Travel Restrictions Entering Hong Kong SAR China from the United States

International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from the United States to Hong Kong SAR China.

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Governments are changing their policies rapidly in response to the Omicron variant. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status
RESTRICTED

Entry restricted for international travelers

RESTRICTED

Transit is restricted

Policies
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Cases Per Million
10.27
Decreased by9.23
at 1/27/2022
Vaccinated
70.38%
Increased by1.57%
at 1/27/2022
Return Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Border Status

Restricted

Entry restricted for international travelers

Description

Travelers who have spent more than 2 hours in selected countries prior to traveling to Hong Kong are not allowed to enter Hong Kong. Flights from these countries are suspended until at least February 4th, 2022.

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Start Date
1/7/2022
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Restricted

Transit is restricted

Description

Travelers who stayed in selected countries in the past 21 days prior to arrival are not allowed to transit through Hong Kong.

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Start Date
1/7/2022
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Visas

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

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Travel Purpose
TourismMedicalBusinessTransit
Description

Travelers arriving from selected countries must have a negative COVID-19 PCR nucleic acid test result in English or Chinese. The sample must be taken a maximum of 48 hours before the scheduled departure time of the last flight to Hong Kong.

Documentary proof in English or Chinese is required to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is ISO 15189 accredited or is recognized or approved by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located.

For more details, please see the source.

Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 48 hours Before Final Boarding
  • A Nucleic Acid Test Up To 48 hours Before Final Boarding
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Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form

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Description

All travelers are required to submit a health declaration form to border control. The submission can be done online or with a paper form.

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After submitting the online form, the system will generate a QR code. Travelers should save the result and show it to the border control point staff when entering Hong Kong. The QR code is valid for 48 hours.

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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers must have a valid proof of having received the last dose of the vaccine at least 14 days before travel. The vaccine must be accepted by the authorities of Hong Kong. For a list of types of vaccines accepted, please check the source.

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Travelers aged 12 to 17 who have received 1 dose of the Comirnaty vaccine at least 14 days before travel, are considered fully vaccinated.

Travelers who are residents of Hong Kong who have received 1 dose of a recognized COVID-19 vaccine and hold a recognized vaccination record are considered fully vaccinated if they were certified by a medical practitioner that they were unfit to receive the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine because of health reasons.

Some travelers must have their proof of vaccination issued in specific countries.

Travelers who have access to the EU Digital COVID Certificate may use it as proof.

Please check the source for more details.

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Mandatory

Mandatory accommodation reservation

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Description

Travelers arriving from selected countries must have confirmation in English or Chinese of room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel (DQH) in Hong Kong for no less than 21 days.

Travelers arriving from Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe are required to quarantine at Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre for the first 7 days. Travelers must have confirmation of room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel for no less than 17 days starting from the 5th day after their arrival in Hong Kong.

For a list of exemptions, please check the source.

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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Description

Travelers arriving via the Hong Kong International Airport are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival. If their test results are negative, they will be allowed to go to the hotel for which they made the reservation to continue the compulsory quarantine until completion. If their results are positive, the travelers will be transferred to the hospital for quarantine and treatment.

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Mandatory

Mandatory 21-day quarantine and testing

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Description

Travelers who have been in selected countries in the past 21 days before travel must quarantine for 21 days. Travelers must take daily testings in the first 7 days after arrival at Hong Kong, and undergo testing on alternate days thereafter. An additional test on day 26 after arrival is also mandatory.

Travelers arriving from Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe are required to first quarantine at Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre for 4 days. During this period, travelers will need to get daily tests and their health will be monitored by healthcare professionals. After 4 days, they will then be allowed to finish the remaining 17 days of compulsory quarantine at the designated quarantine hotel (DQH) which was previously booked.

Minimum Number of Days
21 days
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Mandatory

Health screening on arrival

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Description

Temperature screening is required for all travelers on arrival. Travelers with a high temperature will undergo further checks.

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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers must wear masks in all public places, including on public transportation and in airports.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Low Risk
COVID-19 transmission is low in Hong Kong SAR China.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
10.27
Decreased by9.23
at 1/27/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
0.01%
Decreased by0.01%
at 12/31/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
70.38%
Increased by1.57%
at 1/27/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
5,315,600
Increased by118,258
at 1/27/2022

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

A nationwide limit on social gatherings of up to a maximum of 4 people is in place. The LeaveHomeSafe contact tracing application is required to access medical and leisure facilities. Preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.
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Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in all public spaces and while on public transportation.

Public transportation

Restrictions in place
Public transport is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are open with seating limited to a maximum of 4 people per table to allow for social distancing. Customers may be required to use the LeaveHomeSafe app for contact tracing purposes.

Bars

Restrictions in place
Bars are open with seating limited to a maximum of 4 people per table to allow for social distancing. Customers may be required to use the LeaveHomeSafe app for contact tracing purposes.

Nightclubs

Closed
Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Restrictions in place
Shops and services are generally open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Customers may be required to use the LeaveHomeSafe app for contact tracing purposes. Further restrictions may be in place for some non-essential businesses.

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