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Travel checklist

Latest update: 13 September 2021

 

Passengers who are travelling from or have visited a Group A country (high-risk places) – including the Philippines– only fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents with a recognised vaccination record will be permitted to enter Hong Kong. Accompanied children of Hong Kong residents who are under 12, and are flying with adults who meet the above criteria, will also be able to enter Hong Kong regardless of their vaccination status. For more detailed entry requirements, you may find out more hereOpen a new window


Effective from 30 August 2021, Foreign Domestic Helpers (FDHs) from Group A country (high-risk places) – including the Philippines– are allowed entry into Hong Kong. FDHs must be fully vaccinated in the Philippines and hold a valid employment visa for FDHs issued by the Immigration Department (ImmD) of Hong Kong. For more information, you may refer hereOpen a new window

 

Flying to Hong Kong soon? Here are 7 things to prepare before you arrive at the check in counter.

 

 

COVID-19 PCR Test Report

COVID-19 PCR Test Report

An electronic/printed test report issued by the Philippines Government authorised laboratory or healthcare institution (the list can be found here) bearing the name customer identical to that in his/her valid travel document to show that 
1) Customer has undertaken a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 and, 
2) Sample for the test was taken within 72 hours of the scheduled time of departure of the flight to Hong Kong and, 
3) Result of the test for COVID-19 was negative

Proof of accreditation

Proof of accreditation

Documentary proof (in English or Chinese) to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is ISO 15189 accredited or is recognised or approved by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located. 

 

Your Hong Kong hotel room reservation

Your Hong Kong hotel room reservation

Electronic/printed hotel booking confirmation in English or Chinese in Hong Kong for not less than 21 nights starting on the day of your arrival in Hong Kong. The booked hotel must be a designated hotel for quarantine. Kindly refer to list here

A vaccination record proof (hardcopy or softcopy) in either English or Chinese is required. Refer to point 4 for more details.

For Foreign Domestic Helpers (FDHs)– a confirmation of room reservation at a specially designated quarantine hotel for not less than 21 nights is required. Refer to hotel list link here

 

 

Vaccination record proof

Vaccination record proof

As documentary proof, passengers must present valid vaccination record in hardcopy OR softcopy written in English or Chinese that is issued by:
(A) Healthcare institution or relevant authority of the Government of Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland, Macao or, 
(B) An authority or recognised institution of a country where its national regulatory authority is designated by the World Health Organization as a stringent regulatory authority or,
(C) Relevant authority or recognised institution of a country with which Hong Kong has reached a recognition agreement arrangement including the Philippines. Refer here for sample of International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) issued by the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) of the Philippines.


During check-in, you will have to present the completed vaccination record proof containing the below information:

1) Name of the customer (identical to the valid travel document)
2) Show received dose(s) of vaccine against COVID-19
3) The date(s) on which the dose(s) administered
4) The name of the vaccine administered (please refer to the latest list of recognised vaccines in HKSAR Government page)

Proof of completion of Hong Kong Department of Health online declaration form

Proof of completion of Hong Kong Department of Health online declaration form

A proof in the form of printed or digital QR code that you have completed the Hong Kong Department of Health online health declaration form. If you have yet to do so, you may complete the form here

Proof of completion of Bureau of Immigration Declaration

Proof of completion of Bureau of Immigration Declaration

Complete the Bureau of Immigration Declaration at the check-in counter, acknowledging the risks involved in travelling, risk of delay in their return trip and more. 

For those travelling as tourist or on short-term/ visitor visas, verification of confirmed round-trip tickets and adequate travel and health insurance will be done at check-in counter and by immigration officers. Travel and health insurance should cover travel disruptions and hospitalization if needed due to COVID-19 infections during their valid stay period abroad. 

Download Traze Contact Tracing Mobile App

Download Traze Contact Tracing Mobile App

All passengers travelling to and departing from the Philippines are required to download the Traze Contact Tracing Mobile App

Pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test exclusive rates 

We have partnered with selected medical service providers in the Philippines so you can enjoy exclusive discount rates when you present your Cathay Pacific e-ticket to our partners. 

 

Hotel quarantine guide

We understand there may be some uncertainty about where to stay and what you can expect from your quarantine. To help you make the most out of your time during your quarantine period of 21 nights, we've put together a useful quarantine guide especially for you. 

 

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 requirementsOpen a new window page for more information about who is eligible to travel and the required documents.

We've also collated your most frequently asked questions to ensure you have all the information you need before flying.