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Airlines Updates

Published on 12.11.2020
Cathay Pacific Airways will resume services between Hong Kong and Kaohsiung

Published on 11.11.2020
Cathay Pacific will resume passenger flights between Auckland and Hong Kong from 27 November

16.10.2020 Cathay Pacific during the month of December 2020 schedules 6 round-trip Hong Kong – Manchester service, on board Airbus A350-1000XWB aircraft. From Hong Kong, service operates on following dates in Dec 2020: 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19. Manchester departs on following dates in Dec 2020: 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 20.

CX219 HKG0135 – 0630MAN 351
CX216 MAN1125 – 0705+1HKG 351

09.10.2020 Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon in recent schedule update filed planned operation for November 2020 on various regional routes. As of 07OCT20, planned operation for the period of 25OCT20 – 30NOV20 as follows. Note various travel restrictions and policies from the CAAC continue to impact planned operation, therefore additional changes remain highly possible.

Cathay Pacific
Hong Kong – Bangkok 5 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Beijing Capital 4 weekly 777-300ER
Hong Kong – Cebu 2 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Ho Chi Minh City 3 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Jakarta 3 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Manila 1 daily A330-300
Hong Kong – Shanghai Pu Dong 4 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Singapore 3 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Taipei Taoyuan 4 weekly A350-1000XWB
Hong Kong – Tokyo Haneda 2 daily 777-300/-300ER

Cathay Dragon
Hong Kong – Beijing Capital 3 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Chengdu 2 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Guangzhou 1 daily A320
Hong Kong – Hangzhou 2 daily A320/321/330
Hong Kong – Shanghai Hongqiao 9 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Shanghai Pu Dong 3 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Xiamen 2 weekly A330-300

Separately, not covered on Airlineroute previously, Cathay Pacific intends to resume Hong Kong – Tel Aviv service as early as 05NOV20, initially with 1 weekly A350-1000XWB.

Hong Kong Airlines in recent schedule update revised planned operation for the month of November and December 2020. As of 07OCT20, planned service scheduled for the period of 25OCT20 – 31DEC20 as follows.

Hong Kong – Beijing Capital 1 weekly A320
Hong Kong – Haikou 3 weekly A320
Hong Kong – Hangzhou eff 01DEC20 3 weekly A320
Hong Kong – Manila 3 weekly A330-300 (1 daily form 01DEC20)
Hong Kong – Nanjing eff 02DEC20 3 weekly A320
Hong Kong – Sanya eff 02DEC20 2 weekly A320
Hong Kong – Shanghai Pu Dong 6 weekly A320/330-300 (1 daily from 07DEC20)
Hong Kong – Taipei Taoyuan 1 weekly A330-300 (2 weekly from 03DEC20)

Published on 30.09.2020
Cathay Pacific will resume flights from Perth to Hong Kong from 2 October

16.09.2020 Cathay Pacific earlier this month updated long-haul schedule until the end of 2020. From 25OCT20 to 31DEC20, planned long-haul operation as of 15SEP20 as follows. Additional changes remain possible.

Hong Kong – Amsterdam 2 weekly (3 weekly from 02DEC20)
Hong Kong – Brisbane 2 weekly
Hong Kong – Frankfurt 2 weekly (3 weekly from 02DEC20)
Hong Kong – London Heathrow 7 weekly
Hong Kong – Los Angeles 14 weekly
Hong Kong – Melbourne 3 weekly (4 weekly from 02DEC20)
Hong Kong – New York JFK 7 weekly
Hong Kong – Paris CDG 2 weekly (3 weekly from 03DEC20)
Hong Kong – Perth 2 weekly
Hong Kong – San Francisco 7 weekly
Hong Kong – Sydney 5 weekly (7 weekly from 01DEC20)
Hong Kong – Toronto 7 weekly
Hong Kong – Vancouver 14 weekly
Hong Kong – Zurich 2 weekly

Both Brisbane and Zurich currently displaying no flights available for booking in November 2020.

Published on 28.08.2020
Cathay Pacific Sep/Oct 2020 Perth operations as of 27AUG20

Published on 19.08.2020
HK Express doubles Taichung service from Sep 2020

19.08.2020 Cathay Pacific in recent schedule update adjusted planned regional operation for the month of September 2020, including flights operated by Cathay Dragon. As of 16AUG20, planned operation as follows.

Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline operation, as well as passenger traffic rights on certain direction.

Cathay Pacific
Hong Kong – Bangkok 1 daily A350-1000XWB
Hong Kong – Cebu 2 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Delhi eff 13SEP20 7 weekly 777-300ER
Hong Kong – Ho Chi Minh City 3 weekly A350-900XWB
Hong Kong – Jakarta 3 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Manila 1 daily A330-300
Hong Kong – Mumbai eff 13SEP20 1 daily 777-300ER
Hong Kong – Singapore 3 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Taipei Taoyuan 1 daily A350-1000XWB
Hong Kong – Tokyo Narita 3 weekly A350-1000XWB

Cathay Dragon
Hong Kong – Beijing Capital 3 weekly A330-300 (4 weekly from 07SEP20)
Hong Kong – Chengdu 2 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Kuala Lumpur 3 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Shanghai Pu Dong 3 weekly A330-300 (4 weekly from 07SEP20)
Hong Kong – Xiamen 2 weekly A330-300

19.08.2020 Hong Kong Airlines in the last few days filed preliminary operation for the month of September 2020. As of 16AUG20’s OAG schedules listing, preliminary operation as follows.

Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation.

Hong Kong – Beijing Capital 1 weekly A320
Hong Kong – Haikou eff 16SEP20 2 weekly A320
Hong Kong – Manila 3 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Sanya eff 19SEP20 1 weekly A320
Hong Kong – Shanghai Pu Dong 4 weekly A320

Published on 18.08.2020
Hong Kong Airlines Sep 2020 Preliminary operations as of 16AUG20
Cathay Pacific Sep 2020 Regional operations as of 16AUG20

14.08.2020 Cathay Pacific in recent schedule update filed planned operation for North America and Australia, for the month of October 2020. Planned operation as of 13AUG20 as follows.

Additional changes remain possible.

Hong Kong – Brisbane 2 weekly A350-900XWB
Hong Kong – Los Angeles 12 weekly 777-300ER
Hong Kong – Melbourne 4 weekly A350-900XWB
Hong Kong – New York JFK 7 weekly 777-300ER
Hong Kong – Perth 2 weekly A350-900XWB
Hong Kong – San Francisco 7 weekly 777-300ER/A350-900XWB
Hong Kong – Sydney 7 weekly A350-900XWB
Hong Kong – Toronto 7 weekly 777-300ER/A350-1000XWB
Hong Kong – Vancouver 14 weekly 777-300ER

Cathay Pacific in recent schedule update adjusted planned operation for Europe, for the period of 01OCT20 – 24OCT20. Planned operation as of 12AUG20 as follows. Additional changes to planned frequency or aircraft remains possible.

Hong Kong – Amsterdam 3 weekly A350-1000XWB
Hong Kong – Frankfurt 3 weekly 777-300ER
Hong Kong – London Heathrow 1 daily 777-300ER
Hong Kong – Paris CDG 3 weekly 777-300ER
Hong Kong – Zurich 2 weekly A350-1000XWB

03.08.2020 Hong Kong Airlines in the last few days further revised planned operation for the month of August 2020. Planned operation as of 31JUL20 as follows.

Hong Kong – Beijing Capital 1 weekly A320
Hong Kong – Manila 2 weekly A330-300 (3 weekly from 18AUG20)
Hong Kong – Shanghai Pu Dong 1 daily A320

HK Express yesterday (02AUG20) resumed scheduled operation, after over 4 months of service suspension. The airline last week further revised planned operation for August 2020, which now sees the airline only schedules 2 weekly Hong Kong – Taichung flights.

Airbus A320/320neo aircraft operates this route. The rest of routes tentatively scheduled to resume on/after 01SEP20, subject to further changes.

UO172 HKG1120 – 1305RMQ 320 47
UO173 RMQ1350 – 1530HKG 320 47

30.07.2020 Cathay Pacific in the last few days filed inventory changes to its September 2020 schedule. As of 29JUL20, planned long-haul operation for September 2020 as follows. Additional changes remain likely.

Hong Kong – Amsterdam 2 weekly A350-1000XWB
Hong Kong – Frankfurt 2 weekly 777-300ER
Hong Kong – London Heathrow 10 weekly 777-300ER
Hong Kong – Los Angeles 7 weekly 777-300ER
Hong Kong – Manchester 3 weekly A350-900XWB
Hong Kong – Melbourne 3 weekly A350-900XWB
Hong Kong – New York JFK 5 weekly 777-300ER
Hong Kong – Paris CDG 2 weekly 777-300ER
Hong Kong – Perth 2 weekly A350-900XWB
Hong Kong – San Francisco 5 weekly 777-300ER/A350-900XWB
Hong Kong – Sydney 5 weekly A350-900XWB
Hong Kong – Toronto 5 weekly 777-300ER/A350-1000XWB
Hong Kong – Vancouver 1 daily 777-300ER
29.07.2020 Hong Kong Airlines in August 2020 intends to operate following service, based on schedule listing in the OAG as of 26JUL20. Due to travel restrictions, additional changes remain highly possible.

Hong Kong – Beijing Capital 1 weekly A320 (3 weekly A330-300 from 08AUG20)
Hong Kong – Manila 3 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Shanghai Pu Dong 5 weekly A320 (6 weekly from 05AUG20, 1 daily from 13AUG20)
Hong Kong – Taipei Taoyuan eff 07AUG20 3 weekly A320/330-200

27.07.2020 HK Express in recent days filed additional changes to its planned operation in August 2020, as the airline’s planned service resumption on 02AUG20 remains unchanged. Latest adjustment sees the airline moves forward Taichung service, while various routes being delayed to mid/late-August.

Planned operation as of 24JUL20 as follows. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation.

