Designated Hotels for Quarantine

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Effective date
Effective date
Upon arriving at the airport
Upon arriving at the airport
After leaving the airport
After leaving the airport

Objective of Scheme

  • To further prevent the importation of COVID-19 cases and reduce contact between arrivals and the local community, the Government fully implemented the Designated Quarantine Hotel Scheme and the Designated Transportation Scheme on 22 December 2020, requiring all arrivals from specified places to undergo compulsory quarantine at designated quarantine hotels.

  • The first and second cycles of the Scheme each involving 36 hotels ended on 19 February and 20 April respectively. There are 30 hotels in the third cycle, which will end on 19 June. The Government has announced the fourth cycle of the Scheme on 20 May. In view of the recent surge in demand for designated quarantine hotels, the Government has decided to further increase the supply of quarantine hotel rooms in the fourth cycle. A total of 33 hotels will provide about 9,000 rooms in the new cycle, with the contract period running from 20 June to 31 August. The Government can further adjust the number of rooms available in this cycle as and where necessary.

  • Designated quarantine hotels are required to observe the following strict requirements, including:

    • all designated hotels have to be inspected by relevant departments (Department of Health, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, Buildings Department, etc) so as to ensure the design, facilities and operations of the hotels meet the Government’s infection control requirements;
    • designated hotels should not accept non-quarantine guests during the period when joining the Scheme;
    • public should not be allowed to have access to the hotel premises, except for areas in lobby and carpark which have been properly segregated;
    • hotels should take all reasonable procedures to ensure that persons undergoing quarantine will not leave their rooms during the quarantine period and no visitations to these persons should be allowed;
    • hotels should step up cleansing and infection control as well as security arrangements and arrange for its relevant staff to attend COVID-19 test every 7 days.

  • The Government will arrange dedicated staff to inspect the designated quarantine hotels to ensure their compliance with the relevant requirements imposed by the Government.

  • To minimise the contact between travellers and the community, the Government will provide designated point-to-point transportation at the Airport to convey travellers to the designated quarantine hotels. All coaches are required to observe the infection control requirements. Apart from the driver, there will be staff on each coach to ensure travellers will get off at the pre-booked hotels. Getting off in the middle of the journey is not allowed.

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