Travel Advice

Members of the public are urged to avoid non-essential travel outside Hong Kong. If it is unavoidable to travel to countries/areas outside Hong Kong, they should take heed of the health advice below:

  • Complete COVID-19 vaccination before travel according to the latest recommendations to effectively protect against COVID-19 disease (For details on COVID-19 vaccination, please refer to thematic website for COVID-19 Vaccination Programme:;
  • Avoid visiting crowded places and maintain appropriate social distance with other people as far as possible;
  • Wear a surgical mask and maintain at all times strict personal and hand hygiene;
  • Perform hand hygiene frequently, wash hands with liquid soap and water, and rub for at least 20 seconds, then rinse with water and dry with a disposable paper towel; If hand washing facilities are not available, or when hands are not visibly soiled, performing hand hygiene with 70 to 80% alcohol-based handrub is an effective alternative;
  • Adhere to food safety and hygiene rules such as avoiding consuming raw or undercooked animal products, including milk, eggs and meat, or foods which may be contaminated by animal secretions, excretions (such as urine) or contaminated products, unless they have been properly cooked, washed or peeled;
  • If feeling unwell when outside Hong Kong, especially if experiencing respiratory symptoms, wear a surgical mask and seek medical advice at once; and
  • After returning to Hong Kong, consult a doctor promptly if experiencing any symptoms, take the initiative to inform the doctor of any recent travel history, and wear a well-fitted surgical mask to help prevent spread of the disease.

For more information, please visit:

Travel Health Service website at

Outbound Travel Alert - Security Bureau website at