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Hong Kong: restrictions and entry requirements 2022

Borders are closed. There are few exceptions however.

Transit is allowed only if:

  • connecting flight is booked on the same ticket or booking;
  • a passenger has all the boarding passes;
  • baggage is checked through until the final destination.

Transit through Hong Kong to Mainland China is prohibited. This doesn’t apply to holders of a diplomatic passport.

Passengers must have a hotel reservation confirmation in Chinese or English for a minimum of 7 nights. The hotel must be listed here.

This rule does not apply to passengers who in the past 14 days have only been in Mainland of China or Macao SAR, China.

Arriving people must present a QR code generated after completing a Health Declaration Form upon arrival.

Arriving people must have (documents must be in Chinese or English):

  • a negative PCR or RT-PCR COVID-19  test taken not more than 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong. More information can be found here. The name in the test result must match the name on the travel document, or a written confirmation issued by the laboratory with the name of the passenger must be presented; and
  • a hotel reservation confirmation in Chinese or English for a minimum of 14 nights.

This does not apply to:

  • passengers arriving from the Mainland of China or Macao SAR, China;
  • children under 3;
  • holders of a COVID-19 recovery certificate showing that they tested positive between 14 days and 90 days before departure and they recovered, and a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 24 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong, SAR China.

Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. The certificate must be in Chinese or English or accompanied by a written confirmation in Chinese or English issued by the health authority of the country of vaccination. Vaccines accepted are: Anhui Zhifei Longcom, AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), CanSinoBIO (Convidecia), Covaxin, Covishield, Covovax, IMBCAMS, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), BioKangtai, Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V. More details can be found here.

This rule does not apply to:

  • passengers who in the past 14 days have only been in Mainland of China, Chinese Taipei or Macao SAR, China;
  • passengers younger than 12 years accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent/guardian;
  • passengers between 12 and 17 years old with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received one dose of Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before arrival.

People arriving from the Mainland of China or Macao must have a negative PCR or RT-PCR COVID-19  test taken at most 3 days before arrival. More information can be found here.

Those who in the past 14 days have only been in the Mainland of China, Macao must have a hotel reservation confirmation in Chinese or English for a minimum of 14 nights.

Passengers who in the past 14 days have only been in Mainland of China, Macao SAR, China, are subject to home quarantine for 14 nights. This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. They are subject to home quarantine for 7 nights. The certificate must be in Chinese or English or accompanied by a written confirmation in Chinese or English issued by the health authority of the country of vaccination.

Arriving people are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival. They also are subject to medical screening upon arrival and quarantine for up to 14 days.

More details can be found here

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