Travel and Quarantine Requirements

Travel and Entry Requirements

  • Entry ban for all non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas countries and regions by plane.
  • Entry ban for non-Hong Kong residents coming from the Mainland, Macao and Taiwan if they have been to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days.

  • All persons who stayed in the United Kingdom or South Africa for more than 2 hours in the past 21 days will not be permitted to enter Hong Kong.

  • Inbound travellers arriving in Hong Kong from the following high-risk countries must obtain a negative COVID-19 test result conducted by an approved laboratory or healthcare institution with ISO 15189 accreditation before arriving in Hong Kong and a confirmation of a designated quarantine hotel room reservation for no less than 21 nights: Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States of America.
  • All passengers arriving into Hong Kong will be required to undergo a medical test for COVID-19 at the airport prior to clearing immigration and baggage collection. The waiting time could be up to 12 hours or more.

    • The test, which involves providing a combined nasal and throat swab sample, will be conducted by medical professionals at the Department of Health Temporary Specimen Collection Centre. All passengers will be required to wait for their test results before they can proceed with immigration procedures.
  • Travellers holding a visa with validity of less than 21 days will be denied entry.

Quarantine and Health Requirements

  • Compulsory quarantine at designated places (home, hotel or other accommodation) for all travellers from the Mainland, Macao or Taiwan.
  • All travellers arriving from countries outside China (Mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) must stay in a Designated Quarantine Hotel to undergo 21 days quarantine.

  • All inbound travellers who are subject to the compulsory quarantine should not have any symptoms and should have passed temperature checks upon entry. Those with symptoms will be referred to the Department of Health for further handling.

Updated as at 5 January 2020

Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19, there has been a constant change in terms of work permit process, timeline, travel restrictions, quarantine period, medical tests as well as insurance requirements etc. All these requirements can change by the respective authorities in both country of work and candidate’s home country from time to time. The process, timeline and costs that Innovare provides is a guideline and is subject to change if any process is being changed. While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure its accuracy at the time of communication, Innovare cannot guarantee nor be liable for such change in timeline or costs arising from any pandemic related factors so please take note of the potentially volatile situation during this period.