Although Hong Kong is now part of the People’s Republic of China, it remains a Special Administrative Region (SAR) with its own immigration controls. You can visit Hong Kong for up to 6 months without a visa. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website.
Travellers arriving from overseas will need to provide a negative rapid antigen test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 24 hours prior to departure, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before departure. You should keep photos showing the negative rapid antigen test result or the test report for a negative polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid test. You can also voluntarily declare the test result via the Department of Health’s electronic health declaration form. Further details can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website.
Flights may be subject to scheduling change at short notice. Ensure you keep in close contact with your airline and be prepared to change your plans.
Testing on arrival
The Hong Kong Government continues to advise all inbound travellers to conduct daily rapid antigen tests from the day of arrival into Hong Kong (i.e. Day 0) and Day 5 after arrival.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you are no longer required to isolate, however please refer to the latest guidance issued by the Hong Kong SAR Government on how to minimise the spread of Covid-19.
Proof of vaccination status
From 6 February, the requirement for non-Hong Kong residents to be fully vaccinated in order to enter Hong Kong from overseas has been lifted. You do not need to be fully vaccinated, or show proof of vaccination to enter Hong Kong.
Travel between Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China
From 6 February, travellers are no longer required to test or quarantine when travelling between Hong Kong and mainland China. However, travellers to mainland China who are transiting Hong Kong from a third country or Taiwan or have stayed in a third country or Taiwan in the last seven days require a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival in the mainland. Children under the age of three are exempt.
Travel between Macao and Hong Kong is test and quarantine free . More information is available on the Macao Travel Advice Page.
All control points between Hong Kong and mainland China or Macao have re-opened. Ferry crossings between Hong Kong and Shenzhen or Macao, and the high-speed rail service connecting mainland China have resumed.
Children and young people
More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Hong Kong SAR Government Coronavirus web page.
From 6 February, the requirement for non-Hong Kong residents to be fully vaccinated in order to enter Hong Kong from overseas has been lifted. Children and young people do not need to be fully vaccinated, or show proof of vaccination to enter Hong Kong.
Children under the age of three are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements to enter Hong Kong . For all other requirements, children aged 3 and over are subject to the same rules as adult travellers.
If you’re transiting through Hong Kong
Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport, including those connecting mainland China, have resumed.
If you are transiting via Hong Kong International Airport, you are no longer required to provide evidence of a pre-departure PCR test before boarding your flight to Hong Kong, unless your destination is mainland China. In such cases, you should present a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before departure. If in doubt, you should check with your travel agent or airline before travelling and check the Hong Kong International Airport website.
Travellers to mainland China who are transiting Hong Kong from a third country or Taiwan or have stayed in a third country or Taiwan in the last seven days require a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival in the mainland. Children under the age of three are exempt.
All passengers transiting Hong Kong Inter-national Airport may 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.
Details for exemptions can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website.
Check your passport and travel documents before you travel
Your passport should be valid for at least one month after the date of your departure from Hong Kong.
If you plan to work or study in Hong Kong, or stay for a period of longer than 6 months you will need to get a visa. For further information contact the nearest Chinese mission with visa issuing facilities or the Hong Kong Immigration Department:
7 Gloucester Road
telephone: 852 2824 6111
Bringing restricted items into Hong Kong
According to Hong Kong law, it’s illegal for visitors travelling to or transiting through Hong Kong International Airport to carry certain items including stun guns, objects with sharp points or edges (e.g. samurai swords) and martial arts equipment (e.g. knuckledusters). Offenders are liable to a severe fine or imprisonment. For a full list of restricted items, visit the website of the Hong Kong Police Force.
Hong Kong law prohibits travellers from bringing any electronic cigarettes and equivalent alternative smoking products, including heated tobacco products and herbal cigarettes in to Hong Kong. If you are transiting via Hong Kong and do not pass immigration control, you are exempt. For more information visit the Hong Kong Department of Health website.