Quarantine for arrivals will be shortened to 3 nights
Considering the position of Hong Kong as an international financial and commercial center and the importance to connect with different parts of the world for maintaining business travels and economic activities, we are pleased to inform you that the government of Hong Kong has just announced to relax entry restrictions for all travelers. Quarantine for arrivals will be reduced to 3 nights.
This article summarizes the new entry requirements for your reference so that you may start preparing for your next visit to Hong Kong.
Preparation before your trip
Effective from 12th August, 2022, international travelers who intend to travel to Hong Kong from overseas are required to bring along the following documents and to comply with the following regulations:
Documentary proof for completion of vaccination
Travelers aged 18 or above should have completed at least two doses of Covid-19 vaccine.
Travelers aged between 12 to 17 must complete at least one dose.
PCR-based nucleic acid (“PCR”) test
Travelers must have a negative result proof of a PCR test for Covid-19 done within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the aircraft that arrives at Hong Kong.
Health declaration form
All travelers are required to complete an online electronic health declaration form of the Department of Health Department (https://hdf.chp.gov.hk/dhehd/?lang=en-us) and obtain a QR code before boarding their flights to Hong Kong.
The health declaration form must be completed and submitted as early as 3 days before arrival.
Quarantine “3+4” model
3 nights of compulsory quarantine
Inbound travelers are required to undergo a compulsory quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel for 3 nights. The list of designated quarantine hotels can be found from this link. (https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list-v8_en.pdf)
4 days of medical surveillance
After the compulsory quarantine, inbound travelers are subject to
Amber Code restrictions under the Vaccine Pass and medical surveillance at home or in other self-arranged accommodation for 4 days.
Under the Amber Code restrictions, people are able to leave their places of residence and conduct daily essential activities of lower risks, such as taking transport and going to work, while group activities and high-risk premises involving mask-off, entry is not permitted.
Continuous monitoring and testing
Inbound travelers from overseas are subject to multiple tests after arrival at Hong Kong during compulsory quarantine, medical surveillance and self-monitoring period (Day 8 to Day 10) as below:
Day 0 to Day 10: Rapid acid test.
Day 0, Day 2, Day 4, Day 6 and Day 9: PCR test.