Inbound Travel

In view of the development of COVID-19 epidemic situation in Hong Kong, this web page may be further updated. Please also refer to the latest press release.
Government suitably adjusts inbound control measures on risk-based principle

Points to Note for Quarantine for Inbound Travellers

Points to Note Before Arrival at Hong Kong

  • Before departing to Hong Kong, please pay attention to the relevant boarding, quarantine and testing arrangements. For details, refer to the information on this page and this Concise Guide.
  • All transit/transfer passengers from overseas places and Taiwan to present negative result proof of nucleic acid test when boarding a flight for Hong Kong.
  • Regarding Designated Quarantine Hotels (DQH), please refer to this webpage.
  • Health Declaration System
    • All inbound travellers are required to submit health declaration form.
    • Travellers can submit the form online (https://www.chp.gov.hk/hdf/).
    • 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).
    • Currently, paper health declaration form is not applicable to travellers arriving in Hong Kong via the Hong Kong International Airport, Passenger Clearance Building of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port and Passenger Terminal Building of Shenzhen Bay Control Point. If travellers have problems with the online form (e.g.no applicable mobile device), they may seek assistance from staff of the Department of Health upon arrival in Hong Kong.
  • Please click here to read the relevant FAQs for more information on the arrangement for declaration of non-local COVID-19 vaccination record.
  • Arrivals holding a visa with insufficient validity period will be denied entry.

Quarantine Measures for Inbound Travellers

In view of the latest development in global and local COVID-19 epidemic situations, the Government has implemented various border control measures for inbound travellers in order to build an anti-epidemic barrier to prevent the importation of cases.

For other most updated information, please also refer to daily press releases.

The boarding and quarantine arrangements applicable to a person arriving at Hong Kong depend on:

Please refer to this Concise Guide.

All inbound travellers must pass temperature checks and perform health declaration upon arrival. Those found with symptoms will be referred to the Department of Health for further handling.

Following the end of compulsory quarantine, some inbound travellers will be required to undergo self-monitoring in the subsequent 7 days and compulsory testing(s) in accordance with the relevant regulations, depending on the place(s) they have stayed during the relevant period, as well as whether they are fully vaccinated. Please refer to the tables below and the “Arrangements on Testing for Persons Arriving at Hong Kong” section for more information.

Persons who have only stayed in the Mainland, Macao or Taiwan

If only stayed in Mainland China or Macao

Persons applicable: Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents who have only stayed in the Mainland or Macao on the day of boarding for/arrival at Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day (including those arriving at Hong Kong via land boundary control points or the airport), and who
have not been fully vaccinated have been fully vaccinated
Document requirement:
  1. (If i. arriving via airport and ii. having stayed in Mainland (outside Guangdong Province) or Macao on the day of boarding for/arrival at Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day) Negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test with specimen collected within the 3 days prior to, or on the day of the scheduled day of arrival at HK @
  1. (If i. arriving via airport and ii. having stayed in Mainland (outside Guangdong Province) or Macao on the day of boarding for/arrival at Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day) Negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test with specimen collected within the 3 days prior to, or on the day of the scheduled day of arrival at HK @
  2. Vaccination record
Quarantine requirement:
  1. Undergo compulsory quarantine for 14 days at designated places (home, hotel# or other accommodation);
  2. Undergo 2 tests during compulsory quarantine(Days 5 and 12 of arrival at Hong Kong)(3)
  1. Undergo compulsory quarantine for 7 days at designated places (home, hotel# or other accommodation);
  2. Undergo 1 test during compulsory quarantine(Day 5 of arrival at Hong Kong)(3);
  3. Self-monitoring in the subsequent 7 days; and
  4. Compulsory testing on the 12th day of arrival at HK(3)
# Designated Quarantine Hotel (DQH) is not applicable for persons who have stayed in Mainland China or Macao only. Please choose other hotels for quarantine.

