Travelling to Hong Kong? What You Need to Know
If you are planning on travelling to Hong Kong, there is some good news! Hong Kong has eased up on their travel regulations, making it much more comfortable travelling into the country. We have outlined the most recent travel updates for you here.
1. NO MORE HOTEL QUARANTINE
Hong Kong is now implementing a ‘0+3’ period instead of a hotel quarantine. What this means is that you will be expected to self-monitor for symptoms over three days. During this time you may be allowed to go outside but you will be restricted from entering certain public places like shopping malls, bars and restaurants. However, you can take public transport to work or to supermarkets. Upon landing you will need to download the Leave Home Safe app which will alert you to your status. You will start off with an Amber Code which restricts entry into certain public places. Once your ‘0+3’ period ends your code will turn blue, which means that you can move around without any restrictions.
2. NO MORE PCR TESTS BEFORE BOARDING
Before boarding your flight to Hong Kong, you are no longer required to take a PCR test. However, you you will be required to take a rapid antigen test 24 hours before boarding your flight.
3. PCR TESTING AFTER LANDING IN HONG KONG
You will need to undergo a PCR test at the airport upon arrival. However, you can pick your luggage and leave for your hotel or residence without having to wait for the test result. You must also undergo PCR tests on day two, day four, and day six, after arrival. In addition to that, you will also need to take a rapid antigen test each day for seven days.
4. IF YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID AFTER ARRIVAL
If you test positive after arrival in Hong Kong, you will receive a Red Code which will mean that you would need to isolate yourself at home or your hotel. The isolation and discharge criteria will be the same as those for local positive COVID cases.