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.
- In addition, inbound travellers can continue to submit the paper form.
Restrictions on Entering Hong Kong
- The Hong Kong SAR Government restricts any Hubei residents, and non-Hong Kong residents who have visited the Hubei Province in the past 14 days upon arrival from entering Hong Kong since January 27, 2020.
- 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.
- Health quarantine arrangements on inbound travellers from the Mainland, Macao or Taiwan, including Hong Kong and non-Hong Kong residents:
- Compulsory quarantine at designated places (home or other accommodation) apart from the exempted persons under the "Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation"
- Health quarantine arrangements on inbound travellers from overseas:
- Hong Kong residents arriving in Hong Kong who have been to any overseas countries or areas in the past 14 days are subject to compulsory quarantine apart from the exempted persons under the "Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation"
- 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 validity of less than 14 days will be denied entry.
- Passengers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport by flights in early mornings and later mornings will stay at the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre of the Department of Health located at AsiaWorld Expo to wait for test results after collecting their deep throat saliva samples there. They will receive the test results on the same day. As the test results for passengers arriving in afternoons or at nights will not be available on the same day, they will be taken to the Holding Centre for Test Results (HCTR) of the Department of Health located in Regal Oriental Hotel, Kowloon City by coaches arranged by the Department of Health to wait for their test results. In general, the relevant passengers will only stay in the HCTR for one night and will be arranged to leave on the next day when their test results are available. If their test results are negative, they will be allowed to leave the hotel and go home or to a designated place immediately to continue completion of the 14-day compulsory quarantine. Confirmed cases and their close contacts will respectively be arranged for admission to hospital and sent to designated quarantine centres direct.
- Health quarantine for stranded Hong Kong residents return from overseas:
- As some countries have banned international flight movements, Hong Kong residents are unable to return to Hong Kong. A number of Hong Kong residents, who were earlier stranded in those countries (such as Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and South Africa), have been returning to Hong Kong lately. Since the testing rate per capita are relatively low in these areas, the epidemic situation may not be reflected in their published case figures, the Department of Health will adopt a prudent approach for these returnees. Besides epidemiology situation consideration, the Department of Health has also taken into account the capacity of quarantine centres.The Department of Health will continue the current arrangement of transferring the returnees from the above areas (including those arriving by chartered flights or other flights) in coaches to the quarantine centre for a 14-day compulsory quarantine period after collecting their deep throat saliva samples at the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre of the Department of Health at AsiaWorld-Expo for compulsory COVID-19 testing upon arrival.