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Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: yes (from from mainland china, taiwan and macao only) Quarantine: partial
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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 21 days.
– This does not apply to spouses and minor children younger than 18 years of Hong Kong (SAR China) residents. They must present proof of their relationship.

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 21 days have been in Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States
Passengers who have been in or transited through Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russian Fed., Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates or USA in the past 21 days must have:
– a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong (SAR China). The name in the certificate must match the name on the travel document, or a written confirmation issued by the laboratory with the name of the passenger must be presented; and
– a letter issued by the local authorities certifying the laboratory as approved by the government; and
– a hotel reservation confirmation for a minimum of 21 nights.
All documents must be in Chinese or English.

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 21 days have been in Brazil, Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom
Passengers who have been in or transited through Brazil, Ireland (Rep.), South Africa or United Kingdom for more than 2 hours in the past 21 days are not allowed to enter.

Home/self isolation
Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival and quarantine for 21 days.

Passengers arriving from outside China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei and Macao (SAR China) must have a hotel reservation confirmation in Chinese or English for a minimum of 21 nights. The hotel must be listed on https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

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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

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

Travellers from “high risk” places will then be subject to 21 days of compulsory quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel on arrival, followed by 7 days of self-monitoring. Travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport from these places need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong for 21 days, starting on the day of their arrival. You should check the Hong Kong SAR government’s website for important details about the documents required and check the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of designated hotels when you make your booking. You must take designated transport, which is provided by the government, from the airport to your hotel
Quarantine is mostly spent at a designated hotel . Family members of someone who te sts positive, or those who have been in close contact, will be placed in a government quarantine centre.
Children travelling alone will also need to quarantine for 21 days on arrival in a designated hotel.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Travellers arriving to Hong Kong will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. Effective from 26 June, the Hong Kong Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test. Other types of tests such as the reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) will not be accepted and do not fulfil the relevant boarding requirement.
Travellers from “high risk” including UK they should be fully vaccineted places will then be subject to 21 days of compulsory quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel on arrival, followed by 7 days of self-monitoring. Accompanied minors who are Hong Kong residents or children of Hong Kong residents (who are below the age of 12) are also allowed to enter Hong Kong. All other persons from ‘high risk places’ will be denied entry to Hong Kong.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-09-26
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 8574118
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 27718
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 113.52
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 3670

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: the Hong Kong SAR Government will accept your national health service app or your letter national health service to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status. You should not use your vaccine appointment card to demonstrate your vaccine status.

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Full Restrictions

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

    International Restrictions:

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    International Restrictions:

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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    International restrictions:

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

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

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

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

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

    *****

    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 .

    Read more
    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].

    Read more
    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    Read more
    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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