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Published 18.08.2021
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 (until 19 August 2021), the Mainland of China, Chinese Taipei, 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;
- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. They must not have been in or transited through Brazil, India, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Fed., South Africa or United Kingdom in the past 21 days. The certificate must be in Chinese or English or accompanied by a written confirmation in Chinese or English issued by the health authority of the country of vaccination. Details on accepted vaccines can be found at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/list_of_recognised_covid19_vaccines.pdf .
2. Passengers who in the past 21 days have been in or transited through Brazil, India, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Fed., South Africa or United Kingdom for more than 2 hours are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to:
- merchant seamen;
- residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, and their accompanying children younger than 12 years. The certificate must be in Chinese or English or accompanied by a written confirmation in Chinese or English issued by the health authority of the country of vaccination. Details on accepted vaccines can be found at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/list_of_recognised_covid19_vaccines.pdf .
3. Effective 20 August 2021, passengers who in the past 21 days have been in or transited through Bangladesh, Cambodia, France, Greece, Iran, Malaysia, Netherlands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates or USA for more than 2 hours are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to:
- merchant seamen;
- residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, and their accompanying children younger than 12 years. The certificate must be in Chinese or English or accompanied by a written confirmation in Chinese or English issued by the health authority of the country of vaccination. Details on accepted vaccines can be found at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/list_of_recognised_covid19_vaccines.pdf .
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Passengers must have:
- a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test 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.
- This does not apply to passengers arriving from the Mainland of China or Macao SAR, China.
7. Passengers arriving from the Mainland of China or Macao SAR, China must have a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test taken at most 3 days before arrival.
8. Passengers who in the past 21 days have been in or transited through Brazil, India, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Fed., South Africa 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 .
9. Effective 20 August 2021, passengers who in the past 21 days have been in or transited through Bangladesh, Cambodia, France, Greece, Iran, Malaysia, Netherlands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates or USA 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 .
10. Passengers without a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival must have a hotel reservation confirmation in Chinese or English for a minimum of 21 nights. The certificate must be in Chinese or English or accompanied by a written confirmation in Chinese or English issued by the health authority of the country of vaccination. 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 (until 19 August 2021), 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, Russian Fed., South Africa or United Kingdom.
11. Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival must have a hotel reservation confirmation in Chinese or English for a minimum of 14 nights. The certificate must be in Chinese or English or accompanied by a written confirmation in Chinese or English issued by the health authority of the country of vaccination. 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, Russian Fed., South Africa or United Kingdom;
- effective 20 August 2021, passengers who in the past 21 days have been in or transited through Bangladesh, Cambodia, France, Greece, Iran, Malaysia, Netherlands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates or USA.
12. Passengers who in the past 21 days have only been in Australia (until 19 August 2021) 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 COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. They must have a hotel reservation confirmation for a minimum of 7 nights. The certificate must be in Chinese or English or accompanied by a written confirmation in Chinese or English issued by the health authority of the country of vaccination.
13. Until 19 August 2021, passengers who in the past 14 days have not been in or transited through Australia, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Fed., South Africa and United Kingdom must have a hotel reservation confirmation in Chinese or English for a minimum of 7 nights, if they have:
- a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. The certificate must be in Chinese or English or accompanied by a written confirmation in Chinese or English issued by the health authority of the country of vaccination; and
- a positive COVID-19 serology antibody test taken in the past 3 months by a laboratory listed on https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/List_of_local_antibodytesting.pdf .
14. 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.
15. 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 .
16. 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 .
17. Airline crew must have a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued at most 48 hours before departure.
18. Airline crew are subject to medical screening upon arrival and self-isolation in a hotel.
19. Airline crew who have been in or transited through Brazil, India, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Fed., South Africa or United Kingdom in the past 21 days are subject to quarantine for 21 days.
20. 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.