@The testing institutions for the tests must be:

  1. mutually recognised by the governments of Hong Kong and Guangdong / Hong Kong and Macao (medical or testing institutions in the Guangdong Province*; medical or testing institutions in Macao; medical or testing institutions in Hong Kong); or
  2. recognised by the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China (the list can be accessed via the State Council Portal Mini Program (「國務院客戶端」小程序) on nucleic acid testing organisation enquiry (「核酸檢測機構查詢」) function).
  3. * i) All medical testing institutions in Guangdong Province that can upload negative RT-PCR nucleic acid test results to “Yuekang code” (粵康碼) system;
    or
    ii) The medical testing institutions in Guangdong Province that are recognised by the National Health Commission and can be accessed on nucleic acid testing organisation enquiry(「核酸檢測機構查詢」)function via State Council Mini Portal(「國務院客戶端」小程序), or that are listed on its official website (http://bmfw.www.gov.cn/hsjcjgcx/index.html)

(3)PCR-based nucleic acid testing by professional swab sampling at a Community Testing Centre (CTC) or mobile specimen collection stations (for free), or at recognised local medical testing institutions (self-paid). Persons who are under compulsory quarantine should travel to the tests by point-to-point transport as far as possible. For inbound travellers from the Mainland or Macao who arrived at Hong Kong before April 1, if they have undergone compulsory testing on the fifth and 12th days of arrival at Hong Kong in accordance with the above arrangements, they would be considered to have complied with the compulsory testing requirements.

If stayed at Taiwan

Persons applicable: Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Taiwan on the day of boarding for/arrival in Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day (excluding those who have stayed in any place outside China) –
have not been fully vaccinated have been fully vaccinated(11)
Boarding requirement:
  1. Negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 48 hours(2) (including documentary proofs that the lab is ISO15189 accredited or Government recognised); and
  2. Confirmation of room reservation in a DQH for not less than 14 nights
  1. Negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 48 hours(2) (including documentary proofs that the lab is ISO15189 accredited or Government recognised);
  2. Confirmation of room reservation for 7 nights (if opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine upon fulfilment of relevant conditions) or 14 nights (will not be arranged for early discharge from compulsory quarantine) starting on the day of arrival at Hong Kong in a designated quarantine hotel (DQH); and
  3. Vaccination record
Quarantine requirement:
  1. Basic requirement is to undergo compulsory quarantine for 14 days in a DQH;
  2. Undergo daily rapid antigen tests (RATs) during compulsory quarantine and PCR-based nucleic acid tests on the 5th and 12th days; and
  3. Can leave the DQH upon confirmation of negative results from the PCR-based nucleic acid test conducted on the 12th day and the RAT conducted on the 14th day
  1. Basic requirement is to undergo compulsory quarantine for 14 days in a DQH;
  2. Undergo daily rapid antigen tests (RATs) during compulsory quarantine and PCR-based nucleic acid tests on the 5th and 12th days; and
If opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine upon fulfilment of relevant conditions (must hold a 7-night DQH room reservation):
  1. Can be discharged earlier from quarantine and must leave the DQH if Fully vaccinated and/or being accompanied children aged 11 or below, and the results of the PCR test conducted on the 5th day and the RATs conducted on the 6th and 7th days are all negative;
  2. Self-monitoring for the subsequent 7 days;
  3. Undergo compulsory PCR-based nucleic acid testing by professional swab sampling on the 12th day of arrival at Hong Kong in a Community Testing Centre (CTC) or mobile specimen collection stations (for free), or at recognised local medical testing institutions (self-paid)
If not opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine (must hold a 14-night DQH room reservation):
  1. Can leave the DQH upon confirmation of negative results from the PCR-based nucleic acid test conducted on the 12th day and the RAT conducted on the 14th day

(2) The sample for which was taken from the relevant traveller within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the specified aircraft (“specified aircraft” means a civil aviation aircraft that arrives at, or is about to arrive at Hong Kong, i.e. the aircraft which is directly landing Hong Kong)

(11) Persons (Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents) who are fully-vaccinated and hold a vaccination record, as well as children aged 11 or below accompanied by them, can board for Hong Kong.

