COVID-19
TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS DATABASE
Travel restrictions updates for Hong Kong
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18.11.2020 14:18: updated entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Turkey.
Passengers who have been in Bangladesh, Belgium, Ethiopia, France, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Fed., South Africa, Turkey, USA or United Kingdom in the past 14 days must have:
- a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result. The sample must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong (SAR China). The certificate must be in Chinese or English, and have the name of the passenger identical to that on the travel document. If the certificate does not meet all the mentioned requirements, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution with the name of the passenger must be presented together with the certificate; and
- a letter in Chinese or English issued by the relevant authority certifying that the test laboratory is recognized and approved by the government; and
- a confirmed booking in Chinese or English of an accommodation in Hong Kong for 14 days or more.


13.11.2020 07:50: imposed entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Turkey.
Passengers who have been in Turkey in the past 14 days must have:
- a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result. The sample must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong (SAR China). The certificate must be in Chinese or English, and have the name of the passenger identical to that on the travel document. If the certificate does not meet all the mentioned requirements, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution with the name of the passenger must be presented together with the certificate; and
- a letter in Chinese or English issued by the relevant authority certifying that the test laboratory is recognized and approved by the government; and
- a confirmed booking in Chinese or English of an accommodation in Hong Kong for 14 days or more.


13.11.2020 07:50: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter Hong Kong (SAR China).
- This does not apply to passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport.
- This does not apply to passengers with a residence or study visa issued by Hong Kong (SAR China).
- This does not apply to passengers who are arriving from China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei or Macao (SAR China) and have not been outside China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei and Macao (SAR China) in the past 14 days.
- This does not apply to spouses and minor children of Hong Kong (SAR China) residents.
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Passengers must have a confirmation of hotel reservation for 14 days or more. The confirmation must be in Chinese or English.


03.11.2020 22:00: updated entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Bangladesh, Belgium, Ethiopia, France, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States.
Passengers who have been in Bangladesh, Belgium, Ethiopia, France, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Fed., South Africa, USA or United Kingdom in the past 14 days must have:
- a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result. The sample must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong (SAR China). The certificate must be in Chinese or English, and have the name of the passenger identical to that on the travel document. If the certificate does not meet all the mentioned requirements, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution with the name of the passenger must be presented together with the certificate; and
- a letter in Chinese or English issued by the relevant authority certifying that the test laboratory is recognized and approved by the government; and
- a confirmed booking in Chinese or English of an accommodation in Hong Kong for 14 days or more.


03.11.2020 03:56: imposed entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Belgium.
Passengers who have been in Belgium in the past 14 days must have:
- a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result. The sample must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong (SAR China). The certificate must be in Chinese or English, and have the name of the passenger identical to that on the travel document. If the certificate does not meet all the mentioned requirements, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution with the name of the passenger must be presented together with the certificate; and
- a letter in Chinese or English issued by the relevant authority certifying that the test laboratory is recognized and approved by the government; and
- a confirmed booking in Chinese or English of an accommodation in Hong Kong for 14 days or more.


26.10.2020 15:16: updated entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States.
Passengers who have been in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, France, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Fed., South Africa, USA or United Kingdom in the past 14 days must have:
- a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result. The sample must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong (SAR China). The certificate must be in Chinese or English, and have the name of the passenger identical to that on the travel document. If the certificate does not meet all the mentioned requirements, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution with the name of the passenger must be presented together with the certificate; and
- a letter in Chinese or English issued by the relevant authority certifying that the test laboratory is recognized and approved by the government; and
- a confirmed booking in Chinese or English of an accommodation in Hong Kong for 14 days or more.


26.10.2020 15:16: imposed entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in France, Russia.
Passengers who have been in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, France, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Fed., South Africa, USA or United Kingdom in the past 14 days must have:
- a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result. The sample must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong (SAR China). The certificate must be in Chinese or English, and have the name of the passenger identical to that on the travel document. If the certificate does not meet all the mentioned requirements, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution with the name of the passenger must be presented together with the certificate; and
- a letter in Chinese or English issued by the relevant authority certifying that the test laboratory is recognized and approved by the government; and
- a confirmed booking in Chinese or English of an accommodation in Hong Kong for 14 days or more.


20.10.2020 14:44: updated entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States.
Passengers who have been in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, USA or United Kingdom in the past 14 days must have:
- a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result. The sample must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong (SAR China). The certificate must be in Chinese or English, and have the name of the passenger identical to that on the travel document. If the certificate does not meet all the mentioned requirements, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution with the name of the passenger must be presented together with the certificate; and
- a letter in Chinese or English issued by the relevant authority certifying that the test laboratory is recognized and approved by the government; and
- a confirmed booking in Chinese or English of an accommodation in Hong Kong for 14 days or more.


05.10.2020 13:24: updated entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States.
Passengers who have been in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, USA or United Kingdom in the past 14 days must have:
- a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result. The sample must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in Chinese or English, and have the name of the passenger identical to that on the travel document. If the certificate does not meet all the mentioned requirements, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution with the name of the passenger must be presented together with the certificate; and
- a letter in Chinese or English issued by the relevant authority certifying that the test laboratory is recognized and approved by the government; and
- a confirmed booking in Chinese or English of an accommodation in Hong Kong for 14 days or more.


