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Getting tested

Latest update: 22 Oct 2021 11:00 UTC +1 (CET)

For some destinations, and to be able to transit through Hong Kong, you must have a COVID-19 PCR-based nucleic acid test before you fly.

Full travel requirements

Everthing you require to travel can be found on our checklist page and you can also refer to the government website for more details.

If you have been in, are flying from, or transiting through Belgium in the 14 days before your trip, and are ending your journey in Hong Kong, you must have a COVID-19 PCR-based nucleic acid test before you fly and have received a negative result 72 hours prior to departure. 

Please note: From 8 December, all passengers, including infants and children, transiting via Hong Kong will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure of their flight to Hong Kong. The test must be done by an accredited or government-recognised provider. Read more >

Find out more about your testing options and the required documents before you fly.

Getting Tested and accreditation documents

You must book your COVID-19 PCR-based nucleic acid test with a testing facility that meets the entry requirements for Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne and other destinations.

The list of recognised testing facilities is available by clicking hereOpen a new window. We recommend printing this list as proof that your testing facility is mentioned on this list of recognized facilities. 

Additionally, we strongly recommend to print this supporting letter from the Belgian ConsulateOpen a new window confirming that the laboratory is accredited by the local government, and present these printouts together with the test result at the airports in Belgium and in Hong Kong.

Your wellbeing on board

We understand your concerns, and have introduced enhanced measures across every stage of the journey – from check-in to the cabin – so you can take off with confidence.


Learn more about Cathay Care >

Fly (worry) free with unlimited changes

If you’re trying to plan ahead, you can now book with greater peace of mind. We’re giving you the freedom to make unlimited changes to new tickets, without the usual change fees.

Start planning >