriving on morning flights will be taken to the AsiaWorld Expo centre and will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Regal Oriental Hotel win Kowloon. If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify you and arrange for admission to a public hospital. All arrivals, including those who test negative for coronavirus, are required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine.

    Quarantine is usually spent at home or a residential address, but arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will also be required to go in to a government quarantine centre. Hong Kong residents (irrespective of their nationality) arriving from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and South Africa will be tested for coronavirus upon arrival and then transferred in coaches to a government quarantine centre for a 14-day compulsory quarantine period. Arrivals from these countries will not be able to serve their quarantine period at home or in another residential address. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong: you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 14 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine; if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around £20 (HK$200) per night towards the cost; items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning[ if you are quarantined at your home address you will be expected to activate sharing of your real-time location with the Hong Kong government, or be tagged electronically; if you are arriving in Hong Kong from Europe and the US, during an initial trial of the technology, you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves home with or without their phone; arrivals from other destinations may be issued with non-bluetooth wristbands. Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to Government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements. See the Hong Kong Government coronavirus website for further information [https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are local travel restrictions in place in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong SAR Government have implemented a range of quarantine measures. Following a recent resurgence in coronavirus cases, the Hong Kong government has introduced new restrictions which came into effect on 15 July. Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of four people. Restaurants will be closed after 1800 and will only offer takeaway services after this time. Various businesses, including bars, cinemas, spas and gyms will be closed. The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks on public transport, including taxis. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD. For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities [https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/reduce-gatherings.html].

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    21.07.2020
  • Hong Kong *****Entry restrictions
    Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from the above restrictions. The Hong Kong government is planning to require travellers from certain high-risk countries to obtain a negative result from a COVID-19 test before arriving in Hong Kong. A list of high-risk countries has yet to be published, but it is likely to be subject to frequent amendments once implemented. Travellers should check the latest advice before travelling. All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus and will be required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. Quarantine is usually spent at a residential address, but arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. Hong Kong residents arriving from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and South Africa will be tested for coronavirus upon arrival and then transferred in coaches to a government quarantine centre for a 14-day compulsory quarantine period. All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers are required to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport from 1 June 2020 until further notice. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR Government coronavirus website. [https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html]

    Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed, although transiting to and from mainland China will still not be possible. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website [https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/important-notice/index.page?noticeid=1523424631510-3]. There is a risk you will be placed into 14 days government quarantine. All passengers able to transit Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those passengers not displaying a high temperature will be allowed to connect to their next flight. But passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you will be required to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.

    All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. A special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport will operate until 16 July 2020 to facilitate the return of Macao residents. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely. Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.

    All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport are required to submit a health declaration form. All arrivals (including transit passengers) will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If they meet further risk criteria, they will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment. All asymptomatic arrivals ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine location. Passengers arriving on morning flights will be taken to the AsiaWorld Expo centre and will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Regal Oriental Hotel win Kowloon. If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify you and arrange for admission to a public hospital. All arrivals, including those who test negative for coronavirus, are required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine.

    Quarantine is usually spent at home or a residential address, but arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will also be required to go in to a government quarantine centre. Hong Kong residents (irrespective of their nationality) arriving from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and South Africa will be tested for coronavirus upon arrival and then transferred in coaches to a government quarantine centre for a 14-day compulsory quarantine period. Arrivals from these countries will not be able to serve their quarantine period at home or in another residential address. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong: you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 14 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine; if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around £20 (HK$200) per night towards the cost; items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning[ if you are quarantined at your home address you will be expected to activate sharing of your real-time location with the Hong Kong government, or be tagged electronically; if you are arriving in Hong Kong from Europe and the US, during an initial trial of the technology, you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves home with or without their phone; arrivals from other destinations may be issued with non-bluetooth wristbands. Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to Government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements. See the Hong Kong Government coronavirus website for further information [https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are local travel restrictions in place in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong SAR Government have implemented a range of quarantine measures. Following a recent resurgence in coronavirus cases, the Hong Kong government has introduced new restrictions which came into effect on 15 July. Public gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of four people. Restaurants will be closed after 1800 and will only offer takeaway services after this time. Various businesses, including bars, cinemas, spas and gyms will be closed. The government has also introduced a mandatory requirement to wear face masks on public transport, including taxis. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to 5000 HKD. For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities [https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/reduce-gatherings.html].