In addition, persons who have stayed in Taiwan during the relevant period are exceptionally allowed to board (despite not regarded as fully vaccinated) if they (i) are unfit for vaccination due to health reasons with relevant proof issued by a medical practitioner; or (ii) have received one dose of recognised COVID-19 vaccine and hold a vaccination record but certified by a medical practitioner that they were unfit to receive the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine because of health reasons after receiving the first dose of vaccine. These two types of persons are subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days in a DQH, and cannot opt for early discharge from compulsory quarantine upon fulfilment of relevant conditions.

Other Points to Note

  • The DH will issue compulsory quarantine orders to relevant inbound persons. The relevant government department will also arrange electronic wristbands for them (except for those undergo compulsory quarantine in Designated Quarantine Hotels). According to quarantine orders, they shall neither leave their place of quarantine nor move around during the entire quarantine period. Leaving the designated place of quarantine will be regarded as a breach of the quarantine order and constitutes a criminal offence. Offenders are subject to a maximum imprisonment for six months and fine of $25,000.
  • For details on Return2hk Scheme for Hong Kong residents, please refer to this webpage.
  • For details on Come2hk Scheme for non-Hong Kong residents, please refer to this webpage.
  • Inbound travellers who have been to any at-risk places temporarily inapplicable under the Return2hk / Come2hk Scheme in the past 14 days do not fulfill the relevant specified conditions under the Return2hk / Come2hk Scheme and will be subject to compulsory quarantine.
  • For arrangement on exempted persons under "Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation" (Cap. 599C), please refer to this webpage.

Persons who have stayed in overseas places

Flight schedule depends on a variety of factors, including weather, air crew availability, logistics issues, business considerations, etc., please check with the relevant airport authorities and/or airlines for latest information of flight schedule.

All places outside China
Persons applicable: Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents who have stayed in any place outside China during the relevant period (the day of boarding for/arrival at Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day) and who -

Have been Fully vaccinated(10) and hold recognised vaccination record
Boarding requirement:
  1. Present recognised vaccination record;
  2. Negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 48 hours(2) (including documentary proofs that the lab is ISO15189 accredited or Government recognised); and
  3. Confirmation of room reservation for 7 nights (if opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine upon fulfilment of relevant conditions) or 14 nights (will not be arranged for early discharge from compulsory quarantine) starting on the day of arrival at Hong Kong in a designated quarantine hotel (DQH)
Quarantine requirement:
  1. Basic requirement is to undergo compulsory quarantine for 14 days in a DQH;
  2. Undergo daily rapid antigen tests (RATs) during compulsory quarantine and PCR-based nucleic acid tests on the 5th and 12th days; and
If opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine upon fulfilment of relevant conditions (must hold a 7-night DQH room reservation):
  1. Can be discharged earlier from quarantine and must leave the DQH if Fully vaccinated and/or being accompanied children aged 11 or below, and the results of the PCR test conducted on the 5th day and the RATs conducted on the 6th and 7th days are all negative;
  2. Self-monitoring for the subsequent 7 days;
  3. Undergo compulsory PCR-based nucleic acid testing by professional swab sampling on the 12th day of arrival at Hong Kong in a Community Testing Centre (CTC) or mobile specimen collection stations (for free), or at recognised local medical testing institutions (self-paid)
If not opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine (must hold a 14-night DQH room reservation):
  1. Can leave the DQH upon confirmation of negative results from the PCR-based nucleic acid test conducted on the 12th day and the RAT conducted on the 14th day

The days of a person's arrival at Hong Kong is counted with the day of arrival at Hong Kong as the first day. For example, for a person who arrives at Hong Kong on April 1, he or she shall undergo the 12th-day test on April 12.

(2) The sample for which was taken from the relevant traveller within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the specified aircraft (“specified aircraft” means a civil aviation aircraft that arrives at, or is about to arrive at Hong Kong, i.e. the aircraft which is directly landing Hong Kong)

(10) Relevant persons who are Fully vaccinated and hold a recognised vaccination record, as well as children aged 11 or below accompanied by them, can board for Hong Kong.

