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Hong Kong lifts its “0+3” rule for international travels.

Hong Kong continues to reopen. Effective from 14th December, 2022, Hong Kong residents and overseas travellers arriving Hong Kong will no longer require to undergo the “0+3” medical surveillance period but a 0+0 regime that allows them to return homes or hotels of their choice directly after arrival and to move freely in the city.

This article summarizes the updated information for your trip planning to Hong Kong.

Before your trip

1. Documentary proof for completion of vaccination

  • Non-Hong Kong residents aged 12 or above are required to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to the day of departure for Hong Kong and show recognized vaccination records or obtain a medical exemption certificate.

  • Non-Hong Kong residents who have recovered from Covid-19 need to show a proof or recovery of 14 to 90 days before boarding the flight.

2. Negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) result

Hong Kong residents and overseas travelers arriving in the city need to take a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) and show a negative result within 24 hours of departure.

3. Health declaration form

All travelers are required to complete an online electronic health declaration

of the Department of Health ( and

obtain a green health declaration QR code before boarding to Hong Kong.

After arrival

1. Test-and-go arrangement

After arrival, inbound persons need to take the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test at the Hong Kong International Airport. After undergoing specimen collection, travelers can take public transport or self-arranged transport to return to their home or their hotel of choice to wait for the result.

All incoming travelers who test negative upon arrival will receive a blue code allowing them to move freely in the city. However, arriving passengers testing positive for Covid-19 will get a red health code and follow the usual isolation protocols.

2. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test and Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT)

After arrival, Hong Kong residents and oversea travelers have to take a PCR test on their second day in Hong Kong at any community testing center or at any recognized local medical testing institution. They also need to take RAT tests for five consecutive days.

Contact us

With the opening of Hong Kong, we look forward to seeing you soon. If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

La Nao Consulting (TCSP Licence: TC007709) Unit 19B, Golden Star Building,

20-24 Lockhart Road, Wanchai,

Hong Kong




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