Hong Kong – Bangkok eff 16AUG20 4 weekly A320
Hong Kong – Cam Ranh/Nha Trang eff 23AUG20 2 weekly A320 (Cathay Pacific will begin codeshare on this route when HK Express resumes service)
Hong Kong – Chiang Mai eff 24AUG20 3 weekly A320
Hong Kong – Da Nang eff 16AUG20 4 weekly A320
Hong Kong – Ningbo eff 16AUG20 2 weekly A320
Hong Kong – Osaka Kansai eff 16AUG20 4 weekly A321
Hong Kong – Phuket eff 23AUG20 2 weekly A320
Hong Kong – Seoul Incheon eff 02AUG20 4 weekly A320
Hong Kong – Siem Reap eff 16AUG20 2 weekly A320
Hong Kong – Taichung eff 02AUG20 2 weekly A320 (4 weekly from 16AUG20)
Hong Kong – Tokyo Narita eff 16AUG20 4 weekly A321
Published on 13.07.2020
HK Express delays scheduled service resumption to August 2020

10.07.2020 Cathay Pacific in the last few days extended interim schedule into August 2020, while additional adjustment filed for planned service in July 2020. As of 08JUL20, planned operation between 12JUL20 and 31AUG20 as follows.

Additional changes remain possible, pending on various travel restrictions and market demand. Selected routes may see passenger traffic rights variation.

Cathay Dragon
Hong Kong – Beijing Capital 3 weekly A330-300 (7 weekly from 01AUG20)
Hong Kong – Chengdu eff 12JUL20 2 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Kuala Lumpur 3 weekly A330-300 (1 daily from 12JUL20)
Hong Kong – Shanghai Pu Dong 3 weekly A330-300 (1 daily from 01AUG20)
Hong Kong – Xiamen eff 12JUL20 2 weekly A330-300

Cathay Pacific
Hong Kong – Amsterdam 2 weekly A350-1000XWB
Hong Kong – Bangkok 5 weekly A330-300 (1 daily from 12JUL20)
Hong Kong – Delhi eff 01AUG20 777-300ER
Hong Kong – Frankfurt eff 12JUL20 2 weekly A350-1000XWB
Hong Kong – Ho Chi Minh City 3 weekly A350-900XWB
Hong Kong – Jakarta 3 weekly A330-300 (4 weekly from 02AUG20. Selected dates in July operated by 777-300)
Hong Kong – London Heathrow 4 weekly A350-1000XWB
Hong Kong – Los Angeles 4 weekly A350-1000XWB (7 weekly from 06AUG20)
Hong Kong – Manila 1 daily A350-1000XWB (A330-300 from 01AUG20)
Hong Kong – Melbourne 2 weekly A350-1000XWB
Hong Kong – Mumbai eff 01AUG20 3 weekly 777-300ER
Hong Kong – New York JFK 3 weekly A350-1000XWB
Hong Kong – San Francisco 3 weekly A350-900XWB
Hong Kong – Seoul Incheon eff 02AUG20 3 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Singapore 3 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Sydney 4 weekly A350-1000XWB
Hong Kong – Taipei Taoyuan 4 weekly A330-300 (7 weekly from 01AUG20. Selected dates operated by A350-1000XWB)
Hong Kong – Tokyo Narita 3 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Toronto 3 weekly A350-1000XWB (5 weekly from 20AUG20)
Hong Kong – Vancouver 5 weekly A350-900XWB
Published on 09.07.2020
Cathay Pacific July/August 2020 operations as of 08JUL20

29.06.2020
Cathay Pacific
Hong Kong – Amsterdam 2 weekly A350-1000XWB (3 weekly from 18JUL20)
Hong Kong – Bangkok 5 weekly A330-300 (1 daily from 12JUL20)
Hong Kong – Beijing Capital eff 01JUL20 4 weekly 777-300
Hong Kong – Delhi eff 02JUL20 3 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Frankfurt eff 12JUL20 3 weekly A350-1000XWB
Hong Kong – Ho Chi Minh City 3 weekly A350-900XWB (1 daily from 12JUL20)
Hong Kong – Jakarta 3 weekly A330-300 (7 weekly from 12JUL20)
Hong Kong – London Heathrow 5 weekly A350-1000XWB
Hong Kong – Los Angeles 5 weekly A350-1000XWB
Hong Kong – Manila 1 daily A330-300
Hong Kong – Melbourne 2 weekly A350-1000XWB (3 weekly from 12JUL20)
Hong Kong – Mumbai eff 02JUL20 3 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – New York JFK 3 weekly A350-1000XWB
Hong Kong – San Francisco 3 weekly A350-900XWB
Hong Kong – Seoul Incheon eff 12JUL20 3 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Shanghai Pu Dong 3 weekly A330-300 (10 weekly 777-300 from 12JUL20)
Hong Kong – Singapore 3 weekly A330-300 (1 daily from 12JUL20)
Hong Kong – Sydney 4 weekly A350-1000XWB (5 weekly from 12JUL20)
Hong Kong – Taipei Taoyuan 3 weekly A330-300 (4 weekly from 01JUL20, 7 weekly from 12JUL20)
Hong Kong – Tokyo Narita 3 weekly A330-300 (1 daily from 12JUL20)
Hong Kong – Toronto eff 03JUL20 3 weekly A350-1000XWB
Hong Kong – Vancouver 5 weekly A350-900XWB

Cathay Dragon
Hong Kong – Beijing Capital 3 weekly A330-300 (10 weekly from 12JUL20)
Hong Kong – Chengdu eff 12JUL20 3 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Fuzhou eff 12JUL20 3 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Guangzhou eff 12JUL20 3 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Hangzhou eff 12JUL20 3 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Kuala Lumpur 3 weekly A330-300 (1 daily from 12JUL20)
Hong Kong – Shanghai Pu Dong eff 02JUL20 4 weekly A330-300
Hong Kong – Xiamen eff 12JUL20 4 weekly A330-300
Published on 26.06.2020
T’Way Air to resume Seoul Incheon – Hong Kong service from late-July 2020