In addition, persons who have stayed in any place outside China during the relevant period are exceptionally allowed to board (despite not regarded as fully vaccinated) if they (i) are unfit for vaccination due to health reasons with relevant proof issued by a medical practitioner; or (ii) have received one dose of recognised COVID-19 vaccine and hold a recognised vaccination record but certified by a medical practitioner that they were unfit to receive the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine because of health reasons after receiving the first dose of vaccine. The relevant medical certificate must indicate the relevant health reasons in English or Chinese. These two types of persons are subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days in a DQH, and cannot opt for early discharge from compulsory quarantine upon fulfilment of relevant conditions.

Other points to note

  • Travellers to Hong Kong should note that even they have conducted a COVID-19 nucleic acid test before returning to Hong Kong, for prudence sake, they will still be mandated to undergo testing for COVID-19 at the DH's Temporary Specimen Collection Centre and wait for their test results at a designated location pursuant to the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (Cap. 599).
  • If their test results are negative, they will be allowed to go to the hotel for which they made the reservation to continue the compulsory quarantine until completion.
  • If their results are positive, the travellers will be transferred for suitable isolation and treatment. Persons tested positive after arrival and have no obvious symptoms and no need for medical support will be transferred to a community isolation facility hotel and be issued an isolation order. Their isolation and discharge arrangements will be the same as those for local positive cases under isolation, i.e. for those who are fully vaccinated, they can be considered to have completed isolation upon receiving negative results from the RATs conducted on the sixth day and the seventh day after being tested positive. Travellers have to bear their own cost for cancellation of hotel reservation or other relevant charges as a consequence of the positive test result.
  • The DH will issue compulsory quarantine orders to these returnees. According to quarantine orders, they shall neither leave their hotel rooms nor move around in the hotel during the entire quarantine period. Leaving designated rooms will be regarded as a breach of the quarantine order and constitutes a criminal offence. Offenders are subject to a maximum imprisonment for six months and fine of $25,000.
  • Regarding foreign domestic helpers coming to work in Hong Kong, please refer to this webpage.
  • For arrangement on exempted persons under "Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation" (Cap. 599E), please refer to this webpage.

Boarding Requirements

Relevant Mainland (except Guangdong) or Macao travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport

Anyone who boards a flight for Hong Kong from the Mainland(except Guangdong) or Macao must present prior to boarding a flight for Hong Kong a negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 the sample for which was taken on the day or within three days prior to the scheduled time of arrival. Persons who fail to present the relevant negative test result will not be allowed to board for Hong Kong.

Relevant Taiwan or overseas travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport

Anyone who boards a flight for Hong Kong if having stayed in Taiwan or overseas places, has to comply with 3 basic requirements, including:

  1. Present prior to boarding (i) a negative result proof of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 the sample for which was taken within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the aircraft and (ii) confirmation of room reservation at a designated quarantine hotel for the required compulsory quarantine duration;
  2. Subject to "test and hold" arrangement at the airport upon arrival in Hong Kong; and
  3. Upon confirmation of negative test result, board the designated transport arranged by the Government to go to a DQH to undergo compulsory quarantine.

The following persons will not be affected by the above boarding requirements:

  1. A person who is in transit/transfer in Hong Kong, except all passengers who board a flight from overseas places and Taiwan for transit/transfer at Hong Kong;
  2. A person exempted by the Chief Secretary for Administration from compulsory quarantine under section 4(1) of either the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C) or Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap. 599E); and
  3. A person who is a Hong Kong resident, and who has commenced his/her journey in Hong Kong and is deemed as an inadmissible person by the authorities of the place of his/her destination;

If any conditions specified by the Secretary for Food and Health is not met in relation to any relevant traveller on the conveyance, each of the operators of the conveyance commits an offence, and is liable on conviction to the maximum penalty of a fine at level 5 ($50,000) and imprisonment for six months. If an operator fails to comply with a requirement to provide information, or knowingly or recklessly provides any information that is false or misleading in a material particular, he or she is liable on conviction to the maximum penalty of a fine at level 5 ($50,000) and imprisonment for six months.

