• From 12 August 2022, inbound travellers from overseas places or Taiwan are subject to compulsory quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel for 3 days, followed by medical surveillance for 4 days. Please click here for more information.

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Latest travel advisories and hygiene measures for Hong Kong

We have enhanced precautionary measures given the latest COVID-19 situation. Before your visit, please make yourself aware of the following measures:

1. Quarantine measures for inbound travellers

From 12 August 2022, non-Hong Kong residents and Hong Kong residents are allowed to enter Hong Kong from overseas. The relevant persons are required to comply with all inbound testing and quarantine requirements, including:

  • being fully-vaccinated and holding a recognised vaccination record;
  • undergoing a pre-departure nucleic acid test within 48 hours with a negative result (except for children under 3 years old);
  • individuals who have been previously infected with COVID-19 may not be required to undergo a pre-departure nucleic acid test to board a flight for Hong Kong if they hold the documentary proof to show that they were infected with the virus 14–90 days prior to boarding a flight for Hong Kong and have recovered, and the result of the rapid antigen test (RAT) conducted within 24 hours prior to boarding was negative;
  • booking a 3-night designated quarantine hotel stay;
  • completing the Health & Quarantine Information Declaration in advance of boarding, and presenting the health declaration QR code generated after completion of the declaration at check-in for verification by the airlines concerned. The health declaration to be presented can be a downloadable version of the QR code, a screen shot or a printout. The health declaration QR code will be valid for 96 hours and inbound travellers can submit the declaration form as early as three days before their scheduled arrival time in Hong Kong;
  • being subject to a ‘test-and-hold’ arrangement (comprising a PCR test and a rapid antigen test) at the airport upon arrival in Hong Kong;
  • being transferred to a designated quarantine hotel by designated transport;
  • quarantine under the ‘3+4’ model, including compulsory quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel for 3 nights, followed by medical surveillance for 4 nights. During medical surveillance, travellers are allowed to stay at home or in other self-arranged accommodation;
  • during the quarantine arrangements, they are subject to Amber Code restrictions under the Vaccine Pass of the ‘LeaveHomeSafe’ mobile application and are not allowed to enter high-risk premises involving mask-off or group activities such as restaurants, bars, pubs, etc. In the morning of day 7, the ‘LeaveHomeSafe’ application will automatically revert the Amber Code to a Blue Code, i.e. the Vaccine Pass of ordinary persons. In addition, travellers are subject to self-monitoring in the subsequent 3 days;
  • For confirmed cases, the Red Code restrictions are applied, and they are not allowed to leave the isolation location to avoid infecting others. Upon completion of their isolation, the ‘LeaveHomeSafe’ application will automatically revert the Red Code to a Blue Code.
  • undergoing nucleic acid tests on the arrival day(day 0), 2nd, 4th, 6th and 9th days of arrival at Hong Kong; Also, daily rapid antigen tests(RATs) are required until day 10 of arrival at Hong Kong.
  • travellers are required to install or update the ‘LeaveHomeSafe’ mobile application to version 3.4.0 or above, and to ensure that the relevant mobile device can be connected to the Internet. 

Inbound travellers from the Mainland and Macao (with an exemption for those fulfilling certain criteria), their compulsory quarantine period at home are correspondingly adjusted to three nights, followed by four nights of self-monitoring on the third day of arrival in Hong Kong. During the self-monitoring period, they are required to take their body temperature twice daily and undergo compulsory nucleic acid test as required, and Amber Code restrictions under the Vaccine Pass are not applicable.

Passengers transferring or transiting in Hong Kong are not required to present proof of a pre-departure nucleic acid test.

For more information, please see the Hong Kong Government’s website regarding inbound travel.

2. Immigration control points for passengers

Currently, three immigration control points — Hong Kong International Airportthe Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port and the Shenzhen Bay Port — are providing regular services with adjusted public transport arrangements. 

3. Regulations on gatherings and wearing masks

To maintain social distancing, group gatherings in public places of more than four people are prohibited. The wearing of masks is mandatory in most public places including public transport, except for country parks or while exercising.

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4. Regulations on restaurants and bars 

Catering businesses selling or supplying food or drink for consumption on the premises of the business are open from 5am to 11:59pm. The maximum number of persons per table for catering premises is eight.

Bars and pubs are open from 5am to 1:59am of the subsequent day with a maximum number of four persons per table. All patrons of bars, pubs, and the bar or pub zone in catering premises are required to present proof of a negative RAT result obtained within 24 hours before entering these premises.

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Any person who enters these premises is required to use the 'LeaveHomeSafe' mobile application and comply with the relevant requirements under the 'vaccine pass'. For more details, please click here.

5. Changes to scheduled events

Some events may be postponed or cancelled. Please check with event organisers for more information.

6. Medical arrangements and health advice

Travellers who produce a positive test result during their stay in Hong Kong will be admitted to a public hospital by the city’s Department of Health for isolation and treatment; close contacts of the confirmed cases will be sent to a quarantine centre.

For travel health advice on preventing pneumonia and respiratory tract infection, please visit the Department of Health’s website. Should visitors need assistance, please speak to us via Visitor Hotline: +852 2508 1234 or webchat (9am to 9pm, Monday to Friday; 9am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday).

LeaveHomeSafe app

LeaveHomeSafe app

Feel at ease when travelling in Hong Kong with this app! It offers four functions, including ‘record your visits’, ‘report confirmed positive or preliminary positive’, ‘receive exposure notification’ and ‘electronic vaccination and testing record’. Click here to find out more details about this app.

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The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has launched the Anti-epidemic Hygiene Measures Certification Scheme in partnership with the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA). The scheme will raise awareness of epidemic prevention and provide unified guidelines on hygiene measures for tourism-related industries, aiming to bolster visitors’ confidence in travelling to Hong Kong. Please see details here.

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