• Travellers are welcome to visit Hong Kong without quarantine. Find out more about the travel requirements here or download our concise guide

  • The Government has announced new specific arrangements for inbound tour group travellers. Travellers who are received by licensed travel agents are allowed to enter specific catering premises to have meals according to the itineraries while holding the Amber Code. Click here for more details. 

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You can now visit Hong Kong without quarantine. Read below for details on the current boarding requirements and testing arrangements for inbound travellers arriving at the Hong Kong International Airport. You may also visit the Hong Kong Government’s webpage for the latest updates.

Specific arrangements for inbound tour group travellers
Specific arrangements for inbound tour group travellers

The Government has announced specific arrangements for inbound tour group travellers received by travel agents, including: ​

  • Tour group travellers can enter and dine at specific catering premises, even when they still hold the Amber Code​

  • Tour group travellers staying in Hong Kong for four days or less are only required to undergo one PCR-based COVID-19 nucleic acid test on the day of arrival​

See details on the specific arrangements here

Travelling from Taiwan or places outside Mainland China or Macao

Your pre-departure checklist: 

  1. (Not applicable to travellers from Taiwan and Hong Kong residents) A recognised vaccination record 
    Please click here for persons who are considered fully-vaccinated
  2. (Only applicable to persons aged 3 or above) Proof of negative rapid antigen test (RAT) result conducted within 24 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure
  3. Declare the pre-departure RAT result and vaccination records via the Health & Quarantine Declaration Form. Upon completion, please generate the health declaration QR code (in green colour) and present it to your airline for verification during check-in
  4. Book an accommodation of your choice
Note:
Note:

The QR code can be a downloaded version, a screenshot or a printout. It is valid for 96 hours. Travellers can submit the Health Declaration Form as early as three days prior to the scheduled arrival time in Hong Kong (e.g. if you will arrive in Hong Kong on Monday, you may submit the form as early as Friday). You can also save time by updating the declaration form after obtaining a negative RAT result.

Travelling from Mainland China or Macao

Starting from 26 September 2022, travellers who have only stayed in Mainland China or Macao in the past seven days prior to and on the day of their arrival in Hong Kong will be eligible to the Return2hk Scheme and Come2hk Scheme with no quota restriction. Advance application and nucleic acid test before arrival in Hong Kong are not required. Travellers are not required to undergo home quarantine after arriving in Hong Kong.

Please visit the Hong Kong Government's webpage for the latest updates.

Transiting or transferring in Hong Kong

Passengers transferring or transiting in Hong Kong (without passing through immigration control) are not required to follow the above measures. Visit the website of the Hong Kong International Airport for more details.

Inbound persons from overseas places or Taiwan are not allowed to transit to the Mainland or Macao within the first three days after arriving in Hong Kong.

Travelling from Taiwan or places outside Mainland China or Macao

When you arrive at the airport

  1. Follow the ‘test-and-go’ arrangement to take a PCR-based nucleic acid test 

    • You will be required to scan the health declaration QR code to register for the test. The system will issue medical surveillance notices, vaccination records and Provisional Vaccine Pass QR codes electronically.
  2. Proceed with normal immigration and customs clearance procedures and baggage collection

  3. Proceed to your accommodation by self-arranged transport, including public transport 

Do’s and don’ts on your first three days (‘Amber Code’ requirements)

Do’s:

  1. Download the ‘LeaveHomeSafe’ mobile application and register your profile

  2. Undergo three days of medical surveillance, during which you are allowed to leave your accommodation as long as your daily RAT result is negative. You will be subject to ‘Amber Code’ requirements under the Vaccine Pass (see below); after the first three days, you will receive a Blue Code for the four-day self-monitoring period

  3. Take a daily RAT until Day 7 (the first day of arrival is Day 0). You are required to report the results via the Electronic COVID-19 Medical Surveillance System — watch this video or read this guide to learn how to upload your results in a few simple steps.
  4. On Day 2, after obtaining a negative RAT result, remember to take a PCR-based nucleic acid test at a Community Testing Centre (CTC) or mobile specimen collection stations (for free), or at any recognised local medical testing institutions (self-paid)
     

Don’ts:

  1. Don’t enter high-risk premises involving mask-off or group activities, such as restaurants and pubs. Here are some major venues which you can/cannot visit while holding an Amber Code. Visit the Hong Kong Government’s website for more details.

    With the amber codeWith the Amber Code under Vaccine Pass
    Can goYou CAN enter
    • Public transport
    • Supermarkets/markets*
    • Shopping malls
    • Places of public entertainment*
      (e.g. theme parks, museums, performance venues and racecourses)
    • Event premises* (e.g. exhibition venues)
    • Barber shops/hair salons
    • Religious premises* (e.g. temples and churches)
    • Hiking trails
    • Outlying islands*
    *Excluding catering premises (for dine-in) at these venues
    Cannot goYou CANNOT enter
    • Restaurants, bars and pubs (for dine-in; you can still visit restaurants for takeaway)
    • Nightclubs/clubs
    • Karaoke establishments
    • Swimming pools
    • Fitness centres

  2. Don’t forget to wear a mask in public spaces, including public transport, unless you are in a country park or are conducting a strenuous physical activity. Click here to find out more.
NOTES:
NOTES:
  1. You are suggested to get a local SIM card during your stay in Hong Kong to receive notifications of PCR-based nucleic acid test results via SMS. Visit here for more information.