As for travellers, if a traveller coming to Hong Kong fails to comply with a requirement to provide information, or knowingly or recklessly provides any information that is false or misleading in a material particular, he or she is liable on conviction to the maximum penalty of a fine at level 3 ($10,000) and imprisonment for six months.

The operator of the specified aircraft should submit to the Department of Health (DH) before the specified aircraft arrives at Hong Kong a document in a form specified by the DH confirming that each relevant traveller has, before being checked-in for the flight to Hong Kong on that aircraft, produced for boarding on the aircraft the documentary proof to show that the above conditions are met (template). The above-mentioned inbound travellers who fail to produce the relevant specified documents will be refused to board the flight.

The Government requires that all airlines must stringently enforce the boarding requirements for inbound travellers, so as to reduce the risk of importation of cases as far as practicable, and has imposed the flight suspension mechanism against specific non-compliant routes based on the established triggering criteria, the passenger flights of that route from the relevant airline from the same origin place will be prohibited from landing in Hong Kong (List of flight suspension).

Negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19

Relevant Mainland (except Guangdong) or Macao travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport

Negative result proof of PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 should include:

  1. the relevant Mainland or Macao traveller underwent a test for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) the sample for which was taken from the person on the day of arrival at Hong Kong or within the three days before the scheduled day of arrival at Hong Kong;

  2. the test conducted on the sample is a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19;

  3. the result of the test is the relevant Mainland or Macao traveller was tested negative for COVID-19; and

  4. the test was conducted by a laboratory / testing institution that is

    1. mutually recognised by the governments of Hong Kong and Guangdong / Hong Kong and Macao (medical or testing institutions in the Guangdong Province*; medical or testing institutions in Macao; medical or testing institutions in Hong Kong); or
    2. recognised by the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China (the list can be accessed via the State Council Portal Mini Program (「國務院客戶端」小程序) on nucleic acid testing organisation enquiry (「核酸檢測機構查詢」) function).
    3. * i) All medical testing institutions in Guangdong Province that can upload negative RT-PCR nucleic acid test results to “Yuekang code” (粵康碼) system;
      or
      ii) The medical testing institutions in Guangdong Province that are recognised by the National Health Commission and can be accessed on nucleic acid testing organisation enquiry(「核酸檢測機構查詢」)function via State Council Mini Portal(「國務院客戶端」小程序), or that are listed on its official website (http://bmfw.www.gov.cn/hsjcjgcx/index.html)

Relevant Taiwan or overseas travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport

Negative result proof of PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 should include:

  1. A test report in English or Chinese issued by a laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name of the relevant traveller matching that in his or her valid travel document to show that:
    1. the relevant traveller underwent a nucleic acid test for COVID-19, the sample for which was taken from the relevant traveller within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the specified aircraft (“specified aircraft” means a civil aviation aircraft that arrives at, or is about to arrive at Hong Kong, i.e. the aircraft which is directly landing Hong Kong);
    2. the test conducted on the sample is a polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19; and
    3. the relevant traveller was tested negative for COVID-19; and
  2. If the relevant report is not in English or Chinese or does not contain all of the above information, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name of the relevant traveller matching that in his or her valid travel document and setting out all of the above information. The said written confirmation should be presented together with the test report; and
  3. Documentary proof in English or Chinese to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is ISO 15189 accredited or is recognised or approved by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located.

Note: The Government specifies that the relevant test must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based nucleic acid test. Results of tests conducted using other testing platforms (e.g. reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification, RT-LAMP) cannot be considered to have fulfilled the relevant specified boarding requirement.

