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Hong Kong Travel Restrictions

57.94% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 56.91% last week
Most visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter Hong Kong.

Hong Kong entry details and exceptions

Restriction does not apply to fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents with a recognized vaccination record, children under the age of 12, accompanied by fully vaccinated parents who are residents of Hong Kong and vaccinated spouses of Hong Kong residents with the required documentation.


Outgoing travel to Hong KongTravelling from the United Kingdom to Hong Kong

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Hong Kong.

Details and exceptions

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

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United Kingdom will need to quarantine for 21 days upon entering Hong Kong.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who are unvaccinated must quarantine for 21 days in a quarantine hotel and take 6 tests during quarantine. A further 7 days of self-monitoring and testing are also mandatory. Travelers must take tests on days 16 and 19 after arrival in Hong Kong.


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from Hong Kong

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Hong Kong must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test (a PCR test, a LAMP test or an antigen test, such as an LFD (lateral flow device) test) taken any time in the 3 days before the departure date. If a traveler is changing flight, the test should be taken in the 3 days of the final departure point to UK.

The test result must be in either English, French or Spanish. Translations will not be accepted.

Travelers could be fined £500 if they are unable to present a pre-departure test.

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena) and children who are 0-10 years old going to England (0-11 years old for children going to Wales, Scotland and NI) are exempt from the pre-departure testing requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Hong Kong are not required to quarantine upon entering the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

All travelers including vaccinated individuals who are mandated to quarantine in a managed hotel must be administered with day 2 and day 8 test. They will be required to continue their quarantine period regardless of the result of their day 2 test. For travelers who have positive result, quarantine will start from the date after the result of their day 2 test and they no longer need to use the day 8 test.

For travelers who will have a positive result after using the day 8 test, they will need to quarantine further. They will have to finish the quarantine starting from the date after the result of their day 8 test.

Travelers who have both negative result for day 2 and day 8 test will be out of the 10-day quarantine from the day they arrived in the country.

Travelers going to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are advised to check further details regarding their quarantine.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter Hong Kong. Please check the official guidelines from Hong Kong for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter Hong Kong.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter Hong Kong.

  • Mask usage in Hong Kong is required in public spaces and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Hong Kong are open with restrictions. Bars in Hong Kong are closed.

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