Published on 25.06.2020
Cathay Pacific 21JUN20 – 31JUL20 operations as of 24JUN20

Published on 16.06.2020
HK Express July 2020 operations as of 15JUN20

Published on 04.06.2020

Hong Kong Airlines June 2020 operations as of 31MAY20

Published on 02.06.2020
Cathay Pacific July 2020 Long-Haul operations as of 01JUN20

26/05 Hong Kong Will Open To Transit Passengers As Of June 1

1. Passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Hong Kong SAR, China.
– This does not apply to passengers with a Hong Kong SAR, China passport.
– This does not apply to passengers with a British passport with nationality “British National (Overseas)” with the right of abode in Hong Kong SAR, China.
– This does not apply to residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with a Permanent Identity Card.
– This does not apply to residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with a Identity card accompanied by a valid work or study visa.
– This does not apply to passengers who have only been in the mainland of China, Chinese Taipei or Macao SAR, China in the past 14 days.
– This does not apply to residents of Macao SAR, China who are registered the Macao SAR, China scheme that they will be immediately taken by coach back to Macao SAR, China upon entry.
– This does not apply to the following passengers:
a. Passengers travelling from the mainland of China or Chinese Taipei or Macao SAR, China and have not been to any other country/region in the past 14 days;
b. Crew members of aircraft who need to commute to and from foreign places for performance of necessary duties or crew members of goods vessels;
c. Government officials carrying out government duties including personnel of consular posts;
d. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong SAR, China residents;
e. Personnel engaged in anti-epidemic work endorsed by the HKSAR Government.
2. All passengers who are eligible to enter Hong Kong SAR, China will be required to undergo 14 days compulsory quarantine.
3. All arriving passengers and crew members must present a completed Health Declaration Form to the Department of Health upon arrival.

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Open for travel from Hong Kong
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Hong Kong if they have been outside of mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan in the past 14 days.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers:
    • Nationals of Hong Kong,
    • Residents of Hong Kong, including their spouses and minor children,
    • Crew members and government officials carrying their duties. However, these passengers who have travelled to Bangladesh, Belgium, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russian Federation, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom or the United States in the past 14 days will be required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Hong Kong if they are not holding a negative result of a SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid test tested within 48 hours before departure at an ISO15189-accredited laboratory or a laboratory recognised by government authorities,
    • Personnel engaged in anti-epidemic work endorsed by Hong Kong,
    • Passengers with new entry visas to work, study, or establish or join in any business.
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Flight Restrictions

published 28.11.2020

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Turkey
Passengers who have been in Bangladesh, Belgium, Ethiopia, France, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Fed., South Africa, Turkey, USA or United Kingdom in the past 14 days must have:

– a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result. The sample must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong (SAR China). The certificate must be in Chinese or English, and have the name of the passenger identical to that on the travel document. If the certificate does not meet all the mentioned requirements, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution with the name of the passenger must be presented together with the certificate; and
– a letter in Chinese or English issued by the relevant authority certifying that the test laboratory is recognized and approved by the government; and
– a confirmed booking in Chinese or English of an accommodation in Hong Kong for 14 days or more.

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Bangladesh, Belgium, Ethiopia, France, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States

Passengers who have been in Bangladesh, Belgium, Ethiopia, France, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Fed., South Africa, Turkey, USA or United Kingdom in the past 14 days must have:

– a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result. The sample must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong (SAR China). The certificate must be in Chinese or English, and have the name of the passenger identical to that on the travel document. If the certificate does not meet all the mentioned requirements, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution with the name of the passenger must be presented together with the certificate; and
– a letter in Chinese or English issued by the relevant authority certifying that the test laboratory is recognized and approved by the government; and
– a confirmed booking in Chinese or English of an accommodation in Hong Kong for 14 days or more.

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter Hong Kong (SAR China).
– This does not apply to passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport.
– This does not apply to passengers with a residence or study visa issued by Hong Kong (SAR China).
– This does not apply to passengers who are arriving from China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei or Macao (SAR China) and have not been outside China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei and Macao (SAR China) in the past 14 days.
– This does not apply to spouses and minor children of Hong Kong (SAR China) residents.

Passengers who have been outside the Mainland of China, Chinese Taipei and Macao (SAR China) in the past 14 days must have a confirmation of hotel reservation for 14 days or more. The confirmation must be in Chinese or English.

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Ecuador, Germany
Passengers who have been in Ecuador or Germany in the past 14 days must have:

– a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result. The sample must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong (SAR China). The certificate must be in Chinese or English, and have the name of the passenger identical to that on the travel document. If the certificate does not meet all the mentioned requirements, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution with the name of the passenger must be presented together with the certificate; and
– a letter in Chinese or English issued by the relevant authority certifying that the test laboratory is recognized and approved by the government; and
– a confirmed booking in Chinese or English of an accommodation in Hong Kong for 14 days or more.

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Quarantine

published 28.11.2020

Quarantine is possible
Passengers could be subject to medical screening upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days.

Passengers who have been outside the Mainland of China, Chinese Taipei and Macao (SAR China) in the past 14 days must have a confirmation of hotel reservation for 14 days or more. The confirmation must be in Chinese or English.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

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 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.

