Inbound Travel

Points to Note for Quarantine for Inbound Travellers

Quarantine Procedures for Entry via Airport

Upon Arrival
Upon Arrival

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 and Compulsory Quarantine on Entering Hong Kong

  • All persons who have stayed in Brazil, Ireland, South Africa and the United Kingdom 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.
    • (See also Note 1 below)

  • 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.
    • (See also Note 2 below)

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

  • Health quarantine arrangements on inbound travellers arriving from overseas under the "Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation"(Cap. 599E) and “Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation” (Cap. 599H):
    • Compulsory quarantine for 21 / 14 days in designated quarantine hotels. For details, please refer to this webpage.
    • Details on the grouping of specified places and their respective boarding and compulsory quarantine requirements can be found at this webpage.
    • For arrangement on exempted persons under Cap.599E, please refer to this webpage.

  • Note 1: In view of the decline of confirmed cases in the UK, where the majority of the affected Hong Kong residents are situated, as well as the satisfactory vaccination progress there, there is room to gradually lift the relevant boarding restriction. The Government will specify that passengers of designated flights will not be subject to the restriction on boarding for Hong Kong, and arrange for these returnees to undergo the 21-day compulsory quarantine in a specified quarantine facility. The designated flights will be the CX2252 flights departing London in the UK on April 21 and April 28, 2021 at 9:10 am. The airline will open the ticketing reservation system on April 8, and travellers successfully booking a ticket will be redirected to the reservation system of the specified hotel to book their rooms. The room charge per night will be $400 to $500. For details, please refer to the relevant FAQs.

  • Note 2: The compulsory quarantine period for persons arriving at Hong Kong on or after April 9, 2021, and who have only stayed in Australia, New Zealand or Singapore on the day of arrival in Hong Kong or during the 21 days before that day, will be shortened to 14 days, while they will be required to self-monitor for the subsequent seven days and be subject compulsory testing on the 19th day after their arrival at Hong Kong. The relevant persons will still be required to undergo compulsory quarantine in designated quarantine hotels. This arrangement will be applicable to both Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents.

  • 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.