01.10.2020 01:00: imposed entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in United Kingdom.
Passengers who have been in the United Kingdom in the past 14 days must have:
- a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result. The sample must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in Chinese or English, and have the name of the passenger identical to that on the travel document. If the certificate does not meet all the mentioned requirements, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution with the name of the passenger must be presented together with the certificate; and- a letter in Chinese or English issued by the relevant authority certifying that the test laboratory is recognized and approved by the government; and
- a confirmed booking in Chinese or English of an accommodation in Hong Kong for 14 days or more.


28.09.2020 18:48: updated entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, United States.
Passengers who have been in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa or USA in the past 14 days must have:
- a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result. The sample must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in Chinese or English, and have the name of the passenger identical to that on the travel document. If the certificate does not meet all the mentioned requirements, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution with the name of the passenger must be presented together with the certificate; and
- a letter in Chinese or English issued by the relevant authority certifying that the test laboratory is recognized and approved by the government; and
- a confirmed booking in Chinese or English of an accommodation in Hong Kong for 14 days or more.


22.09.2020 18:16: updated entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, United States.
Passengers who have been in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa or USA in the past 14 days must have:
- a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in Chinese or English, and have the name and identity card or passport number of the passenger; and
- the original report for the nucleic acid test. The report must have the name and identity card or passport number of the passenger; and
- a letter in Chinese or English issued by the relevant authority certifying that the test laboratory is recognized and approved by the government; and- a confirmed booking in Chinese or English of an accommodation in Hong Kong for 14 days or more.


22.09.2020 18:16: imposed entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Ethiopia.
Passengers who have been in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa or USA in the past 14 days must have:
- a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in Chinese or English, and have the name and identity card or passport number of the passenger; and
- the original report for the nucleic acid test. The report must have the name and identity card or passport number of the passenger; and
- a letter in Chinese or English issued by the relevant authority certifying that the test laboratory is recognized and approved by the government; and- a confirmed booking in Chinese or English of an accommodation in Hong Kong for 14 days or more.


14.09.2020 20:34: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter Hong Kong (SAR China).
- This does not apply to passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport.
- This does not apply to passengers with a residence or study visa issued by Hong Kong (SAR China).
- This does not apply to passengers who are arriving from China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei or Macao (SAR China) and have not been outside China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei and Macao (SAR China) in the past 14 days.
- This does not apply to spouses and minor children of Hong Kong (SAR China) residents.


29.07.2020 19:24: updated entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, United States.
Passengers who have been in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa or USA in the past 14 days must have:
- a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in Chinese or English, and have the name and identity card or passport number of the passenger; and
- the original report for the nucleic acid test. The report must have the name and identity card or passport number of the passenger; and
- a letter in Chinese or English issued by the relevant authority certifying that the test laboratory is recognized and approved by the government; and- a confirmed booking in Chinese or English of an accommodation in Hong Kong for 14 days or more.


29.07.2020 01:20: imposed entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Kazakhstan, United States.
Passengers who have been in Kazakhstan or USA in the past 14 days must have:
- a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in Chinese or English, and have the name and identity card or passport number of the passenger; and
- the original report for the nucleic acid test. The report must have the name and identity card or passport number of the passenger; and
- a letter in Chinese or English issued by the relevant authority certifying that the test laboratory is recognized and approved by the government; and
- a confirmed booking in Chinese or English of an accommodation in Hong Kong for 14 days or more.


25.07.2020 07:00: imposed entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa.
Passengers who have been in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines or South Africa in the past 14 days must have:
- a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in Chinese or English, and have the name and identity card or passport number of the passenger; and
- the original report for the nucleic acid test. The report must have the name and identity card or passport number of the passenger; and
- a letter in Chinese or English issued by the relevant authority certifying that the test laboratory is recognized and approved by the government; and
- a confirmed booking in Chinese or English of an accommodation in Hong Kong for 14 days or more.


21.07.2020 03:38: updated quarantine policy.
Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days.


21.07.2020 03:38: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter Hong Kong (SAR China).
- This does not apply to passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport.
- This does not apply to passengers with a residence or study visa issued by Hong Kong (SAR China).
- This does not apply to passengers with a Certificate of Entitlement issued by Hong Kong (SAR China).
- This does not apply to passengers who are arriving from China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei or Macao (SAR China) and have not been outside China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei and Macao (SAR China) in the past 14 days.
- This does not apply to spouses and minor children of Hong Kong (SAR China) residents.


07.07.2020 22:52: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter Hong Kong (SAR China).
- This does not apply to passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport.
- This does not apply to passengers who are arriving from China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei or Macao (SAR China) and have not been outside China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei and Macao (SAR China) in the past 14 days.
- This does not apply to the following passengers:
-- Crew members of aircraft who need to commute to and from foreign places for performance of necessary duties or crew members of goods vessels;
-- Government officials carrying out government duties including personnel of consular posts;
-- Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong (SAR China) residents.


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