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Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

Prepare for your trip

Travel and quarantine

We will require testing on passengers if it is a requirement from the local regulatory or health authority, in either the departure or destination country.

This includes Hong Kong, where all passengers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport will need to undergo COVID-19 testing. For details, please visit Cathay Care.

If you declare having any symptoms on the COVID-19 health screening questionnaire, our airport teams will contact our medical assistance provider who will advise on acceptance of passengers based on the guidelines from the relevant medical authorities.

If you have been previously diagnosed with COVID-19, you'll need to provide a medical certificate confirming that you have recovered and are no longer contagious in order to travel.

For the latest quarantine requirements, please refer to our Travel restrictions.

For passengers arriving and transiting through Hong Kong, please refer to the Hong Kong Government COVID-19 website.


You'll be able to access health declaration forms in our COVID-19 Information Centre. You'll also be able to access these health forms when you're in the air via our inflight WiFi, free of charge. 

We recommend that you complete the necessary forms prior to arriving at your destination, so that your arrival experience is a smooth one. 

Due to the number of countries currently imposing entry restrictions, we suggest passengers view the latest travel restriction information prior to arriving at the airport.

Our airport teams will accept passengers on flights based on the latest updates from the relevant immigration authorities at the time of check-in. 

Please refer to the Hong Kong Department of Health website for the guidelines on hygienic measures and prevention controlOpen a new window.

Throughout their journey, we recommend that passengers:

  • Carry alcohol-based handrub
  • Observe good personal hygiene
  • Wear a face covering in situations where physical distancing (minimum 2 metres) is not possible

Flight status

Please refer to Where we're flying today for our latest schedule. Note that the schedules listed here are subject to change, due to the evolving COVID-19 situation.

You can check the latest flight status for flights departing in the past four days, today, and the next six days. For departures outside this period, please refer to our flight timetable.

Your latest booking information and flight arrangement can be viewed in Manage Booking. To receive updates on your flight, please download our app for iOS or Android, and enable push notifications. You can also choose to receive updates via text messages or email.

Please refer to our travel advisory for more information.

Due to the number of countries currently imposing entry restrictions, we suggest all customers modify their travel plans, and avoid non-essential travel during this time.

Our airport teams will accept passengers on flights based on the latest updates from the relevant immigration authorities at the time of check-in. Please view the latest travel restriction information prior to arriving at the airport.

If you’ve been accepted on a flight, and your port of arrival rejects the landing of your flight, we’ll fly you back to your port of origin according to ICAO’s Inadmissible Persons (INAD) standards.

If your flight has been cancelled, you will receive an email from us.

For refunds:

If you have booked through cathaypacific.com, log in to Manage booking to apply for a refund.

Please don’t be concerned if you are charged a cancellation fee. We will automatically reimburse this fee to your original method of payment. This may take a bit of time, please bear with us while it’s processed.

I have been put on a new flight, but it’s not suitable:

If you have booked through cathaypacific.com, log in to Manage booking to select a new flight, or you can contact our Contact Centre for more options.

If you bought your ticket through a travel agent or a third-party website, please contact them for information and alternative arrangements.

Can you put me on another airline?

We will try our best to re-accommodate you on a Cathay Pacific flight. In the case where we have suspended a route, we will offer you a refund.

Baggage information

No, there is currently no change to our policy.  We encourage you to check in any baggage that you do not need during the flight. View Baggage information for our baggage policy.

Yes, you're still able to take carry-on baggage. Visit Baggage information to learn more about our cabin baggage policy.