Travel Notice for Hong Kong amid COVID-19 Outbreak

26 May 2020
Travel Restrictions Imposed in Hong Kong amid COVID-19 Outbreak

I. Restrictions on Entering Hong Kong

  • The Hong Kong SAR Government restricts any Hubei residents and non-Hong Kong residents who have visited the Hubei Province in the past 14 days upon arrival from entering Hong Kong since January 27, 2020
  • With effect from 0.00am on March 25, 2020 until further notice, all non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas countries and regions by plane are 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.

II. Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong

  • Inbound travellers from the Mainland, Macao or Taiwan, including Hong Kong and non-Hong Kong residents, are subject to compulsory quarantine at designated places (home or other accommodation) apart from the exempted persons under the "Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation".
  • 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 at designated places (home or other accommodation) apart from the exempted persons under the "Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation".
  • All inbound travellers who are subject to the compulsory quarantine specified above should not have any symptoms and should have passed temperature checks upon entry. Those with symptoms will be referred to the Department of Health (DH) for further handling.
  • Starting from April 22, 2020, all asymptomatic inbound travellers arriving at the Hong Kong International Airport are mandated to wait for test results at a designated location after collecting their deep throat saliva samples for conducting testing for COVID-19 at DH's Temporary Specimen Collection Centre (TSCC) at AsiaWorld-Expo. Passengers arriving by flights in early mornings and later mornings will stay at the TSCC to wait for test results after collecting their deep throat saliva samples there. They will receive the test results on the same day. As the test results for passengers arriving in afternoons or at nights will not be available on the same day, they will be taken to the DH Holding Centre for Test Result in the Regal Oriental Hotel by coaches arranged by the DH to wait for their test results.

More information and updates on latest developments about COVID-19 in Hong Kong can be found on www.coronavirus.gov.hk.

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Travel Advisory for HK

30 December 2019
Large-scale protests have been taking place across Hong Kong since June 2019 which have become increasingly unpredictable. These protests can take place with little or no notice and could turn violent.

There are reports of protests taking place on the evening of 31 December 2019 at the following locations:

a) Harbour City at Tsim Sha Tsui
b) Elements at West Kowloon
c) Times Square at Causeway Bay 
d) Prince Edward Station at Mong Kok
e)   Lan Kwai Fong in Central

A protest march from Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to Chater Road in Central is also likely to take place on 1 January 2020.

Protesters are likely to spill over into neighbouring areas. Road closures as well as disruptions to train and bus services could be expected in affected areas.

Singaporeans are advised to defer non-essential travel to Hong Kong, given current developments. If you are already in Hong Kong, you should take all necessary precautions to ensure your personal safety. You are advised to stay vigilant, monitor developments through the local news, and heed the instructions of the local authorities. You should avoid taking photos of and attending protests and large public gatherings, as well as stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe.

You may wish to follow the Hong Kong Police Force on their social media accounts (
https://www.facebook.com/hongkongpoliceforce and https://twitter.com/hkpoliceforce) for latest updates.

The latest information on special traffic arrangements is available at (
https://www.td.gov.hk/en/special_news/spnews.htm). Singaporeans travelling to the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) may also need to cater for additional travelling time and check with their airlines or the HKIA website (https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/) for flight status and important announcements before proceeding to the airport.

Singaporeans in Hong Kong are encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at 
https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ to enable us to contact you should the need arise.

Those who require consular assistance can contact the Singapore Consulate-General in Hong Kong, or the MFA Duty Office (24hrs) at:

Singapore Consulate-General in Hong Kong
Tel: +852-2527-2212 or +852-9466-1251 (after office hours)
Fax: +852-2861-3595
Email: 
singcg_hkg@mfa.sg

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hours)
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Telephone: +65 6379 8800 / 8855
Email: 
mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

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