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Travel restrictions for passengers travelling to/transiting through Hong Kong

Latest update: 07 Apr 2020 11:30 HKT (GMT+8)

In light of the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Hong Kong SAR government has implemented the following travel restrictions for passengers arriving in and transiting through Hong Kong.Please refer to the below restrictions to determine your eligibility to travel.

Entry restrictions
Effective from 25 March 2020 (00:00 HKT), only Hong Kong residents with following documents will be permitted to enter Hong Kong:

  • Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card
  • Hong Kong SAR passport or British National (Overseas) passport (with right of abode in Hong Kong)
  • Hong Kong Identity Card (this needs to be accompanied with a valid work or study visa)

Non-Hong Kong residents will be denied entry into Hong Kong.

Entry restriction exemptions
The following passengers are exempt from the entry restrictions:

  • Passengers travelling from Mainland China, Taiwan or Macao SAR, and have not been to other country/region in past 14 days
  • Diplomatic/official passport holders (subject to prevailing visa requirements)
  • The spouse and children of Hong Kong residents
  • Local government personnel performing official duties
  • Personnel approved by the Hong Kong SAR government to carry out anti-epidemic work
  • Passengers holding a new entry visa to work, study, establish or join in any business, or to take up residence in Hong Kong

Passengers falling into this exemption category must still meet the minimum 14 days intended/permitted limit of stay in order to meet the 14 days of compulsory quarantine requirements – otherwise entry will be refused

Transit restrictions
Passengers are no longer permitted to transit through Hong Kong International Airport.

All sea-to-air ferry services (Greater Bay Area to Hong Kong) and air-to-sea ferry services (Hong Kong to Greater Bay Area) have also been suspended.

Additional entry requirements
A health declaration form must be completed and submitted to the Hong Kong Department of Health on arrival. These forms are distributed onboard all flights to Hong Kong. Alternatively, passengers can submit their details by filling out the online form prior to departure – upon completion, a QR code (valid for 24 hours) will be provided to present to officials on arrival.

Quarantine measures
Hong Kong SAR residents who have been to the following countries/regions in the past 14 days will be required to undergo 14 days of compulsory quarantine in a government-nominated quarantine facility:

  • China: Hubei
  • Iran
  • Italy: Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions
  • South Korea: Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do

All other passengers who are eligible to enter Hong Kong will be required to undergo 14 days of compulsory quarantine, either at home or a hotel.