HKG travel checklist
Flying to Hong Kong soon?
Latest update: 11 August 2022
From 12 August, passengers travelling to Hong Kong will only need to complete three nights in a Designated Quarantine Hotel (DQH), followed by four days of medical self-monitoring at home or in a normal hotel.
Here's our step-by-step checklist on what you need to do to prepare for your trip.
Our colleagues welcoming you in Ben Gurion Airport will check the following documents. They will also be checked multiple times by quarantine officials on arrival in Hong Kong. Therefore, we strongly recommend you to have printed copies ready for your convenience.
For more information regarding what is required when departing Israel, please visit the Ben Gurion Airport website.
Save time at the airport
Fly Ready with our document pre-verification
Save time and stress by uploading your documents before your flight from Israel to Hong Kong. We’ll verify them ahead of time and let you know if there's any issues – so you can arrive at the airport ready to fly.
Submit your documents anytime between 48 hours and 12 hours before your flight departs from Tel Aviv.
Pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test
If you are flying from, or transiting through Ben Gurion Airport and ending your journey in Hong Kong, you must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test 48 hours before your scheduled departure time. This must show your full name in English as printed in your passport and include your passport number.
Only a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based nucleic acid test will be accepted as a pre-departure testing requirement.
Hotel quarantine upon arrival
A reservation confirmation at one of the designated hotelsOpen a new window in Hong Kong is required, for no less than 3 nights starting on the day of your arrival in Hong Kong. See our hand-picked hotel deals for quarantine.Open a new window
We understand there may be some uncertainty about where to stay and what you can expect from your quarantine, so we've put together a useful guide to help you make the most out of your time.
Documentation & further FAQs
COVID-19 rules continue to change, often at short notice, so it’s important to be well informed. Please visit our Hong Kong entry requirements page for more information about required documents.
We've also collated your most frequently asked questions to ensure you have all the information you need before flying.
Returning to Hong Kong - FAQs
A person is only considered “fully vaccinated” by the Hong Kong Government 14 nights after the last dose in the course of vaccination.
For example, if you receive your final dose on 01 June (Day 0), you are considered to be fully vaccinated on or after 15 June (Day 14).
You must have been vaccinated with one of the vaccines recognised by the Hong Kong GovernmentOpen a new window.
Please note you must present a vaccination record in English or Chinese issued by a healthcare institution or a relevant authority of the government of the place where the vaccine was administered. Your name on the vaccination record must be identical to your travel document and must show:
- You have received dose(s) of COVID-19 vaccine and the date(s) on which the dose(s) was/were administered; and
- the name of the vaccine administered.
For passengers vaccinated in Israel, you can apply for your vaccination certificate hereOpen a new window.
For further details, please refer to the Hong Kong Government COVID-19 websiteOpen a new window.
You can present your documents on your phone if you wish. However, we strongly recommend you to print out all documents e.g. vaccination record (in English or Chinese) for check-in and inspection upon your arrival in Hong Kong. This will speed up the whole process and ensure smooth handling at various checkpoints.
If you choose to present these items on your phone, we recommend that you have a back-up way to access them in case your device runs out of battery or in case of technical issues.
However, you must print the Cathay Pacific Passenger Travel Declaration.
Yes - The Hong Kong Government has announced that from 01 June 2022, children under three (i.e. before they reached their 3rd birthday) will no longer need to present a negative PCR test before they board. They are nevertheless, subject to a PCR test on arrival administered by health officials on arrival in Hong Kong.