Confirmation of room reservation in a Designated Quarantine Hotel (DQH)

Confirmation of room reservation in a Designated Quarantine Hotel (DQH) should include:

  1. A confirmation in Chinese or English of room reservation in a DQH in Hong Kong for the required compulsory quarantine duration, i.e 7 nights (if eligible and plan on early discharge upon fulfilling the relevant conditions) (13) or 14 nights (will not be arranged for early discharge from compulsory quarantine) (13), starting from the day of scheduled date of arrival in Hong Kong.
  2. A Designated Quarantine Hotel (DQH) refers to Hotels/Guesthouses as published on the Government’s thematic webpage on Designated Hotels for Quarantine (www.designatedhotel.gov.hk)

Example: if a traveller is subject to 14-day compulsory quarantine, regardless of his/her time of arrival, the relevant hotel reservation is required to cover for 15 Days 14 Nights starting on the scheduled day of arrival. If his/her scheduled date of arrival at Hong Kong is 01 Janurary (Day 1), his/her hotel reservation should start from 01 January until 15 January (i.e. Check-in date on 01 January and check-out date on 15 January).

(13) Inbound travellers who plan on early discharge from compulsory quarantine upon fulfilling the relevant conditions must hold at boarding a confirmation of a seven-night room reservation in a DQH. For inbound travellers who hold a confirmation of a seven-night room reservation in a DQH, the quarantine order issued to them will indicate that upon fulfilling the above criteria for early discharge from compulsory quarantine, they will be considered to have completed their compulsory quarantine, and they must then depart the DQH.

Persons who hold a confirmation of a 14-night room reservation in a DQH will not be arranged for early discharge from compulsory quarantine, and must stay in the DQH room for completing the 14-day compulsory quarantine. They can only leave the DQH upon confirmation of negative results of the PCR-based nucleic acid test conducted on the 12th day and the RAT conducted on the 14th day.

Documentary proof for completion of vaccination (if applicable)


Click here for the “List of COVID-19 Vaccines Recognised for Specified Purposes”

Recognised vaccination record (applicable to travellers who have stayed in any place outside China arriving at Hong Kong) should include:

  1. A vaccination record issued by Hong Kong, or an authority or recognised institution of a place on the “List of Places of Issuance of Recognised Vaccination Records”, bearing the name of the relevant vaccinated traveller matching that in his/her valid travel document to show in Chinese or English that:
    1. the relevant traveller has received dose(s) of COVID-19 vaccine and the date on which the last dose was administered; and
    2. the name of the vaccine administered or the name of the marketing authorisation holder or manufacturer of the vaccine; and
  2. A written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the healthcare institution or a relevant authority of the government of the place where the vaccine was administered, bearing the name of the relevant vaccinated traveller matching that in his/her valid travel document and setting out all of the above information if the vaccination record is not in English or Chinese or does not contain all of the above information. The said written confirmation should be presented together with the vaccination record.

Vaccination record (for all other relevant persons arriving at Hong Kong ) should include:

  1. A vaccination record in English or Chinese issued by Hong Kong or by relevant authorities or recognised institutions of the places where the vaccines were administered, bearing the name of the relevant vaccinated traveller matching that in his/her valid travel document to show that:
    1. the relevant traveller has received dose(s) of COVID-19 vaccine and the date on which the last dose was administered; and
    2. the name of the vaccine administered or the name of the marketing authorisation holder or manufacturer of the vaccine; and
  2. A written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by relevant authorities or recognised institutions of the places where the vaccines were administered, bearing the name of the relevant vaccinated traveller matching that in his/her valid travel document and setting out all of the above information if the vaccination record is not in English or Chinese or does not contain all of the above information. The said written confirmation should be presented together with the vaccination record.

Boarding and Quarantine Arrangements for Accompanied Children

For persons who have stayed in any place outside China, Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents who have been fully vaccinated and hold a recognised vaccination record may board flights for Hong Kong. For children aged 11 or below who are yet to be vaccinated, they can also board flights for Hong Kong if they are accompanied by relevant persons who fulfilled the boarding requirements. These accompanied children must undergo compulsory quarantine together with the accompanying person(s) in designated quarantine hotels (DQHs), and undergo compulsory testing. The accompanied children also need to present a negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 48 hours(2) (including documentary proofs that the lab is ISO15189 accredited or Government recognised). They have the same quarantine arrangements as the accompanying person(s).

