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Travel checklist

Latest update: 13 September 2021

 

Effective 20 August, if travelling from or have visited a Group A country (high-risk places) – including Thailand– 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.

 

Flying to Hong Kong soon? Here are 5 things to prepare before you arrive at the check in counter.

Valid travel document

Valid travel document

The Hong Kong SAR Government has introduced strict entry requirements for passengers who are ending their journey in Hong Kong. 

Check restrictions for passengers travelling to Hong Kong

A negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test

A negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test

The name on your test report MUST be exactly as it appears on your passport and travel documents. 

The Hong Kong Government will not accept any name spelling deviation, nor with any parts of the name missing. 

The nucleic test report must include the term "PCR".

The sample must be taken within 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure. 

Proof of accreditation

Proof of accreditation

Separate documentary proof (in English or Chinese) is required to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution where the test is performed 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. The approved list can be found here

Ensure test reports and travel dates are dated within the accreditation validity dates.

Your Hong Kong hotel room reservation

Your Hong Kong hotel room reservation

A confirmation for 21 nights starting on the day of arrival, in designated quarantine hotels. 

Kindly note that all names of the occupants need to be printed on the hotel booking confirmation. 

Vaccination record requirements

Vaccination record requirements

As documentary proof, passengers must present a recognised vaccination record in hardcopy OR softcopy written in English or Chinese that is issued by Hong Kong, or an authority or recognised institution of a place on the “List of Places of Issuance of Recognised Vaccination Records". For the list of recognised COVID-19 vaccines, please visit here.

The name on your vaccination record MUST be exactly as it appears on your passport and valid travel documents. 

Kindly ensure the vaccination record to include the name of the COVID-19 vaccine, number of received dose(s) and the date(s) on the dose(s) administered.

To be considered as “fully vaccinated”, kindly ensure that it must have been at least 14 days since you were given your final dose.

Pre-departure COVID-19 PCR tests

We have partnered with selected hospitals and healthcare groups in Thailand that you can enjoy discounted rates with, when you present your Cathay Pacific e-ticket.

 

 

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 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 required documents.

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