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    15.07.2020
  • Hong Kong *****Entry restrictions
    Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus and will be required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. Quarantine is usually spent at a residential address, but arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. Hong Kong residents arriving from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and South Africa will be tested for coronavirus upon arrival and then transferred in coaches to a government quarantine centre for a 14-day compulsory quarantine period. All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers are required to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport from 1 June 2020 until further notice. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR Government coronavirus website [https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html]

    Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed, although transiting to and from mainland China will still not be possible. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website [https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/important-notice/index.page?noticeid=1523424631510-3]. There is a risk you will be placed into 14 days government quarantine. All passengers able to transit Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those passengers not displaying a high temperature will be allowed to connect to their next flight. But passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you will be required to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macau must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. A special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport will operate until 16 July 2020 to facilitate the return of Macao residents. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.

    All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport are required to submit a health declaration form.
    All arrivals (including transit passengers) will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If they meet further risk criteria, they will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are local travel restrictions in place in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong SAR Government have implemented a range of quarantine measures. The Hong Kong government has prohibited group gatherings with more than fifty people in public places – though some exemptions to this rule do apply (e.g. religious gatherings). Failure to comply with the prohibition may result in a six month prison sentence and a substantial fine. If you’re eating at a restaurant, there are restrictions on the number of people per table. For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities [https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/reduce-gatherings.html].

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    14.07.2020
  • Hong Kong *****Entry restrictions
    Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus and will be required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. Quarantine is usually spent at a residential address, but arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. Hong Kong residents arriving from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and South Africa will be tested for coronavirus upon arrival and then transferred in coaches to a government quarantine centre for a 14-day compulsory quarantine period.All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers are required to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport from 1 June 2020 until further notice. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR Government coronavirus website [https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html]
    Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport resumed on 15 June for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed, although transiting to and from mainland China will still not be possible. You should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website [https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/important-notice/index.page?noticeid=1523424631510-3].
    There is a risk you will be placed into 14 days government quarantine. All passengers able to transit Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those passengers not displaying a high temperature will be allowed to connect to their next flight. But passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you will be required to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    .All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. A special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport will end on16 July 2020 to facilitate the return of Macao residents. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.
    All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport are required to submit a health declaration form.
    All arrivals (including transit passengers) will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If they meet further risk criteria, they will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment.
    All asymptomatic arrivals ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine location.
    Passengers arriving on morning flights will be taken to the AsiaWorld Expo centre and will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Regal Oriental Hotel win Kowloon.
    If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify you and arrange for admission to a public hospital. All arrivals, including those who test negative for coronavirus, are required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. See “Quarantine requirements” below.
    Quarantine is usually spent at home or a residential address, but arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will also be required to go in to a government quarantine centre.
    Hong Kong residents (irrespective of their nationality) arriving from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and South Africa will be tested for coronavirus upon arrival and then transferred in coaches to a government quarantine centre for a 14-day compulsory quarantine period. Arrivals from these countries will not be able to serve their quarantine period at home or in another residential address.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong: you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 14 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine, if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost, items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning, if you are quarantined at your home address you will be expected to activate sharing of your real-time location with the Hong Kong government, or be tagged electronically, if you are arriving in Hong Kong from Europe and the US, during an initial trial of the technology, you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves home with or without their phone, arrivals from other destinations may be issued with non-bluetooth wristbands.
    Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to Government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.
    See [https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html] for more details.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are local travel restrictions in place in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong SAR Government have implemented a range of quarantine measures. The Hong Kong government has prohibited group gatherings with more than fifty people in public places – though some exemptions to this rule do apply (e.g. religious gatherings). Failure to comply with the prohibition may result in a six month prison sentence and a substantial fine. If you’re eating at a restaurant, there are restrictions on the number of people per table. For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities [https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/reduce-gatherings.html].

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    10.07.2020
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is operational for commercial flight activity, although with reduced international flight options.

