Inbound Travel

Points to Note for Quarantine for Inbound Travellers

Health Declaration System

  • All inbound travellers are required to submit health declaration form.
  • To be environmental friendly, travellers are encouraged to submit the form online.
  • After submitting the online form, the system will generate a QR code. Please save the result and show it to the border control point staff upon entering Hong Kong. The QR code is valid for 48 hours for arrival via Hong Kong International Airport (For arrival via land control points, the QR code is valid for 24 hours).
  • In addition, inbound travellers can continue to submit the paper form.

Restrictions on Entering Hong Kong

  • With effect from 0.00am on March 25, 2020 until further notice:
    • All non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas countries and regions by plane will be denied entry to Hong Kong; and
    • Non-Hong Kong residents coming from the Mainland, Macao and Taiwan will be denied entry to Hong Kong if they have been to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days.
  • For details on Air Travel Bubble, please refer to this webpage.
  • From 0.00am 25 December 2020, all persons who have stayed in the United Kingdom or South Africa for more than two hours on the day of boarding or during the 21 days before that day are not be allowed to board for Hong Kong.
  • From 0.00am 23 January 2021, all persons who have stayed in Brazil or Ireland for more than two hours on the day of boarding or during the 21 days before that day are not be allowed to board for Hong Kong.

Compulsory Quarantine

  • Health quarantine arrangements on inbound travellers from the Mainland, Macao or Taiwan:
    • Compulsory quarantine at designated places (home, hotel or other accommodation) for 14 days excluding the exempted persons under the "Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation"(Cap. 599C).
    • For details on Return2hk Scheme for Hong Kong residents, please refer to this webpage.

  • Health quarantine arrangements on inbound travellers from overseas:
    • Excluding the exempted persons under the "Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation"(Cap. 599E), are subject to compulsory quarantine.
    • With effect from 0:00am on 25 December 2020, all persons arriving at Hong Kong (either via the airport or land boundary control points) who have stayed in places outside China on the day of arrival at Hong Kong or during the 21 days before that day have to undergo compulsory quarantine for 21 days in designated quarantine hotels. For details, please refer to this webpage.
    • If inbound travellers have stayed in any specified extremely high-risk, very high-risk or medium to high-risk places on the day or 21 days before boarding the aircraft to Hong Kong, please also refer to this webpage.
    • For details on Air Travel Bubble, please refer to this webpage.

  • All inbound travellers who are subject to the compulsory quarantine specified above should not have any symptoms and should have passed temperature checks upon entry. Those with symptoms will be referred to the Department of Health for further handling. Arrivals holding a visa with insufficient validity period will be denied entry.
  • Those arriving Hong Kong via the Hong Kong International Airport will be required to proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre (TSCC) set up in the restricted area of the Airport for COVID-19 testing immediately upon arrival. They will need to stay at the TSCC to wait for test results. If their test results are negative, they will be allowed to proceed with immigration procedures and reclaim baggage, and go to a designated place immediately to continue completion of the compulsory quarantine. Confirmed cases and their close contacts will respectively be arranged for admission to hospital and sent to designated quarantine centres direct.