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Full Restrictions

  • 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].

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    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.

    Read more
    28.06.2020
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is operational for commercial flight activity, although with reduced international flight options.

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Hong Kong SAR, China.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a Hong Kong SAR, China passport.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a British passport with nationality “British National (Overseas)” with the right of abode in Hong Kong SAR, China.
    – This does not apply to residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with a Permanent Identity Card.
    – This does not apply to residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with an Identity card accompanied by a valid work or study visa.
    – This does not apply to 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.
    – This does not apply to passengers who have only been in the mainland of China, Chinese Taipei or Macao SAR, China in the past 14 days.
    – This does not apply to the following passengers:
    a. Passengers travelling from the mainland of China or Chinese Taipei or Macao SAR, China and have not been to any other country/region in the past 14 days;
    b. Crew members of aircraft who need to commute to and from foreign places for performance of necessary duties or crew members of goods vessels;
    c. Government officials carrying out government duties including personnel of consular posts;
    d. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong SAR, China residents;
    e. Personnel engaged in anti-epidemic work endorsed by the HKSAR Government.
    2. All passengers who are eligible to enter Hong Kong SAR, China will be required to undergo 14 days compulsory quarantine.
    3. All arriving passengers and crew members must present a completed Health Declaration Form to the Department of Health upon arrival.
    4. Transit is only allowed if the connecting flight is booked on the same ticket.
    5. Passengers are not allowed to transit via Hong Kong, SAR China to the Mainland of China.

    Entry restrictions
    Non-Hong Kong residents arriving from mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan will be denied entry if they have been to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days. Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents arriving from mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan with no travel to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days will be subject to a 14-day compulsory quarantine with exceptions to those arriving for educational and business activities considered to be of economic interest. These measures will remain in place until at least 7 June, while the requirement for travellers to declare their health and travel history will remain in place until 31 August.
    All transit/transfer services, including air transit/transfer, cross boundary land transport and cross boundary ferry transfer, are suspended for all passengers at Hong Kong International Airport. All inbound travellers from all flights to Hong Kong are required to take a shuttle bus from Hong Kong International Airport immediately to the temporary specimen collection centre at AsiaWorld-Expo to collect deep throat saliva samples and submit the samples at the venue for conducting COVID-19 test. Until further notice.
    Residents with travel history in Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do in South Korea, Iran, as well as Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions in Italy in the past 14 days will be required upon entry to stay in a quarantine centre for 14 days. Residents with travel history in any other overseas locations in the preceding 14 days will be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine.
    All inbound travellers from all flights to Hong Kong are required to take a shuttle bus from Hong Kong International Airport immediately to the temporary specimen collection centre at AsiaWorld-Expo to collect deep throat saliva samples and submit the samples at the venue for conducting COVID-19 test.
    Most routes between Hong Kong and mainland China remain closed, leaving only Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), the Shenzhen Bay checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge open. However, only dual license plate vehicles are allowed to cross the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao shuttle bus services have resumed, albeit with reduced frequency. The Kai Tak and Ocean cruise terminals remain closed.
    The authorities have suspended the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and the Intercity Through Train which is served by Hung Hom Station.
    Foreign travellers are denied entry to Macao. Residents from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan with travel history overseas in the past 14 days have been banned entry. Among the other residents from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, those with travel history to Hong Kong and Taiwan in the past 14 days are subject to medical monitoring at designated locations, while those from selected areas (Guangdong, Henan, Zhejiang provinces, as well as Beijing, Chongqing and Shanghai) are subject to 6-8 hour medical checks. Travellers from Hubei province and those with travel history to Hubei province in the past 14 days should present a medical certificate proving that they are free of COVID-19 infection.

    Internal restrictions:

    Hong Kong: The authorities have relaxed social-distancing rules from 8 May. Businesses will gradually resume activities and the ban on public gatherings has increased from four to eight. Social distancing measures are expected to remain in place until 4 June.
    Schools will resume in three phases from 27 May until 15 June.
    From 8 May, entertainment and sports premises will reopen in stages. The first stage includes reopening of entertainment venues excluding karaoke bars, nightclubs and party rooms, as well as cinemas, gyms, and beauty and massage parlours. Each venue should not exceed more than 50 people or half of its capacity, though this restriction does not apply to restaurants. A 1.5m (5 feet) social-distancing rule remains applied in all businesses and public premises, as well as a maximum of eight people at a table.
    Most civil servants have returned to workplaces since 4 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The authorities have relaxed social-distancing rules from 8 May. Businesses will gradually resume activities and the ban on public gatherings has increased from four to eight. Social distancing measures are expected to remain in place until 21 May.

    Read more
    19.06.2020
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is operational for commercial flight activity, although with reduced international flight options.