  2. During your stay in Hong Kong, you will be required to scan the ‘LeaveHomeSafe’ venue QR code using the app if you visit specific premises requiring the Vaccine Pass (e.g. restaurants). You will also be required to present your Provisional Vaccine Pass to the staff of the premises to gain access. You can upload your Provisional Vaccine Pass to the app to bring with you during the trip. Click here to find out more.

  3. Click here to find out more about requirements for entry to restaurants and bars.

  4. Click here for the arrangements for inbound tour groups.

Travelling from Mainland China or Macao

When you arrive at the airport

  1. Proceed with immigration procedures and baggage collection

  2. Take any preferred transportation to your accommodation

3-day self-monitoring and testing arrangements

  1. Download the ‘LeaveHomeSafe’ mobile application and register your profile

  2. On Day 2 of your arrival in Hong Kong (the first day of arrival is Day 0), take a PCR-based nucleic acid test at a Community Testing Centre (CTC) or mobile specimen collection stations (for free), or at any recognised local medical testing institutions (self-paid) 

Note:
Note:

During your stay in Hong Kong, you will be required to scan the LeaveHomeSafe venue QR code using the app if you visit specific premises under requiring the Vaccine Pass (e.g. restaurants). You will also be required to present your Provisional Vaccine Pass to the staff of the premises to gain access. You can upload your Provisional Vaccine Pass to the app without having to carry your physical vaccine pass with you during the trip. Click here to find out more. Click here to find out more.

If you feel unwell or test positive for Covid-19

  • Provide information to the Centre for Health Protection through the links below: 
  • Visit a designated clinic for confirmed cases. Make an appointment before you visit
    • You are suggested to use a designated taxi to visit the clinic. Make a booking here. Hotline: +852 3693 4770
       
  • Isolation arrangement will be made for the traveller. If the original hotel is not available for in-situ isolation or if the household environment is not suitable for isolation, travellers tested positive will be sent to a Community Isolation Facility or a Community Isolation Hotel. In general, travellers who have received at least two doses of COVID-19 vaccines will have to isolate for seven days, subject to subsequent test results.  Click here for more details.

  • Travellers have to bear their own cost for cancellation of hotel reservation or other relevant charges as a consequence of the positive test result

  • For enquiries, please call the Centre for Health Protection hotline at +852 1836 115 (9am to 7pm)

If you are experiencing emergency symptoms at any point in time, call 999 for emergency services.

Visit the Hong Kong Government’s website for more details.


FAQs

Travel requirements (before boarding)

A: The RAT can be self-administered or by professional swab sampling. For more details, please visit the Hong Kong Government website.

A: Please declare the RAT result via the Health Declaration Form

A: Visitors can enter Hong Kong without a local number. However, it is recommended to get a local SIM card during your stay in Hong Kong.

When you register for your PCR test in Hong Kong, you will be required to provide a mobile number. An SMS message will be sent to the number provided instantly for onsite staff to verify and proceed with the test. The PCR test result will also be sent to the number provided via SMS. To avoid possible hiccups of receiving SMS messages with overseas numbers, getting a local sim card is recommended.

Arrival at airport and testing requirements

A: You are required to purchase RAT kits from pharmacies or health stores by yourself. RAT kits are widely available in pharmacies in Hong Kong. You may also bring your own RAT kits from your home country.

When choosing RAT kits from the market, you may refer to the lists on the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) website.

A: Yes. Travellers can leave Hong Kong during the medical surveillance period and visit other countries/regions outside Hong Kong (except for travelling to Mainland China and Macao). If you leave Hong Kong on or before Day 2 when you are supposed to undergo COVID-19 nucleic acid testing (the first day of arrival is Day 0), you can log in on the Hong Kong Government’s website to declare your situation.

If you re-enter Hong Kong, you are required to undergo the three-day medical surveillance period again.

A: You can take PCR tests at any community testing centres or mobile specimen collection stations listed at https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/en/station (free of charge).

Alternatively, you can choose to arrange a self-paid test by professional swab sampling at a local medical institution recognised by the Government. Visit here for details.

A: Yes, please upload your test results to the ‘Electronic COVID-19 Medical Surveillance System’.

Please keep a photo of the RAT cassette. You may be requested by the Centre for Health Protection or other authorised persons under the law to provide these photo records for checking.

A: All applicable persons entering or remaining on specified premises are required to be vaccinated according to this schedule unless they are exempted.

Upon arrival, inbound travellers who are fully vaccinated will get the Provisional Vaccine Pass from the system, after scanning the health declaration QR code to register for the PCR-based nucleic acid test.

The Pass is valid for 180 days (i.e. six months) from the date of arrival. During this period, inbound travellers may carry with them or present the Provisional Vaccine Pass as a substitute for the vaccination record to enter specified premises under the Vaccine Pass.

A: During your stay in Hong Kong, you will be required to scan the ‘LeaveHomeSafe’ venue QR code using the app when visiting specific premises under the Vaccine Pass (e.g. restaurants). You will also be required to present your Provisional Vaccine Pass to the staff of the premises to gain access.

For convenience, you can upload your Provisional Vaccine Pass/vaccination record to the app to bring with you during your trip. Click here to find out more.

A: When the medical surveillance period of relevant persons ends (i.e. morning of Day 3), the ‘LeaveHomeSafe’ mobile application will automatically change the Amber Code to the Blue Code.

Please ensure that your app is connected to the internet so the Code can be updated successfully. For queries, please call the ‘LeaveHomeSafe’ hotline at +852 2626 3066.

Last updated on [11/23/2022]​
Please refer to the Government’s website and press releases for the latest information on travel requirements, as well as medical surveillance and self-monitoring arrangements.

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