Travel Restrictions Entering Hong Kong SAR China from the United States for Unvaccinated Travelers

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Summary

Border Status

Restricted

Entry is restricted for unvaccinated travelers

Allowed

Transit through Hong Kong International Airport is allowed

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Mandatory COVID-19 Test

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Mandatory Masks

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Mandatory Health Assessment

Last Major Change

Cases Per Million

362.20
Increased by -373.64
at 1/26/2023

Vaccinated

92.29%
Increased by 0.01%
at 1/15/2023
Return Status
Restricted

Entry is restricted for unvaccinated travelers

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The information on this page is applicable to people who are unvaccinated and traveling from the United States to Hong Kong SAR China.

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Border Status

Restricted

Entry is restricted for unvaccinated travelers

Border Type
Air Land Sea
Description

Unvaccinated travelers cannot enter Hong Kong SAR.

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This entry restriction doesn’t apply to the following travelers:

  • Hong Kong residents;
  • Travelers with valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination;
  • Unvaccinated travelers under the age of 12;
  • Partially vaccinated travelers aged 12-17 years who have received at least 1 dose of the Pfizer/Comirnaty vaccine a minimum of 14 days before arrival;
  • Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 and received at least 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before the day of departure for Hong Kong;
  • Travelers who are unfit for vaccination due to health reasons with relevant proof issued by a medical practitioner.   For a complete list of exemptions, please check the source.
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Allowed

Transit through Hong Kong International Airport is allowed

Border Type
Air
Description

Travelers can transit through Hong Kong International Airport. Travelers in transit must have an onward flight ticket or boarding pass that confirms departure a maximum of 24 hours after the scheduled arrival time in Hong Kong. Baggage must also be tagged through to the onward destination. Travelers must confirm in advance that they can enter the final destination.

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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is required

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Travel Purpose
Tourism Medical Business
Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test (RAT) result (which can be self-administered or by professional swab sampling) or a polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid test result. Travelers must take the RAT test a maximum of 24 hours or a PCR test a maximum of 48 hours before the scheduled departure time of the last flight to Hong Kong SAR. Travelers can include negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results in the health declaration form. Travelers must keep the photos of the negative test results or the test report.

For more details, please check the source.

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This testing requirement doesn’t apply to the following travelers:

  • Travelers under the age of 4.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 48 hours Before Final Boarding
  • An Antigen Test Up To 24 hours Before Final Boarding
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Recommended

Recommended health declaration form

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All travelers are recommended to complete a health declaration form before arrival in Hong Kong. Travelers can include proof of COVID-19 vaccination and the negative pre-departure COVID-19 rapid antigen (RAT) test or a polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid test (PCR) results in the form. After submitting the online form, the system will generate a QR code valid for 96 hours.

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For Transit

Not Required

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is not required for transit

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Travel Purpose
Transit
Description

Travelers don’t need a negative COVID-19 test result when transiting through Hong Kong SAR.

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On Arrival

Recommended

Recommended COVID-19 testing after arrival

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Description

Travelers are recommended to take a daily COVID-19 rapid antigen test (RAT) from the day of arrival in Hong Kong until Day 5 after arrival in Hong Kong.

Travelers can report daily RAT results and health status via the ”Electronic COVID-19 Medical Surveillance System” (eCMSS) during the self-monitoring period.

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Not Required

Quarantine is not required

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Description

Travelers don’t need to quarantine on arrival in Hong Kong.

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Mandatory

Health screening on arrival

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Description

All travelers must pass a temperature screening on arrival in Hong Kong. Travelers with a high temperature will undergo further checks.

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While 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

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Hong Kong SAR China.
Daily New Cases Per Million more information indicator
362.20
Increased by -373.64
at
Positive Test Rate more information indicator
0.38%
Decreased by 0.38%
at
Percent Vaccinated more information indicator
92.29%
Increased by 0.01%
at
People Vaccinated more information indicator
6,911,564
Increased by 1,099
at

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

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