Updated on 15-Jan-2021
Health Declaration System
· All inbound travellers are required to submit health declaration form.
· To be environmental friendly, travellers are encouraged to submit the form online.
· After submitting the online form, the system will generate a QR code. Please save the result and show it to the border control point staff upon entering Hong Kong. The QR code is valid for 48 hours for arrival via Hong Kong International Airport (For arrival via land control points, the QR code is valid for 24 hours).
· In addition, inbound travellers can continue to submit the paper form.
Restrictions on Entering Hong Kong
· With effect from 0.00am on March 25, 2020 until further notice:
o All non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas countries and regions by plane will be denied entry to Hong Kong; and
o Non-Hong Kong residents coming from the Mainland, Macao and Taiwan will be denied entry to Hong Kong if they have been to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days.
A government scheme allowing Hong Kong residents to return to the region from mainland China and Macau without serving mandatory quarantine opened for applications on Wednesday. The “Return2HK” scheme will exempt adult applicants who can show negative Covid-19 test results 24 hours before travelling.
Other conditions of entry include being holders of a valid Hong Kong identity card and not having stayed in any other regions outside of Guangdong, Macau and Hong Kong in the 14 days prior to travelling.
Specified conditions imposed on inbound travellers who have visited specified high risk places (Cap.599H)
An inbound traveller who, on the day on which the traveller boarded a civil aviation aircraft that arrives at, or is about to arrive at Hong Kong (specified aircraft), or during the 14 days before that day, has stayed in any specified place (i.e. Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States of America), must provide the following documents:
- A test report in English or Chinese issued by a laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name of the relevant traveller identical to that in his or her valid travel document to show that:
- the relevant traveller underwent a nucleic acid test for COVID-19, the sample for which was taken from the relevant traveller within 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the specified aircraft;
- the test conducted on the sample is a nucleic acid test for COVID-19; and
- the result of the test is the relevant traveller was tested negative for COVID-19; and
- If the relevant report is not in English or Chinese or does not contain all of the above information, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name of the relevant traveller identical to that in his or her valid travel document and setting out all of the above information. The said written confirmation should be presented together with the test report; and
- Documentary proof in English or Chinese to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is ISO 15189 accredited or is recognised or approved by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located; and
- The relevant traveller has confirmation in English or Chinese of room reservation in a hotel in Hong Kong for not less than 14 days starting on the day of the arrival of the relevant traveller in Hong Kong.
· Health quarantine arrangements on inbound travellers from the Mainland, Macao or Taiwan, including Hong Kong and non-Hong Kong residents:
o Compulsory quarantine at designated places (home or other accommodation) apart from the exempted persons under the "Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation"
· Health quarantine arrangements on inbound travellers from overseas:
o Hong Kong residents arriving in Hong Kong who have been to any overseas countries or areas in the past 14 days are subject to compulsory quarantine apart from the exempted persons under the "Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation". If inbound travellers have stayed in any specified high risk places on the day or 14 days before boarding the aircraft to Hong Kong, please refer to this webpage.
· All inbound travellers who are subject to the compulsory quarantine specified above should not have any symptoms and should have passed temperature checks upon entry. Those with symptoms will be referred to the Department of Health for further handling. Arrivals holding a visa with validity of less than 14 days will be denied entry.