Latest Travel Advisories to Hong Kong

The Government has announced new specific arrangements for inbound tour group travellers. Travellers who are received by licensed travel agents are allowed to enter specific catering premises to have meals according to the itineraries while holding the Amber Code. Click here to learn more. 


Inbound travellers who come to Hong Kong with Amber Code can enter designated public spaces such as event premises (e.g. exhibition venues), theme parks, shopping malls, temples, and public transport. Click here to learn more.


Inbound travellers from overseas places or Taiwan arriving through the Hong Kong International Airport are no longer required to undergo hotel quarantine; instead, the new ‘0+3’ boarding and medical surveillance arrangements apply. The application of ‘Come2HK’ scheme to all Mainland and Macao visitors and the removal of quota for the scheme also facilitate Mainland travellers to visit Hong Kong. This marks a step forward in welcoming business travellers.

Please refer to our concise guide for more information.

Passengers transferring or transiting in Hong Kong (without passing through immigration control) are not required to follow the above measures. Visit the website of the Hong Kong International Airport for more details.

Different requirements for travellers from Mainland China, Macao and Taiwan apply.
For the arrangements for inbound tour groups, please click here.


 

3 steps to plan your trip to Hong Kong:

1. Preparation before departure

Before travelling to Hong Kong, non-Hong Kong residents aged 12 or above are required to be fully vaccinated and hold a recognised vaccination record (except for travellers from Mainland China, Macao and Taiwan). You are required to show proof of a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) for Covid-19 taken within 24 hours before departure. Remember to submit the online Health & Quarantine Information Declaration prior to entering Hong Kong.

Details of the Preparation Before Departure

►Travelling from Taiwan or places outside Mainland China or Macao

 

Your pre-departure checklist:

  1. A recognised vaccination record.
    Please click here for persons who are considered fully-vaccinated (Not applicable to travellers from Taiwan) 
  2. Proof of negative rapid antigen test (RAT) result conducted within 24 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure. (Only applicable to persons aged 3 or above) 
  3. Declare the pre-departure RAT test result and vaccination records via the Health & Quarantine Declaration Form. Upon completion, please generate the health declaration QR code (in green colour) and present it to your airline for verification during check-in.
  4. Book an accommodation of your choice

 

Note: The QR code can be a downloaded version, a screenshot or a printout. It is valid for 96 hours. Travellers can submit the Health Declaration Form as early as three days prior to the scheduled arrival time in Hong Kong (e.g. if you will arrive in Hong Kong on Monday, you may submit the form as early as Friday). You can also save time by updating the declaration form after obtaining a negative RAT result.


 

►Travelling from Mainland China or Macao

 

Starting from 26 Sep 2022, travellers who have only stayed in Mainland China or Macao in the past seven days prior to and on the day of their arrival in Hong Kong will be eligible to the Come2hk Scheme with no quota restriction. Advance application and nucleic acid test before arrival in Hong Kong are not required. Travellers are not required to undergo home quarantine after arriving in Hong Kong. 

 

(For persons who have stayed in any place on the List of At-risk Places under the Come2hk Scheme on the day of arrival at Hong Kong or the 7 days before that day, they are required to undergo an extra nucleic acid test on Day 1)

 

Please visit the Hong Kong Government's webpage for the latest updates.

2. Test-and-go on arrival at Hong Kong International Airport

Upon arrival, you are subject to a ‘test-and-go’ arrangement that involves taking a PCR test at the Hong Kong International Airport (except for travellers from Mainland China and Macao). You can then leave the airport by public or self-arranged transportation and wait for the test result at home or at your hotel.

Details of Test-and-go on arrival at Hong Kong International Airport

►Travelling from Taiwan or places outside Mainland China or Macao

 

When you arrive at the airport

  1. Follow the ‘test-and-go’ arrangement to take a PCR-based nucleic acid test

    • You will be required to scan the health declaration QR code to register for the test. The system will issue medical surveillance notices, vaccination records and Provisional Vaccine Pass QR codes electronically.
       
