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Latest Quarantine Advisories for Travellers: FAQs

  1. Is there any vaccination requirement for inbound persons from overseas places or Taiwan?
  2. What is the entry requirement of Hong Kong?
  3. Is there any post-arrival testing requirement for inbound persons?
  4. Are there any epidemic measures in Hong Kong?
  5. Can travellers arriving from Taiwan and overseas places travel to the Mainland from Hong Kong?
  6. What are the requirements of self-paid testing used for cross-boundary travel from Hong Kong to Mainland?
  7. Where can I conduct self-paid testing?
  8. Do I need to conduct multiple nucleic acid tests for day trip?
  9. Do I need to make online bookings before travelling to Mainland from Hong Kong?
  10. Do I need to make online bookings before travelling to Hong Kong from Mainland?
  1. Is there any vaccination requirement for inbound persons from overseas places or Taiwan?

    Non-Hong Kong residents aged 12 or above are required to fulfil relevant vaccination requirement to board for Hong Kong.

    Unvaccinated children aged 11 or below, regardless of Hong Kong residents or not, are allowed to board for Hong Kong.

    For details, please visit Fulfilling vaccination requirement.

  2. What is the entry requirement of Hong Kong?

    All persons entering the Mainland from Hong Kong, or entering Hong Kong from the Mainland, are required to undergo a PCR test for COVID-19 within 48 hours prior to the scheduled time of flight departure (for those entering via the airport) or the time of arrival (for those entering via other BCPs) and obtain a negative result. Travellers should hold the applicable nucleic test report for checking by BCP personnel.

    In addition, if inbound persons from Macao have stayed in the Mainland on the day of, or in the seven days prior to, arrival at Hong Kong, they will be required to undergo a PCR test within 48 hours prior to the time of arrival at Hong Kong, and obtain a negative result for entering Hong Kong.

    For persons arriving from places outside China (aged three or above on the day of arrival at Hong Kong), are required to conduct an RAT or undergo a PCR test within 48 hours prior to the scheduled time of flight departure (for those entering via the airport) or before arrival at Hong Kong (for those entering via other boundary control points), and obtain a negative result.

    Upon receiving the test results, relevant persons should keep the photos showing the test results or the test report for 90 days. They may also voluntarily declare the test result via the Department of Health's electronic health declaration form.

    For details, please visit https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html

  3. Is there any post-arrival testing requirement for inbound persons?

    All travellers are NOT required to conduct PCR tests upon and after arrival at Hong Kong.

    The Government continues to advise all inbound persons to conduct daily RATs using self-arranged RAT kits during the period between the day of arrival (Day 0) and Day 5 after arrival at Hong Kong.

  4. Are there any epidemic measures in Hong Kong?

    All social distancing measures except mask-wearing have been lifted. Vaccine Pass requirement has also been scrapped.

  5. Can travellers arriving from Taiwan and overseas places travel to the Mainland from Hong Kong?

    The travel between Hong Kong and the Mainland has been resumed in phases starting January 8.

    The first-phase resumption covers the Hong Kong International Airport, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the Shenzhen Bay Control Point that are in operation, as well as the reopened Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal, the China Ferry Terminal, Man Kam To Control Point and Lok Ma Chau Spur Line/Futian Control Point.

    - There is prescribed daily numbers of travellers set for certain boundary checkpoints. Hong Kong residents and foreign visitors to Hong Kong are required to successfully make bookings (www.gov.hk) before they can travel to the Mainland from Hong Kong via certain BCPs. Mainland residents are NOT required to make any booking for returning to the Mainland.
    - Persons travelling between Hong Kong and the Mainland will be required to undergo nucleic acid test within 48 hours with a negative result obtained before travelling.

    For details, please refer to the press release: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202301/05/P2023010500649.htm

    *Proof of nucleic acid test NOT required for young children aged 3 and below for entry to Mainland from Hong Kong

  6. What are the requirements of self-paid testing used for cross-boundary travel from Hong Kong to Mainland?

    - Test result must be negative
    - Must be conducted within 48 hours before the scheduled flight departure time (for those entering the Mainland via airport) or arrival time (for those entering the Mainland via other boundary control points)
    - Test report must be issued by local recognised COVID-19 testing institutions
    - Results of free community test / deep throat saliva specimen are NOT accepted

    You can download "self-paid nucleic acid testing electronic record" from the COVID-19 Electronic Testing Record System and present the relevant record in electronic or paper form or screen capture for checking by staff at the boundary control points.
    https://www.evt.gov.hk/portal/en/

  7. Where can I conduct self-paid testing?

    There are 80+ community testing facilities in various districts of Hong Kong, provide self-paid nucleic acid testing service and issue test result reports for cross-boundary travel. Please visit websites:
    https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/en/info/
    https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/List_of_recognised_laboratories.pdf

    There are various testing institutions in Mainland providing nucleic acid testing service and test result reports for cross-boundary travel. Please visit website:
    http://bmfw.www.gov.cn/hsjcjgcx/index.html

  8. Do I need to conduct multiple nucleic acid tests for day trip?

    Cross-boundary persons with a valid test result report, i.e. the testing was conducted within the past 48 hours, may use the same report to cross the boundary for more than once without the need to conduct multiple nucleic acid tests.

  9. Do I need to make online bookings before travelling to Mainland from Hong Kong?

    Hong Kong residents and foreign visitors to Hong Kong:
    Prescribed daily one-way numbers of travellers set for below boundary checkpoints, successful booking at www.gov.hk is required.
    - Shenzhen Bay Control Point (10,000 quotas)
    - Man Kam To Control Point (5,000 quotas)
    - Lok Ma Chau Spur Line/Futian Control Point (35,000 quotas)
    - Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge: Drivers and passengers of private cars and cross-boundary hire car services (1,000 quotas) (NO booking required for passengers of shuttle buses)
    NO booking required:
    - Hong Kong International Airport
    - Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge: Passengers of shuttle buses
    - Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal
    - China Ferry Terminal

    Mainland residents return to the Mainland:
    NO booking required.

    For details of prescribed daily numbers of persons under first-phase resumption (from Jan 18 to 21), please visit https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202301/14/P2023011400388.htm.

  10. Do I need to make online bookings before travelling to Hong Kong from Mainland?

    Hong Kong residents and foreign visitors returning to Hong Kong from the Mainland are NOT required to make any booking.

    Mainland residents are required to successfully make bookings via online booking system of the Shenzhen Municipal Government, before they can travel to Hong Kong from the Mainland.

Last revision date : 16/01/2023