After almost 3 years of the pandemic, Hong Kong finally opens to welcome the arrivals of all travelers. Effective from 26th September, 2022, Hong Kong residents and overseas travelers arriving Hong Kong will go through a 0+3 arrangement that allows them to return home or stay in a hotel of their choice directly after arrival to undergo three days of self-medical surveillance.
This article summarizes the new entry requirements for your trip planning.
Before your trip
1. Documentary proof for completion of vaccination
Non-Hong Kong residents aged 18 or above should have completed at least two doses of Covid-19 vaccine.
Non-Hong Kong residents aged between 12 to 17 should have completed at least one dose.
2. Rapid Antigen Test as replacement of Nucleic Acid Test
Under the new entry requirements, Hong Kong residents and overseas travelers arriving the
city will only need to take a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) and to have a negative result within 24 hours of departure.
3. Health declaration form
All inbound travelers entering Hong Kong are required to complete and submit an electronic health declaration form of the Department of Health before arrival (https://hdf.chp.gov.hk/dhehd/?lang=en-us) and obtain a QR code before boarding their flights direct to Hong Kong.
1. Test-and-go arrangement and end of quarantine
After arrival, inbound persons need to take a Nucleic Acid Test (PCR) at the Hong Kong International Airport.
After undergoing specimen collection, travelers can take public transport or self-arranged transport to return home or their hotel of choice to wait for the result.
2. Three days of self-medical surveillance
Three days of self-medical surveillance is required, and an amber health code will be given. People can leave home or their hotel of choice and conduct daily essential activities of lower risks, such as taking transport and going to work.
Group activities and high-risk premises involving mask-off, entry is not permitted.
3. Nucleic Acid Tests and Rapid Antigen Tests
Hong Kong residents and overseas travelers have to take PCR tests at community testing centers or other recognized institutions on Day 2, Day 4 and Day 6 (the day of arrival is Day 0).
Amber health code will be changed to blue health code once the negative PCR test result from Day 2 is received. People then can conduct daily essential activities including entering restaurants and bars. Apart from the PCR tests, daily RAT test has to be done from Day 1 to Day 7.
With the opening of Hong Kong, we look forward to seeing you very soon. If you have any enquiries or if you may need any assistance from La Nao, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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