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Flights to Hong Kong   

Everything you need to know about arriving in Hong Kong, from Hong Kong International Airport arrangements to  COVID-19 testing. 

We’re here to ensure your arrival into Hong Kong goes as smoothly as possible. For the most updated information please refer to the official GovHKOpen a new windowpage.

Prior to your departure:

  • Download the Hong Kong Government’s LeaveHomeSafe appOpen a new window. If you’re visiting Hong Kong, you can upload your COVID-19 Provisional Vaccine pass (which you will receive on arrival as part of your Quarantine Order documentation) into the app. This pass will allow you to access restaurants and other facilities that require vaccination status to enter.
  • Complete the Hong Kong health declaration and quarantine form onlineOpen a new window and obtain a health declaration QR code.
  • Use our Fly Ready service once you have all your documentation available. This will give you peace of mind that you’re ready to fly and ensure a hassle free check-in experience at the airport.

Upon arrival, have the health declaration QR code ready. If you are arriving from overseas or Taiwan China, you will be guided to proceed to the registration and main testing area, government health officials will:

  • Scan the QR code from your completed Hong Kong health declaration form and check your ID.
  • Assign you a lanyard with a unique barcode and COVID-19 testing kit.

If you are arriving from overseas or Taiwan China, you will be guided to the testing area and assigned a booth where a combined nasal and throat swab will be taken by medical professionals. You will then proceed to the immigration, customs and baggage reclaim.

For passengers arriving from the Chinese Mainland, you are not required to undergo an arrival COVID-19 test.

If you are arriving from overseas or Taiwan China, you will receive an email from Hong Kong Health Department officials with a link to download your Quarantine Order.

Upon collecting your baggage, you may leave the airport by self-arranged transport, including taking public transport.

If you are arriving from overseas or Taiwan China, please follow the guidelines from the health officials to commence your 3-day medical surveillance.

Travel tips

Some useful tips for the arrival process into Hong Kong

Arrive early

We may have to contact Hong Kong Immigration to ensure that you are allowed into Hong Kong. Arrive 2-3 hours ahead of your flight. Some terminals and counters may be consolidated at certain airports.

Plan your luggage

You won't be able to access your baggage until leaving the airport. Make sure your carry-on baggage contains what you'll need. 

Bring a folder or bag

You will be given multiple forms and documents as you arrive, and these will be regularly checked. Make sure you have them easily available

Prep your phone and cash

Ensure you have a working number, and that you’ve downloaded the StayHomeSafe app. There is free Wi-Fi in the airport. Get your currency before you fly; if not there is an ATM by the baggage carousels.

Tips for the wait

Stay comfortable at T1 Midfield Concourse 

Stay powered

Make sure you have enough battery to get through the waiting period. Bring battery packs and make sure they are charged. 

Bring layers

The waiting area can get cold. Bring multiple layers to stay warm –and act as cushioning for your seat, as well.

Pack for kids

Pack a tent or portable playpen, which you will be able to use while waiting. For younger children, there is a nursing area in the waiting room.

Bring snacks

Bottled water and light snacks are available. Bring your own snacks – especially if you have dietary needs.

Essential information before you travel