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Hong Kong SAR, China.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a Hong Kong SAR, China passport.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a British passport with nationality “British National (Overseas)” with the right of abode in Hong Kong SAR, China.
    – This does not apply to residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with a Permanent Identity Card.
    – This does not apply to residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with an Identity card accompanied by a valid work or study visa.
    – This does not apply to 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.
    – This does not apply to passengers who have only been in the mainland of China, Chinese Taipei or Macao SAR, China in the past 14 days.
    – This does not apply to the following passengers:
    a. Passengers travelling from the mainland of China or Chinese Taipei or Macao SAR, China and have not been to any other country/region in the past 14 days;
    b. Crew members of aircraft who need to commute to and from foreign places for performance of necessary duties or crew members of goods vessels;
    c. Government officials carrying out government duties including personnel of consular posts;
    d. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong SAR, China residents;
    e. Personnel engaged in anti-epidemic work endorsed by the HKSAR Government.
    2. All passengers who are eligible to enter Hong Kong SAR, China will be required to undergo 14 days compulsory quarantine.
    3. All arriving passengers and crew members must present a completed Health Declaration Form to the Department of Health upon arrival.
    4. Transit is only allowed between flights operated by the same airline group.
    5. Passengers are not allowed to transit via Hong Kong, SAR China to the Mainland of China.

    Entry restrictions
    Non-Hong Kong residents arriving from mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan will be denied entry if they have been to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days. Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents arriving from mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan with no travel to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days will be subject to a 14-day compulsory quarantine with exceptions to those arriving for educational and business activities considered to be of economic interest. These measures will remain in place until at least 7 June, while the requirement for travellers to declare their health and travel history will remain in place until 31 August.
    All transit/transfer services, including air transit/transfer, cross boundary land transport and cross boundary ferry transfer, are suspended for all passengers at Hong Kong International Airport. All inbound travellers from all flights to Hong Kong are required to take a shuttle bus from Hong Kong International Airport immediately to the temporary specimen collection centre at AsiaWorld-Expo to collect deep throat saliva samples and submit the samples at the venue for conducting COVID-19 test. Until further notice.
    Residents with travel history in Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do in South Korea, Iran, as well as Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions in Italy in the past 14 days will be required upon entry to stay in a quarantine centre for 14 days. Residents with travel history in any other overseas locations in the preceding 14 days will be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine.
    All inbound travellers from all flights to Hong Kong are required to take a shuttle bus from Hong Kong International Airport immediately to the temporary specimen collection centre at AsiaWorld-Expo to collect deep throat saliva samples and submit the samples at the venue for conducting COVID-19 test.
    Most routes between Hong Kong and mainland China remain closed, leaving only Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), the Shenzhen Bay checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge open. However, only dual license plate vehicles are allowed to cross the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao shuttle bus services have resumed, albeit with reduced frequency. The Kai Tak and Ocean cruise terminals remain closed.
    The authorities have suspended the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and the Intercity Through Train which is served by Hung Hom Station.
    Foreign travellers are denied entry to Macao. Residents from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan with travel history overseas in the past 14 days have been banned entry. Among the other residents from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, those with travel history to Hong Kong and Taiwan in the past 14 days are subject to medical monitoring at designated locations, while those from selected areas (Guangdong, Henan, Zhejiang provinces, as well as Beijing, Chongqing and Shanghai) are subject to 6-8 hour medical checks. Travellers from Hubei province and those with travel history to Hubei province in the past 14 days should present a medical certificate proving that they are free of COVID-19 infection.

    Internal restrictions:

    Hong Kong: The authorities have relaxed social-distancing rules from 8 May. Businesses will gradually resume activities and the ban on public gatherings has increased from four to eight. Social distancing measures are expected to remain in place until 4 June.
    Schools will resume in three phases from 27 May until 15 June.
    From 8 May, entertainment and sports premises will reopen in stages. The first stage includes reopening of entertainment venues excluding karaoke bars, nightclubs and party rooms, as well as cinemas, gyms, and beauty and massage parlours. Each venue should not exceed more than 50 people or half of its capacity, though this restriction does not apply to restaurants. A 1.5m (5 feet) social-distancing rule remains applied in all businesses and public premises, as well as a maximum of eight people at a table.
    Most civil servants have returned to workplaces since 4 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The authorities have relaxed social-distancing rules from 8 May. Businesses will gradually resume activities and the ban on public gatherings has increased from four to eight. Social distancing measures are expected to remain in place until 21 May.

    Read more
    09.06.2020
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is operational for commercial flight activity, although with reduced international flight options.

    1. Passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Hong Kong SAR, China.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a Hong Kong SAR, China passport.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a British passport with nationality “British National (Overseas)” with the right of abode in Hong Kong SAR, China.
    – This does not apply to residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with a Permanent Identity Card.
    – This does not apply to residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with an Identity card accompanied by a valid work or study visa.
    – This does not apply to 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.
    – This does not apply to passengers who have only been in the mainland of China, Chinese Taipei or Macao SAR, China in the past 14 days.
    – This does not apply to residents of Macao SAR, China who are registered the Macao SAR, China scheme that they will be immediately taken by coach back to Macao SAR, China upon entry.
    – This does not apply to the following passengers:
    a. Passengers travelling from the mainland of China or Chinese Taipei or Macao SAR, China and have not been to any other country/region in the past 14 days;
    b. Crew members of aircraft who need to commute to and from foreign places for performance of necessary duties or crew members of goods vessels;
    c. Government officials carrying out government duties including personnel of consular posts;
    d. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong SAR, China residents;
    e. Personnel engaged in anti-epidemic work endorsed by the HKSAR Government.
    2. All passengers who are eligible to enter Hong Kong SAR, China will be required to undergo 14 days compulsory quarantine.
    3. All arriving passengers and crew members must present a completed Health Declaration Form to the Department of Health upon arrival.