For persons who have stayed in Taiwan, children aged 11 or below who are yet to be vaccinated can board flights for Hong Kong if they are accompanied by Hong Kong residents or non-Hong Kong residents who fulfilled the boarding requirements. These accompanied children must undergo compulsory quarantine together with the accompanying person(s) in designated quarantine hotels (DQHs), and undergo compulsory testing. The accompanied children also need to present a negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 48 hours(2) (including documentary proofs that the lab is ISO15189 accredited or Government recognised). They have the same quarantine arrangements as the accompanying person(s).

Testing Arrangements for Persons Arriving at Hong Kong

Persons who arrive in Hong Kong have to undergo testing specified in the relevant Quarantine requirement above. Please also refer to the distribution and collection points on deep throat saliva / stool bottle collection points as appropriate.

Persons conducted the compulsory testing must keep the SMS notifications containing results of the test and the relevant medical certificate (if applicable) for checking when a prescribed officer requires the persons to provide information about their undergoing the specified test.

Persons who arrive at Hong Kong and who have only stayed in the Mainland or Macao on the day of arrival at Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day

The relevant persons must travel directly to and from their place of quarantine or isolation and the Community Testing Centres / recognised local medical testing institutions. If public transport is to be engaged, only taxis can be used and the person concerned cannot disembark on the way. The person concerned should also make a note of the car plate numbers of the vehicles taken and retain those records for 30 days from the day of transport, or scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code on the taxis using the "LeaveHomeSafe" mobile application on his or her mobile phone.

For persons returning under the Return2hk Scheme, please refer to this webpage.

For persons returning under the Come2hk Scheme, please refer to this webpage.

Persons who have stayed in places outside China

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. Regarding Quarantine Procedures for entry via Airport, please refer to this webpage.

There will be testing for persons subject to quarantine at designated quarantine hotels. According to the epidemic development and needs, the Government will arrange extra virus testing for persons subject to quarantine at hotels. Young children are required to submit stool samples during their quarantine period. (Note: Charged door-to-door specimen collection service is not applicable to persons undergoing compulsory quarantine at the Designated Quarantine Hotel.)

Other points to note

  • According to the epidemic development and needs, the Government will arrange other rounds of virus testing for inbound travellers. Please refer to relevant instructions for details.
  • Any enquiries on compulsory testing arrangements may be addressed to the hotline at 6275 6901 which operates from 9am to 6pm.
  • Pursuant to the Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap. 599J), the Government published in the Gazette a compulsory testing notice, requiring relevant inbound travellers to undergo COVID-19 test(s) on specified day(s) after arrival. Any person who fails to comply with the testing notice commits an offence.
  • Besides facing prosecution, persons under compulsory quarantine at home who fail to conduct testing according to compulsory testing requirements may be required to complete the rest of the quarantine period at a designated quarantine centre.

Transit/ Transfer passengers

Persons applicable: All passengers who board a flight from overseas places and Taiwan for transit/transfer at Hong Kong
Boarding requirement:
  1. Negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 48 hours(2) (including documentary proofs that the lab is ISO15189 accredited or Government recognised);

FAQs

Please refer to this webpage.

More Information

Health Monitoring Checklist for Arriving Travellers
Return2hk
Come2hk
Exemption from Compulsory Quarantine Arrangement for inbound travellers from the Mainland, Macao or Taiwan
Exemption from Compulsory Quarantine Arrangement for inbound travellers from foreign places
Testing and self-isolation arrangement for air crew, sea crew and other exempted persons - Frequently Asked Questions
How to Report Breaches of Quarantine Orders
“StayHomeSafe” Mobile App User Guide
Infection Control Advice for Person under Compulsory Home Quarantine
Note for Compulsory Quarantine
Fact Sheet for Coronavirus Disease 2019
Health Advice on Prevention of Pneumonia and Respiratory Tract Infection
Hand Hygiene
Use Mask Properly
Social Distancing
Keep Clean Be Healthy
Points to Note for Household Members
Wellcation - 21-day Quarantine Wellness Kit / 14-day Quarantine Wellness Kit