  2. Proceed with normal immigration and customs clearance procedures and baggage collection.

  3. Proceed to your accommodation by self-arranged transport, including public transport.
     


 

►Travelling from Mainland China or Macao

 

When you arrive at the airport

  1. Proceed with immigration procedures and baggage collection
  2. Take any preferred transportation to your accommodation

3. Do’s and don’ts on your first three days (Amber Code restrictions)

After arriving in Hong Kong, you will have to undergo a 3-day medical surveillance (except for travellers from Mainland China and Macao). Please install the ‘LeaveHomeSafe’ mobile app and use it before entering any premises — during this period, you will receive an Amber Code on the app. Please refer to the below for some major venues you can visit during the medical surveillance period if you have been issued an Amber Code.

During the first week of arrival, you are required to perform a RAT daily and PCR tests on Day 2.

For inbound tour group travellers who are received by licensed travel agents and have pre-registered their itineraries staying in Hong Kong for not more than four days,  they are only required to undergo one COVID-19 nucleic acid test on Day 0 while daily COVID-19 rapid antigen tests during their visit are still required.

 
Do’s and don’ts on your first three days (Amber Code restrictions)

►Travelling from Taiwan or places outside Mainland China or Macao

Do's:

  1. Download the ‘LeaveHomeSafe’ mobile application and register your profile

  2. Undergo three days of medical surveillance, during which you are allowed to leave your accommodation as long as your daily RAT result is negative. You will be subject to Amber Code restrictions under the Vaccine Pass (see below); after the first three days, you will receive a Blue Code for the four-day self-monitoring period

  3. Take a daily RAT until Day 7 (the first day of arrival is Day 0). On Day 2, after obtaining a negative RAT result, you are also required to take a PCR-based nucleic acid test at a Community Testing Centre (CTC) or mobile specimen collection stations (for free), or at any recognised local medical testing institutions (self-paid)

Don’ts:

  1. Don’t enter high-risk premises involving mask-off or group activities, such as restaurants and pubs. Here are some major venues which you can/cannot visit while holding an Amber Code. Visit the Hong Kong Government’s website for more details.


  2. Don’t forget to wear a mask in public spaces, including public transport, unless you are in a country park or are conducting a strenuous physical activity. Click here to find out more.

Notes:

  1. You are suggested to get a local SIM card during your stay in Hong Kong to receive notifications of PCR-based nucleic acid test results via SMS. Visit here for more information.​
  2. During your stay in Hong Kong, you will be required to scan the ‘LeaveHomeSafe’ venue QR code using the app if you visit specific premises requiring the Vaccine Pass (e.g. restaurants). You will also be required to present your Provisional Vaccine Pass to the staff of the premises to gain access. You can upload your Provisional Vaccine Pass to the app to bring with you during the trip. Click here to find out more.
  3. Click here to find out more about requirements for entry to restaurants and bars.
  4. Click here for the arrangements for inbound tour groups.

 

► Travelling from Mainland China or Macao

 

3-day self-monitoring and testing arrangements

  1. Download the ‘LeaveHomeSafe’ mobile application and register your profile

  2. On Day 2 of your arrival in Hong Kong (the first day of arrival is Day 0), take a PCR-based nucleic acid test at a Community Testing Centre (CTC) or mobile specimen collection stations (for free), or at any recognised local medical testing institutions (self-paid) 

 

Note:

During your stay in Hong Kong, you will be required to scan the LeaveHomeSafe venue QR code using the app if you visit specific premises under requiring the Vaccine Pass (e.g. restaurants). You will also be required to present your Provisional Vaccine Pass to the staff of the premises to gain access. You can upload your Provisional Vaccine Pass in paper format to the app without having to carry your physical vaccine pass with you during the trip. Click here to find out more.


More details on the current boarding requirements and testing requirements for inbound travellers arriving at the Hong Kong International Airport:​ https://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/plan/traveller-info/boarding-and-testing-arrangements-upon-arrival.html

Follow the links below for information and advice about coronavirus and health tips.

COVID-19 webpage:
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

Prevention & Health Advice for COVID-19:
https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/healthtopics/content/24/102466.html


 

Anti-epidemic Hygiene Measures Certification Scheme

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has launched the Anti-epidemic Hygiene Measures Certification Scheme in partnership with the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA). The scheme aims to raise awareness of epidemic prevention and provide unified guidelines on hygiene measures for venues, shopping malls, restaurants, retail outlets, hotels, attractions, inbound tour operators and other tourism-related sectors. Check out the list of certified organisations.