    Entry restrictions
    Non-Hong Kong residents arriving from mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan will be denied entry if they have been to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days. Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents arriving from mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan with no travel to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days will be subject to a 14-day compulsory quarantine with exceptions to those arriving for educational and business activities considered to be of economic interest. These measures will remain in place until at least 7 June, while the requirement for travellers to declare their health and travel history will remain in place until 31 August.
    All transit/transfer services, including air transit/transfer, cross boundary land transport and cross boundary ferry transfer, are suspended for all passengers at Hong Kong International Airport. All inbound travellers from all flights to Hong Kong are required to take a shuttle bus from Hong Kong International Airport immediately to the temporary specimen collection centre at AsiaWorld-Expo to collect deep throat saliva samples and submit the samples at the venue for conducting COVID-19 test. Until further notice.
    Residents with travel history in Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do in South Korea, Iran, as well as Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions in Italy in the past 14 days will be required upon entry to stay in a quarantine centre for 14 days. Residents with travel history in any other overseas locations in the preceding 14 days will be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine.
    All inbound travellers from all flights to Hong Kong are required to take a shuttle bus from Hong Kong International Airport immediately to the temporary specimen collection centre at AsiaWorld-Expo to collect deep throat saliva samples and submit the samples at the venue for conducting COVID-19 test.
    Most routes between Hong Kong and mainland China remain closed, leaving only Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), the Shenzhen Bay checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge open. However, only dual license plate vehicles are allowed to cross the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao shuttle bus services have resumed, albeit with reduced frequency. The Kai Tak and Ocean cruise terminals remain closed.
    The authorities have suspended the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and the Intercity Through Train which is served by Hung Hom Station.
    Foreign travellers are denied entry to Macao. Residents from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan with travel history overseas in the past 14 days have been banned entry. Among the other residents from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, those with travel history to Hong Kong and Taiwan in the past 14 days are subject to medical monitoring at designated locations, while those from selected areas (Guangdong, Henan, Zhejiang provinces, as well as Beijing, Chongqing and Shanghai) are subject to 6-8 hour medical checks. Travellers from Hubei province and those with travel history to Hubei province in the past 14 days should present a medical certificate proving that they are free of COVID-19 infection.

    Internal restrictions:

    Hong Kong: The authorities have relaxed social-distancing rules from 8 May. Businesses will gradually resume activities and the ban on public gatherings has increased from four to eight. Social distancing measures are expected to remain in place until 4 June.
    Schools will resume in three phases from 27 May until 15 June.
    From 8 May, entertainment and sports premises will reopen in stages. The first stage includes reopening of entertainment venues excluding karaoke bars, nightclubs and party rooms, as well as cinemas, gyms, and beauty and massage parlours. Each venue should not exceed more than 50 people or half of its capacity, though this restriction does not apply to restaurants. A 1.5m (5 feet) social-distancing rule remains applied in all businesses and public premises, as well as a maximum of eight people at a table.
    Most civil servants have returned to workplaces since 4 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The authorities have relaxed social-distancing rules from 8 May. Businesses will gradually resume activities and the ban on public gatherings has increased from four to eight. Social distancing measures are expected to remain in place until 21 May.

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    01.06.2020
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is operational for commercial flight activity, although with reduced international flight options. 1. Passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Hong Kong SAR, China. – This does not apply to passengers with a Hong Kong SAR, China passport. – This does not apply to passengers with a British passport with nationality “British National (Overseas)” with the right of abode in Hong Kong SAR, China. – This does not apply to residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with a Permanent Identity Card. – This does not apply to residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with an Identity card accompanied by a valid work or study visa. – This does not apply to 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. – This does not apply to passengers who have only been in the mainland of China, Chinese Taipei or Macao SAR, China in the past 14 days. – This does not apply to residents of Macao SAR, China who are registered the Macao SAR, China scheme that they will be immediately taken by coach back to Macao SAR, China upon entry. – This does not apply to the following passengers: a. Passengers travelling from the mainland of China or Chinese Taipei or Macao SAR, China and have not been to any other country/region in the past 14 days; b. Crew members of aircraft who need to commute to and from foreign places for performance of necessary duties or crew members of goods vessels; c. Government officials carrying out government duties including personnel of consular posts; d. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong SAR, China residents; e. Personnel engaged in anti-epidemic work endorsed by the HKSAR Government. 2. All passengers who are eligible to enter Hong Kong SAR, China will be required to undergo 14 days compulsory quarantine. 3. All arriving passengers and crew members must present a completed Health Declaration Form to the Department of Health upon arrival. Entry restrictions Non-Hong Kong residents arriving from mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan will be denied entry if they have been to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days. Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents arriving from mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan with no travel to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days will be subject to a 14-day compulsory quarantine with exceptions to those arriving for educational and business activities considered to be of economic interest. These measures will remain in place until at least 7 June, while the requirement for travellers to declare their health and travel history will remain in place until 31 August. All transit/transfer services, including air transit/transfer, cross boundary land transport and cross boundary ferry transfer, are suspended for all passengers at Hong Kong International Airport. All inbound travellers from all flights to Hong Kong are required to take a shuttle bus from Hong Kong International Airport immediately to the temporary specimen collection centre at AsiaWorld-Expo to collect deep throat saliva samples and submit the samples at the venue for conducting COVID-19 test. Until further notice. Residents with travel history in Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do in South Korea, Iran, as well as Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions in Italy in the past 14 days will be required upon entry to stay in a quarantine centre for 14 days. Residents with travel history in any other overseas locations in the preceding 14 days will be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine. All inbound travellers from all flights to Hong Kong are required to take a shuttle bus from Hong Kong International Airport immediately to the temporary specimen collection centre at AsiaWorld-Expo to collect deep throat saliva samples and submit the samples at the venue for conducting COVID-19 test. Most routes between Hong Kong and mainland China remain closed, leaving only Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), the Shenzhen Bay checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge open. However, only dual license plate vehicles are allowed to cross the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao shuttle bus services have resumed, albeit with reduced frequency. The Kai Tak and Ocean cruise terminals remain closed. The authorities have suspended the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and the Intercity Through Train which is served by Hung Hom Station. Foreign travellers are denied entry to Macao. Residents from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan with travel history overseas in the past 14 days have been banned entry. Among the other residents from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, those with travel history to Hong Kong and Taiwan in the past 14 days are subject to medical monitoring at designated locations, while those from selected areas (Guangdong, Henan, Zhejiang provinces, as well as Beijing, Chongqing and Shanghai) are subject to 6-8 hour medical checks. Travellers from Hubei province and those with travel history to Hubei province in the past 14 days should present a medical certificate proving that they are free of COVID-19 infection.

