11 Sep 2020
Specified conditions imposed on inbound travellers – Hong Kong
In Hong Kong, the third wave of COVID-19 is slowing down, however, there are still some restrictions on the inbound travellers. 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.
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”.
If inbound travellers have stayed in any specified high risk places (i.e. Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Africa and the United States of America) on the day or 14 days before boarding the aircraft to Hong Kong, there are special arrangements for those travelers. They must provide with the below documents:
- The test report in English or Chinese issued by a laboratory or healthcare institution
- If the relevant report is not in English or Chinese or does not contain all of the aforementioned information, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution
- 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; and
- The relevant traveller has confirmation in English or Chinese of room reservation in a hotel in Hong Kong for not less than 14 days starting on the day of the arrival of the relevant traveller in Hong Kong.
If you want to know more details about the arrangements, please refer to this website.