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Flying soon? Here's what you need to prepare.

Download our checklist and get ready for your journey

Before your flight

Before your flight

  • Remember to check your Flight Status before you travel.

  • Online check-in opens 48 hours before flight departure.
    NOTE: Due to the number of government restrictions that are currently in place, we are not able to provide mobile or self-print boarding passes at this time.

  • Complete and submit a Health Declaration Form if relevant to your destination, prior to departure.

  • If your end destination is Hong Kong, you must complete a Hong Kong Department of Health Declaration Form prior to departure.

  • All travellers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, collected within 48 hours before your scheduled time of departure.

  • You may bring hand sanitiser/health-related items on board.

  • We ask that you bring your own mask(s) as these must be worn when travelling with us.

  • If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, you must provide a medical certificate confirming you have recovered and are no longer contagious, in order to travel.

  • Flying to Hong Kong? Fly Ready is a convenient way to upload your COVID-19 test results and other required documents before your flight. Please note that the form is only available in English.


  • Allow plenty of time to complete check-in processes at our airports.

  • All passengers will be required to answer health screening questions upon check-in

  • Self-service bag drop will be in operation at all airports that offer this facility.

  • To protect the wellbeing of all passengers and our crew, if you are two years of age or older, you must wear a face covering when travelling with us. This includes at check-in, while on board and through to disembarkation.

Fly confidently with Cathay Care

Cathay Care at check-in

On board

On board

Temporary modifications to inflight service are in place to reflect the current situation.
  • Face masks, as per check-in, are required on board. A Cathay Care Kit will be provided on board including antiseptic wipes and an extra mask.

  • Inflight magazines and duty free sales have been temporarily suspended.

Cathay Care on board 

Cathay Care for cabin crew

HKIA (Hong Kong International Airport)

HKIA (Hong Kong International Airport)

Health & Safety
  • Face masks are required to be worn, and hand sanitiser is available throughout the airport e.g. Cathay Pacific check-in counters, immigration, Security checkpoints, boarding gates, arrivals hall, and at our Cathay Pacific lounges.

  • Temperature checks are required for all arriving, departing and transiting passengers.

Arrivals & Transit*
  • All persons arriving into Hong Kong must present a negative COVID-19 test, confirmation of room reservation, and a vaccination record if vaccinated. Quarantine is compulsory for arrivals into Hong Kong. For all details visit the Hong Kong Government webpage.

  • While in transit, you can take advantage of pay-in lounges and free shower facilities (located in the transit area as you move from Arrivals up to Departures).

*Update - 14 January 2022

From midnight on 16 January until 11.59pm on 15 February 2022, transfer and transit services at Hong Kong International Airport will be limited to passengers coming from non high risk places.

Airport Facilities
  • Limited shops and restaurants are currently operating in the terminal.

  • Resting Lounges are located throughout the airport for travellers to unwind and rest before departure and during transit.