    Internal restrictions:

    Hong Kong: The authorities have relaxed social-distancing rules from 8 May. Businesses will gradually resume activities and the ban on public gatherings has increased from four to eight. Social distancing measures are expected to remain in place until 4 June. Schools will resume in three phases from 27 May until 15 June. From 8 May, entertainment and sports premises will reopen in stages. The first stage includes reopening of entertainment venues excluding karaoke bars, nightclubs and party rooms, as well as cinemas, gyms, and beauty and massage parlours. Each venue should not exceed more than 50 people or half of its capacity, though this restriction does not apply to restaurants. A 1.5m (5 feet) social-distancing rule remains applied in all businesses and public premises, as well as a maximum of eight people at a table. Most civil servants have returned to workplaces since 4 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The authorities have relaxed social-distancing rules from 8 May. Businesses will gradually resume activities and the ban on public gatherings has increased from four to eight. Social distancing measures are expected to remain in place until 21 May.

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    30.05.2020
  • Hong Kong Entry restrictions Non-Hong Kong residents arriving from mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan will be denied entry if they have been to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days. Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents arriving from mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan with no travel to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days will be subject to a 14-day compulsory quarantine with exceptions to those arriving for educational and business activities considered to be of economic interest. These measures will remain in place until at least 7 June, while the requirement for travellers to declare their health and travel history will remain in place until 31 August. All transit/transfer services, including air transit/transfer, cross boundary land transport and cross boundary ferry transfer, are suspended for all passengers at Hong Kong International Airport. Residents with travel history in Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do in South Korea, Iran, as well as Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions in Italy in the past 14 days will be required upon entry to stay in a quarantine centre for 14 days. Residents with travel history in any other overseas locations in the preceding 14 days will be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine. All inbound travellers from all flights to Hong Kong are required to take a shuttle bus from Hong Kong International Airport immediately to the temporary specimen collection centre at AsiaWorld-Expo to collect deep throat saliva samples and submit the samples at the venue for conducting COVID-19 test. Most routes between Hong Kong and mainland China remain closed, leaving only Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), the Shenzhen Bay checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge open. However, only dual license plate vehicles are allowed to cross the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao shuttle bus services have resumed, albeit with reduced frequency. The Kai Tak and Ocean cruise terminals remain closed. The authorities have suspended the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and the Intercity Through Train which is served by Hung Hom Station. Foreign travellers are denied entry to Macao. Residents from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan with travel history overseas in the past 14 days have been banned entry. Among the other residents from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, those with travel history to Hong Kong and Taiwan in the past 14 days are subject to medical monitoring at designated locations, while those from selected areas (Guangdong, Henan, Zhejiang provinces, as well as Beijing, Chongqing and Shanghai) are subject to 6-8 hour medical checks. Travellers from Hubei province and those with travel history to Hubei province in the past 14 days should present a medical certificate proving that they are free of COVID-19 infection.

    Internal restrictions:

    Hong Kong: The authorities have relaxed social-distancing rules from 8 May. Businesses will gradually resume activities and the ban on public gatherings has increased from four to eight. Social distancing measures are expected to remain in place until 4 June. Schools will resume in three phases from 27 May until 15 June. From 8 May, entertainment and sports premises will reopen in stages. The first stage includes reopening of entertainment venues excluding karaoke bars, nightclubs and party rooms, as well as cinemas, gyms, and beauty and massage parlours. Each venue should not exceed more than 50 people or half of its capacity, though this restriction does not apply to restaurants. A 1.5m (5 feet) social-distancing rule remains applied in all businesses and public premises, as well as a maximum of eight people at a table. Most civil servants have returned to workplaces since 4 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The authorities have relaxed social-distancing rules from 8 May. Businesses will gradually resume activities and the ban on public gatherings has increased from four to eight. Social distancing measures are expected to remain in place until 21 May.

    Read more
    21.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    HK Gov/
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