Vaccine Pass

If you have already complied with the vaccination requirements under the Vaccine Pass but your vaccination record QR code still shows that you are not compliant with the Vaccine Pass requirements, please update your vaccination record through the Electronic Vaccination and Testing Record System or the “eHealth” mobile application. If there are any questions, you may call the “LeaveHomeSafe” hotline (2626 3066).


The Government announced on 8 August 2022 the enhanced Vaccine Pass function with the addition of the Red Code and Amber Code into the Vaccine Pass to differentiate persons with higher risk of infection. For details, please click here.


The Government announced the arrangements for inbound travellers from places outside Hong Kong to obtain a Provisional Vaccine Pass. Please note that only inbound travellers who have arrived in Hong Kong on or after 1 May 2022 will be issued with a Provisional Vaccine Pass at the designated channels. For details, please click here.


The recovery record QR code is valid within 180 days (i.e. six months) from the date of recovery. If you have been infected with COVID-19 and recovered in March this year or earlier, please follow the instructions below to continue to use the Vaccine Pass:

(1) Recovered persons who had received two doses of vaccine or above should update their vaccination records through the Electronic Vaccination and Testing Record System, the “iAM Smart” or “eHealth” mobile applications before their recovery record QR codes expire, in order to continue to use the Vaccine Pass.

(2) Recovered persons who had not received or had only received one dose of vaccine are required to receive an additional dose (first or second dose) of vaccine before their recovery record QR codes expire, in order to continue to use the Vaccine Pass.

For details, please refer to the press release issued on 17 May.


  • Q: What is Vaccine Pass?
    A: The Vaccine Pass is an important anti-epidemic measure. It aims to encourage more people to get vaccinated while enabling residents to safely resume normal daily life. Starting from 24 February 2022 (10 February 2022 for Type D catering business premises), all applicable persons entering or remaining on the following specified premises (Table 3A), including staff involved in the operation of the premises, are required to be vaccinated according to this schedule (Table 1) unless they are exempted (Table 2). For a person who is also subject to vaccination requirements under any directions issued pursuant to the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599, sub. leg. F) apart from these directions issued pursuant to the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Chapter 599, sub. leg. L), the vaccination requirements under the relevant directions issued under the former Regulation prevail.

    By administrative orders, Vaccine Pass requirements are also applicable to some other premises such as schools, universities, offices of the Government and public organisations, indoor venues managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, public hospitals, residential care homes for the elderly and residential care homes for persons with disabilities, etc. The coverage of Vaccine Pass requirements of these premises may differ. For example, students are not subject to Vaccine Pass requirements imposed by primary and secondary schools.
  • Q: How to present my vaccination record for the purpose of the Vaccine Pass?
    A: You can present your vaccination record for the purpose of the Vaccine Pass using one of the following methods:
    1. Local doses: QR code of local vaccination record using the “LeaveHomeSafe”, “iAM Smart” or “eHealth” mobile applications;
    2. Local doses: Printed local vaccination record with QR code; or
    3. Non-local doses/mixed local and non-local doses: (i) QR code of vaccination record obtained from Port Health at control points when inbound travellers declare their non-local vaccination details; (ii) QR code of vaccination record obtained from the 18 designated post offices upon completion of declaration of non-local vaccination details; and (iii) QR code of vaccination record obtained from the online platform for declaration of non-local vaccination records (https://www.chp.gov.hk/vac-df/) upon completion of declaration of non-local vaccination details.
  • Q: What are the requirements on the person entering the specified premises?
    A: The requirements on the person entering the specified premises differ mainly for premises subject to active or passive checking of Vaccine Pass. For details, please see Table 3A.
  • Q: What are the requirements on the person-in-charge of the specified premises?
    A: The requirements on the person-in-charge of the specified premises differ mainly for premises subject to active or passive checking of Vaccine Pass. For details, please see Table 3B.

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LeaveHomeSafe “red and amber codes”

"Vaccine Pass" - Use of "LeaveHomeSafe" (For Public)
"Vaccine Pass" - Use of "LeaveHomeSafe" (For Venue Operators)

Other Applicable Premises

  1. Government buildings and offices
    To promote vaccination for all as a means of protection, the Government implemented the Vaccine Pass policy and took the lead in implementing the Vaccine Pass arrangement at government buildings and office premises on February 16 for compliance by all government employees to set an example.
    Save for those who are unfit for vaccination due to medical conditions supported by a valid medical certificate, all government employees are required to have received COVID-19 vaccine before they are allowed to enter government buildings and offices for work-related purposes.
  2. Schools
  3. Residential care homes for the elderly and persons with disabilities
  4. Premises under the Hospital Authority and Designated Healthcare Premises
    * "Vaccine bubble" has been renamed as "vaccine pass" since January 27.

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