Travel Notice for Hong Kong amid COVID-19 Outbreak

02 December 2021
Travel Restrictions Imposed in Hong Kong amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Travel Restrictions Imposed in Hong Kong amid COVID-19 Outbreak

 

The Hong Kong SAR Government announced on 20 August 2021 that regarding the boarding, quarantine and testing requirements for travellers arriving in Hong Kong from overseas to be effective from 20 August 2021, the requirements on vaccination records for persons arriving at Hong Kong will be slightly adjusted. 

 

The requirements with effect from 20 August 2021 are summarised below for travellers who have only stayed in Group B specified places (medium-risk), including Singapore, on the day of boarding for/arrival at Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day.

 

For Hong Kong Residents who have not been fully vaccinated*:

 

Boarding requirement: 

  1. Present a negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the aircraft; and
  2. Present confirmation of room reservation for 21 nights starting on the day of arrival in a designated quarantine hotel (DHQ) (see https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel-returnees.html for the list of hotels)

 

Quarantine requirement: 

  1. Undergo compulsory quarantine for 21 days in a DQH; and
  2. Undergo six tests during compulsory quarantine.

 

* Fully vaccinated means the suggested dosage has been administered in accordance with the relevant guidelines of a COVID-19 vaccination course at least 14 days prior to arrival at Hong Kong. For details, pls see https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel-faq.html#FAQA11. The list of COVID-19 vaccines recognised in Hong Kong is available at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/list_of_recognised_covid19_vaccines.pdf.

 

For Hong Kong Residents and non-Hong Kong Residents who have been fully vaccinated:

 

Boarding requirement: 

  1. Present a vaccination record^;
  2. Presentnegative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the aircraft; and
  3. Present confirmation of room reservation for 14 nights starting on the day of arrival in a DHQ.   

^A vaccination record issued by Hong Kong or by relevant authorities or recognised institutions of the places where the vaccines were administered, bearing the name of the relevant vaccinated traveller matching that in his/her valid travel document to show that the relevant traveller has received dose(s) of COVID-19 vaccine and the date on which the last dose was administered, and the name of the vaccine administered.

 

 

Quarantine requirement: 

  1. Undergo compulsory quarantine for 14 days in a DQH;
  2. Undergo four tests during compulsory quarantine;
  3. Self-monitor for the subsequent seven days;
  4. Undergo compulsory testing on the 16th day of arrival at Hong Kong (either at a Community Testing Centre (CTC) or a recognised local medical testing institution); and
  5. Undergo compulsory testing on the 19th day of arrival at Hong Kong (must be at a CTC).

 

Non-Hong Kong residents travelling from Singapore, and who have not been fully vaccinated, are not allowed to board flights for Hong Kong.

 

For children aged under 12 (whether they are Hong Kong residents or not) and are yet to be vaccinated, upon arrival at Hong Kong together with a fully vaccinated person fulfilling boarding requirements, they may undergo compulsory quarantine with the accompanying person for the same shortened quarantine period in DQHs applicable to the accompanying persons, subject to the relevant requirements (see https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html#AccompaniedChildren for more information)   

 

For the latest information, please refer to:

  1. https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/concise_guide_vaccinated_travellers_ENG.pdf for a summary of Hong Kong’s latest boarding and quarantine arrangements.
  2. https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html for information and FAQs pertaining to travelling to Hong Kong.

 

Travellers to Singapore from Hong Kong and Macao

 

Under Singapore's current travel health control measures, Hong Kong and Macao are classified under Category (I).

 

All air travellers (including travellers from Category I) entering or transferring/transiting through Singapore, after 2 December, 2359 hours (Singapore time), must undergo a pre-departure test [PCR to Antigen Rapid Test (ART)] within 2 days of their departure for Singapore and obtain a negative result.

 

Travellers with travel and transit history to Hong Kong or Macao in the past 14 days before arrival in Singapore would have to take a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test upon arrival and have to remain in self-isolation either at a place of residence or a hotel of choice, until a negative COVID-19 PCR test result is conveyed (typically within 24 hours).  All travellers, except Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, must apply for entry approval to enter Singapore using a SafeTravel Lane. A step-by-step traveller's checklist for Category (I) travel history is available at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/travel-checklist/category-1

 

For Singapore's latest inbound travel policies, please refer to https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/arriving/overview.

 

 

For the latest information, please refer to:

  1. https://gia.info.gov.hk/general/202108/17/P2021081700867_374725_1_1629212803742.pdf for a summary of Hong Kong’s latest boarding and quarantine arrangements.
  2. https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html for information and FAQs pertaining to travelling to Hong Kong.

 

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