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Flights departing from Hong Kong International Airport 

Everything you need to know before boarding your flight at HKIA, from check-in to the cabin. 

  • You meet the latest entry requirements for your destination.
  • You have a folder to keep your documents close at hand.
  • You have surgical face masks to wear during your journey. Please note that masks with exhalation valves or vents are not permitted.
  • You completed the necessary health and travel history forms and, if required for your final destination, downloaded contact tracing apps.
  • You checked public transport times. The Airport Express and some bus companies are operating reduced schedules.

Expect the airport check-in to take a little longer than usual. Arrive 2-3 hours before your flight.

  • You can check in on up to 48 hours in advance but will still need to collect your boarding pass from a check-in counter.
  • At the airport entrance, present proof of your booking and undergo a temperature check.
  • To be eligible to fly, you will need:
    • To declare your travel history for the past 14 days.
    • A medical certificate confirming recovery, if you previously tested positive for COVID-19.
    • Additional forms, depending on your destination. This may include your vaccination records and/or a COVID-19 test.

A limited number of airport facilities remain open, so plan ahead.

  • See the list of open restaurants, stores and services hereOpen a new window.
  • The Wing, First and The Pier, Business are open to passengers with lounge access departing from Hong Kong, and specific transit passengers according to transit origin. To ensure your wellbeing, we:
    • Check the body temperature of all passengers.
    • Require all passengers to use the LeaveHomeSafe mobile app to scan a QR code before entering.
    • Require all staff and passengers to wear a surgical face mask.
    • Have adjusted meal services.

Travel tips

How to prepare for your departure from Hong Kong

Arrive early

Arrive 2-3 hours ahead of your flight. Check-in for all Cathay Pacific flights is in Zone B.

Check your forms

Have the valid travel documents and health declaration forms required to enter your final destination.

Bring a folder or bag

You will be carrying multiple travel documents and forms, and these will be checked more than once during your journey. Make sure they are easily accessible.

Rest assured

The airport is open 24/7, so if you miss your flight or are rejected from entering your destination, you will be able to stay at the airport until other arrangements are made.

Bring snacks

A limited number of restaurants and shops at HKIA are open, though operating hours may be shortened. Bring snacks and a refillable water bottle. 

Bring extra face masks

All travellers are required to wear face masks at the airport and in the cabin. Bring extras so you have a fresh one after your flight.