    *****Entry restrictions
    Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents travelling to Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao or Taiwan will also be denied entry if they have been to any overseas country/territory in the past 14 days. All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus and will be required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. Quarantine is usually spent at a residential address, but arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. Hong Kong residents arriving from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and South Africa will be tested for coronavirus upon arrival and then transferred in coaches to a government quarantine centre for a 14-day compulsory quarantine period.
    All passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers are required to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of Hong Kong International Airport from 1 June 2020 until further notice. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html All inbound travellers via Hong Kong International Airport are required to submit a health declaration form. All arrivals (including transit passengers) will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If they meet further risk criteria, they will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment. All asymptomatic arrivals ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. After collecting baggage, travellers will be taken by shuttle bus to the designated location. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine location.
    Passengers arriving on morning flights will be taken to the AsiaWorld Expo centre and will receive test results on the same day. This could take 8 or more hours. Passengers arriving in the afternoon and evening will need to wait for test results overnight, and will be temporarily accommodated in the Department of Health Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) set up in the Regal Oriental Hotel win Kowloon. If the sample tests positive, the Hong Kong authorities will notify you and arrange for admission to a public hospital. All arrivals, including those who test negative for coronavirus, are required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine.
    The Hong Kong SAR government has announced transit services at Hong Kong International Airport will resume from 15 June for passengers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed, although transiting to and from mainland China will still not be possible.
    There is a risk you will be placed into 14 days government quarantine. All passengers able to transit Hong Kong International Airport will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. Those passengers not displaying a high temperature will be allowed to connect to their next flight. But passengers deemed to have a high temperature will undergo further checks by the Port Health Office at the airport. If you meet further risk criteria, you will be transferred to a Hong Kong public hospital for mandatory checks/treatment, where it is highly likely you will be asked to complete a mandatory COVID-19 test. If you successfully pass health screening you will be required to sit in designated areas at boarding gates and use designated queues in dining facilities and shops, in line with Hong Kong International Airport anti-virus measures.
    All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely, with the exception of the Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. A special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao and Hong Kong International Airport will resume from 17 June to 16 July 2020 to facilitate the return of Macao residents. All ferry crossings between Hong Kong and mainland China are currently not in operation. Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are also closed to passengers indefinitely.
    Certain groups of people travelling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. These groups include people involved in receiving or providing education and those travelling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Hong Kong government has prohibited group gatherings with more than eight people in public places – though some exemptions to this rule do apply (e.g. religious gatherings). For up to date information, you should follow the guidance from the Hong Kong authorities. Failure to comply with the prohibition may result in a six month prison sentence and a substantial fine. If eating at a restaurant, no more than eight people can sit at a table.
    Coronavirus patients are kept in isolation wards in Hong Kong hospitals until they twice test negative for coronavirus. You may be separated from your child if one of you tests positive for coronavirus. If this happens to you, you can call +(852) 2901 3000 for 24/7 urgent consular assistance. Non-residents may be charged for their care.
    The Hong Kong SAR Government have implemented a range of quarantine measures. Quarantine is usually spent at home or a residential address, but arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. Family members of someone who tests positive, or those who have been in close contact, will also be required to go in to a government quarantine centre.
    Hong Kong residents (irrespective of their nationality) arriving from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and South Africa will be tested for coronavirus upon arrival and then transferred in coaches to a government quarantine centre for a 14-day compulsory quarantine period. Arrivals from these countries will not be able to serve their quarantine period at home or in another residential address.
    For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html
    For all quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong:
    you are not allowed to leave your designated quarantine location for 14 days. This means you are also unable to leave Hong Kong for the duration of the quarantine
    you are not able to serve your 14 day quarantine in a hotel
    if you are allocated a government quarantine centre, you may be asked to contribute around HK$200 per night towards the cost; items that can be taken in to government quarantine are restricted. There is no smoking allowed and no alcohol. Depending on your centre, facilities may be basic: there may be no fridge and no air-conditioning; if you are quarantined at your home address you will be expected to activate sharing of your real-time location with the Hong Kong government, or be tagged electronically; if you are arriving in Hong Kong from Europe and the US, during an initial trial of the technology, you will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband which will be activated at the airport and linked to a mobile app ‘StayHomeSafe’ on your phone. The bluetooth-enabled wristbands will alert the authorities if the wearer leaves home with or without their phone; arrivals from other destinations may be issued with non-bluetooth wristbands. Failure to comply with the quarantine conditions may result in you being immediately taken to Government quarantine facilities. You could face a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine. You should comply with the requirements of your quarantine arrangements.

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    28.06.2020
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