Latest information on travel bans during COVID-19

Hong Kong

Country`s borders status

Borders of Hong Kong are temporarily closed.

These passengers are allowed to enter:

  • holders of a Hong Kong SAR, China passport;
  • holders of a British passport and “British National (Overseas)” nationality who may reside in Hong Kong SAR, China;
  • holders of a Hong Kong SAR, China “Document of Identity for Visa Purposes”;
  • residents of Hong Kong SAR, China who hold:
  • a Permanent Identity Card; or
  • an Identity card with the asterisk, the code “A” or the code “R”; or
  • an Identity card with the code “C” and a visa; or
  • an Identity card with the code “U” and prior approval from Hong Kong Immigration.
  • Hong Kong residents who, in addition to their ID, have a visa marked “Permission to remain extended until”;
  • those with a residence or study visa issued by Hong Kong SAR, China;
  • those who visited in the last 14 days just the mainland of China, Taiwan or Macao SAR, China and arriving from these territories;
  • residents of Macao SAR, China who after arriving will at once travel to Macao SAR, China;
  • children and spouses of residents of Hong Kong SAR, China.

Transit is allowed only if:

  • connecting flight is booked on the same ticket;
  • all the boarding passes are printed;
  • baggage is checked through until the final destination.

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

Those who have been in Bangladesh, Belgium, Ethiopia, France, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Federation, South Africa, Turkey, USA or United Kingdom in the past 14 days must have:

  • a medical certificate in Chinese or English with a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result. The sample must have been taken not more than 72 hours before the departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong. The certificate must include the name and identity card or passport number of the passenger; and
  • the original report for the nucleic acid test with 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
  • confirmed booking in Chinese or English of accommodation in Hong Kong for 14 or more days.

This doesn’t apply to passengers in transit.


Arriving passengers will be quarantined for 14 days. They must also submit a “Health Declaration” in the Department of Health.


Effective 13 November 2020, arriving people must have a confirmation of hotel reservation for 14 days or more in Chinese or English.

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