COVID-19 Thematic Website, Together, We Fight the Virus, Inbound Travel (2023)

Points to Note Before Arrival at Hong Kong

  • Before departing to Hong Kong, please pay attention to the relevant inbound control arrangements.
  • They may also voluntarily declare the test result via the Department of Health’s electronic health declaration form ( prior to their arrival at Hong Kong. For arrival via Hong Kong International Airport, the health declaration is valid for 96 hours; for arrival via land control points, the health declaration is valid for 24 hours.

Inbound Control Measures

  • All inbound persons must pass temperature checks upon arrival. Those found with symptoms will be referred to the Department of Health for further handling.
  • No further restrictions upon arrival.
  • The Government recommends all inbound persons to conduct daily RATs using self-arranged rapid antigen test (RAT) kits during the period between the day of arrival (i.e. Day 0) and Day 5 after arrival at Hong Kong.💡 May voluntarily report their RAT results and health status via the Electronic COVID-19 Monitoring & Surveillance System (eCMSS)The day of a person's arrival at Hong Kong is counted with the day of arrival at Hong Kong as Day 0. For example, for a person who arrives at Hong Kong on 1 December 2022, the “ 5th day/Day 5” would be 6 December 2022.
  • For other most updated information, please also refer to daily press releases.
Inbound persons arriving from the Mainland or Macao
Inbound persons arriving from Taiwan or places outside China
All pre-departure testing requirements have been lifted with effect from 6 February 2023
  1. Except those who aged three and below on the day of arrival at Hong Kong, rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted within 24 hours or PCR-based nucleic acid test conducted within 48 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure (for arrivals via the airport) or before arrival at Hong Kong (for arrivals via other boundary control points), and obtained negative result; and
  2. Retain the photo showing the RAT result or the PCR test report for 90 days
💡 May declare test result via the voluntary electronic Health Declaration Form

Handling Arrangements for Persons Tested Positive After Arrival at Hong Kong

Other Points to Note

The above pre-departure requirements are not applicable to a person who, while in Hong Kong after the person’s arrival, does not pass through immigration control.

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If a person coming to Hong Kong fails to comply with a requirement to provide information, or knowingly or recklessly provides any information that is false or misleading in a material particular, he or she is liable on conviction to the maximum penalty of a fine at level 3 ($10,000) and imprisonment for six months.

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Centre for Health Protection Hotline : 183 0111 (9 am to 8 pm)

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Regarding foreign domestic helpers coming to work in Hong Kong, please refer to this webpage.

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Please refer to this webpage.

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More Information

Fact Sheet for Coronavirus Disease 2019
Health Advice on Prevention of Pneumonia and Respiratory Tract Infection
Hand Hygiene
Use Mask Properly
Keep Clean Be Healthy
COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
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What are the travel testing requirements? ›

Before boarding a flight to the United States, you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 2 days before travel. There is also an option for people who have documented recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days. Children under 2 years old do not need to test.

Can you enter Hong Kong now? ›

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No, however: To enter Hong Kong, all travelers from overseas or Taiwan must take a RAT within 24 hours of their flight departure and take a photo of the negative result after they have written their name and the date on the testing stick.

How long do you stay contagious after testing positive for COVID-19? ›

Those with severe COVID-19 may remain infectious beyond 10 days and may need to extend isolation for up to 20 days. People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should isolate through at least day 20.

How do you travel with coronavirus pandemic? ›

Stay safe when you travel
  1. Get vaccinated.
  2. Keep distance between yourself and others (within about 6 feet, or 2 meters) when you're in indoor public spaces if you're not fully vaccinated. ...
  3. Avoid contact with anyone who is sick or has symptoms.
  4. Avoid crowds and indoor places that have poor air flow (ventilation).

Do you have to be vaccinated to fly on a plane? ›

If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you will NOT be allowed to board a flight to the United States, unless you meet the criteria for an exception under the Proclamation and CDC's Amended Order.

Do I need a PCR test? ›

You can get a PCR test if you have symptoms and you: are age 55 or older and have not had a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose. have a high-risk medical condition. have a weak immune system (immunocompromised)


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