18 May 2021
Travel Restrictions Imposed in Hong Kong amid COVID-19 Outbreak
The Hong Kong SAR Government announced on 17 May 2021 that the boarding and quarantine requirements for persons arriving from certain overseas places will be tightened with effect from 21 May 2021. The new requirements with effect from 21 May 2021 are summarised below:
Hong Kong Residents who have only stayed in Singapore during the relevant period (the day of boarding for/arrival at Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day) will be allowed entry into Hong Kong.
Present confirmation of room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel (see https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel-returnees.html for the list of hotels);
Present at boarding a negative result proof of a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the aircraft; and
Present vaccination record for fully-vaccinated travellers (see https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/list_of_recognised_covid19_vaccines.pdf for list of COVID-19 for vaccines recognised by the HK authorities).
For fully vaccinated travellers:
Undergo compulsory quarantine for 14 days, with three tests to be conducted during the period, in a designated quarantine hotel;
Self-monitoring in the subsequent 7 days after quarantine (there is no requirement to remain in any designated place during this 7-day period); and
Compulsory testing on the 16th and 19th day of arrival at Hong Kong.
For non-fully vaccinated travellers: Undergo compulsory quarantine for 21 days, with four tests to be conducted during the period, in a designated quarantine hotel.
Non-Hong Kong Residents will be denied entry to Hong Kong.
More information and updates on latest developments about COVID-19 in Hong Kong can be found on www.coronavirus.gov.hk.
For the latest information, please refer to:
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html for entry restrictions on travellers who wish to enter Hong Kong
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html for mandatory quarantine requirements for travellers to Hong Kong
The Singapore Consulate-General in Hong Kong will be closed on Monday, 10 August 2020 in lieu of Singapore’s National Day. The Consulate-General will resume operations on the next working day (Tuesday, 11 August 2020).
To reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19, the Hong Kong Government has started work-from-home arrangements for employees and appealed to members of the public to stay home as far as possible.
Overseas Singapore voters who are eligible to vote at the Overseas Polling Station at the Singapore Consulate-General in Hong Kong on 10 July 2020 would have received their Poll Letter via post and e-Poll Letter via email (if your email was registered with Elections Department Singapore (ELD)). You may also access your ePoll card via the SingPass mobile app by clicking on “Profile”. If you have not received a Poll Letter, you may wish to check your voting status via the ELD website at https://www.eld.gov.sg/online.html using your SingPass. If you have not been registered to cast your vote at the Singapore Consulate-General in Hong Kong, please do not travel to our office as you will be unable to vote here on 10 July 2020.
Announcement: We are aware that there is some confusion regarding visa requirements for HKSAR passport holders entering Singapore. We would like to clarify that HKSAR passport holders do not require visa to enter Singapore.