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Hong Kong

All passengers must complete the health form online before landing in Hong Kong. Once complete, you will receive a QR code as confirmation. It is mandatory for all passengers to present this QR code at the boarding gate.

The special air-sea and sea-air ferry operations to and from Macao have been cancelled effective 17 July 2020. Passengers will not be accepted on flights if they are connecting further by ferry to China or Macao, or if they are arriving in Hong Kong by sea from China and Macao to connect to a flight.

All passengers, including children below 12 years old, who have been in Bangladesh, Ethiopia (effective 28 August), India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa or USA within the last 14 days before travelling to Hong Kong must present the following documents to be allowed entry.

  • Printed or electronic copy of a certificate/letter in English or Chinese issued by a locally certified laboratory or healthcare institution with the passenger’s name to verify that the passenger has undergone a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their arrival in Hong Kong with a negative result. For passengers transiting through other countries before arriving in Hong Kong, the 72 hours will be counted from the scheduled time of their flight into Hong Kong.
  • If the test report contains all the information required in English or Chinese, further documentation for the certification by the laboratory or healthcare institution is not required. However, if the test report is not in English or Chinese, or does not contain all the information required, 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/her valid travel document and all of the information required must be presented together with the test report.
  • Certificate / letter in English or Chinese recognising the laboratory or healthcare institution from relevant government authorities where it is located; a certificate from an ISO 15189 laboratory is also acceptable.
  • Confirmed booking in English or Chinese of not less than 14 days at hotels in Hong Kong - this is mandatory even if the passenger is a Hong Kong resident. Passengers from Pakistan, Nepal, South Africa, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Philippines, USA, Indonesia and India are advised to book with one of the government recommended hotels. The list of hotels is available in English and Chinese. A confirmed booking of not less than 14 days at accommodations that are not on the government recommended list is also acceptable.

Only the following passengers will be allowed entry into Hong Kong without additional documentation:

  • Passengers who are transiting through Hong Kong (must fulfil transit requirement)
  • Crew – both operating and deadheading (must undergo a COVID-19 test on arrival)
  • Passengers who hold a diplomatic passport

Sea crew arriving in Hong Kong via the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) are required to present the following documents to the Department of Health upon arrival.

  1. Approval letter from the Marine Department
  2. COVID-19 negative test report collected within 48 hours before boarding the flight to Hong Kong, and
  3. Letter of certification

Sea crew who fail to present and submit any of the required documents will be denied entry to Hong Kong and their respective shipping companies/agents must arrange their return to their country of origin.

After entering Hong Kong, sea crew must take a COVID-19 PCR test at the Department of Health’s testing centre at HKIA and wait for the results there.


The transfer/transit services at HKIA from ports in Mainland China will resume from 00:01 on 15 August 2020 until 23:59 on 15 October 2020 (Hong Kong local time). Transfer/transit services to destinations in Mainland China will remain unavailable.

Transfer/transit services between different airlines will be allowed provided that the passengers are booked under the same air ticket (separate tickets are not allowed) and the passengers have been checked through with both boarding passes printed and baggage tagged-through to final destination; and that the operating airlines will communicate closely and implement all the required pre-flight checking and verification and in-flight safety measures.

Layover time must be within 24 hours and passengers meet the most updated immigration and health quarantine requirements of the destinations, and the transfer/transit requirements at HKIA to avoid having passengers stranded in Hong Kong.