TRAVEL BETWEEN MAINLAND CHINA AND HONG KONG
9 January 2023
The Chinese authorities had announced that that normal travel between the Mainland and will resume in phases starting from 8 January 2023 in an orderly manner.
Travelling from Mainland to Hong Kong
The Shenzhen Municipal Government launched an online booking system for Mainland residents and foreign visitors to successfully make bookings before they can travel to Hong Kong from the Mainland. Only Hong Kong residents returning to Hong Kong from the Mainland are not required to make any booking.
Travelling from Hong Kong to Mainland
The Hong Kong authorities launched an online booking system on 5 January 2023 requiring Hong Kong residents and foreign visitors to Hong Kong to successfully make bookings before they can travel to the Mainland from Hong Kong via the following Boundary Control Points (BCPs), while Mainland residents are not required to make any booking for returning to the Mainland:
- Shenzhen Bay Control Point
- Man Kam To Control Point
- Lok Ma Chau Spur Line/Futian Control Point
- Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (Zhuhai) [applicable to drivers and passengers of private cars and cross-boundary hire car services only; no booking required for passengers of shuttle buses (Gold Buses)]
The booking time slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. A successful booking will be directly confirmed with an SMS notification sent to the applicant. If the applicant has an upcoming appointment, the system will not allow him/her to make another booking. Each applicant can make a booking together with up to three accompanying persons. A person who has successfully made a booking should arrive at the specified BCP at the time slot selected on the booking date, and bring along the booking confirmation (either a printed version or an electronic version stored on a mobile phone) together with the documents used for the booking.
The booking system will open up available time slots of eight weeks. A new week’s time slots will be made available for booking every Sunday at 9.00am.
Singapore Citizens who wish to travel to Mainland are reminded that you will still need to apply for an entry visa. For details on Mainland China’s entry visa, please refer here.
In this first phase, all persons entering the Hong Kong from Mainland, or vice-versa, are required to undergo a polymerase chain reaction-based (PCR) nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 48 hours prior to the scheduled time of flight departure (for those entering via the airport) or the time of arrival (for those entering via other BCPs) and obtain a negative result. Travellers should present the applicable PCR test result for checks by the BCP personnel.
All inbound travellers to Hong Kong are advised to conduct daily rapid antigen tests (RATs) using self-arranged RAT kits during the period between the day of arrival (i.e. Day 0) and Day 5.