All you need to know before you go: Hong Kong entry requirements

Mar 31, 2023


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Starting from December 14 (Wednesday), visitors who test negative for COVID-19 will no longer need an amber health code and can enter restaurants and other premises previously off limits to them, which means that Hong Kong has effectively lifted all travel restrictions for arrivals into the city, ending ‘0+3’ regime.

Only staff in hospitals and nursing homes will be required to undergo PCR tests. Workers in other occupations can opt for rapid antigen tests. In addition, no more checkpoint PCR test is required for cross-border travelers entering Macao and Chinese mainland.

Starting from September 26, overseas travelers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport will no longer need to quarantine in a hotel, the Hong Kong Tourism Board stated. Meanwhile, the city has implemented “0+3” restriction policy in which travelers will not need to undergo hotel quarantine anymore but must self-monitor for symptoms for the first three days of their trip.

According to the Hong Kong government, from November 17, Hong Kong arrivals under the “0+3” arrangements are permitted to visit more venues in the city, including museums, non-dining sections in theme parks, hair salons, and places of worship. has compiled a guide to help you with everything you need to know when entering the city — from things to prepare before you arrive at Hong Kong International Airport, to all the steps you have to take as soon as you land.

All overseas passengers entering Hong Kong need to meet the entry requirements. Each country has its own rules in place which must be followed otherwise there will be consequences.

- All visitors will need to provide a negative PCR test taken no more than 24 hours prior to departure as well as submitting an online Health and Quarantine Information Declaration form.

- Hong Kong residents do not need to be fully vaccinated to enter the city. But non-Hong Kong residents aged 12 or above are required to be fully vaccinated and show recognized vaccination records or obtain a medical exemption certificate.

- Upon arrival, all travellers arriving at the Hong Kong International Airport will also need to take a PCR test but do not need to wait for results at the airport. As long as you test negative for COVID, you will be issued an amber QR code which will allow you to leave your residence for three days to certain restricted premises. If you test positive, however, you must self-isolate for a minimum of seven days. You may be able to stay at your accommodation or you may need to move to a designated isolation hotel.

- Travellers are required to download the Leave Home Safe app (available in Google Play and Apple Store) when they land in Hong Kong and undergo daily Rapid antigen testing (RAT) tests and one more RT-PCR test on the second day after arrival.

Take notes:

The days of a person's arrival at Hong Kong is counted with the day of arrival at Hong Kong as Day 0. For example, for a person who arrives at Hong Kong on 26 September 2022, the “1st day/Day 1” would be 27 September 2022 and the “7th day/Day 7” would be 3 October 2022.


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