COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
Quarantine RequiredCOVID-19 Testing Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers Travelers from countries outside of China, not listed as 'at-risk' or included in the list of countries with flight suspensions must present the following: Recognized vaccination record; Proof of negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken within the last 48 hours; and Confirmation of room reservation in a Designated Quarantine Hotel (not less than 14 nights starting from the day of arrival). Different testing rules will apply to travelers from China, Macau SAR or Taiwan depending on their specific circumstances. Non-vaccinated Travelers Different testing rules will apply to travelers from China, Macau SAR or Taiwan depending on their specific circumstances Quarantine Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers Travelers from countries outside of China, not listed as 'at-risk' or included in the list of countries with flight suspensions must undergo: Quarantine for 14 days in a Designated Quarantine Hotel; 6 COVID-19 tests during compulsory quarantine (professional swab sampling); Self-monitoring in the subsequent 7 days; and Compulsory testing on the 16th day of arrival (professional swab sampling at a Community Testing Centre (CTC), or a recognised local medical testing institution; or conduct and submit a deep throat saliva test at specified collection points); and Compulsory testing on the 19th day of arrival (must be conducted at a Community Testing Centre (CTC)) Different quarantine rules will apply to travelers from China, Macau SAR or Taiwan depending on their specific circumstances Non-vaccinated Travelers Different quarantine rules will apply to travelers from China, Macau SAR or Taiwan depending on their specific circumstances
ImmigrationGovernment offices have resumed operations in Hong Kong SAR. Travel Restrictions Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers Fully vaccinated Hong Kong SAR residents can enter Hong Kong SAR but a general entry ban for non-Hong Kong SAR residents is still in place (with limited exceptions such as the Come2HK scheme). Suspension of flights from Australia, Canada, France, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States until March 4, 2022. Come2HK - Non-Hong Kong residents who have not stayed in places designated as 'at-risk' places in the past 14 days prior to and upon the day of arrival in Hong Kong SAR may apply for entry under a quota system through the online booking system for the Come2hk scheme. Return2HK - Hong Kong residents who have not stayed in places designated as 'at-risk' places in the past 14 days prior to and upon the day of arrival in Hong Kong SAR may for entryunder a quota system through the online booking systems apply for a quota for entering Hong Kong via the online booking system for the Return2hk scheme. Non-vaccinated Travelers Entry ban for non-vaccinated travelers outside of China. Suspension of flights from Australia, Canada, France, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States until March 4, 2022.
Home SearchYes, home search service delivery as normal (wearing masks mandatory), plus restrict to maximum number of 4 people in a group.
Temporary AccommodationsMajority of serviced apartments will not take bookings for self-quarantine purposes. Please refers to HKSAR government link for list of quarantine hotels (ver 5). https://www.coronavirous.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list-v6_en.pdf
SchoolsMarch 21, 2022 the Government announced that primary schools, international schools and kindergartens may resume face-to-face classes as early as April 19 after the Easter holidays. Secondary schools may restart in-person classes after the examintions of the 2022 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination core subjects are completed.
General InformationThe Government further announced on December 31, 2021 the list of designated quarantine hotels for the seventh cycle. A total of 44 hotels provide about 12,500 rooms which runs from March 1 to July 31, 2022. The Government might adjust the number of rooms available in this cycle as and where necessary. www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list-v6_en.pdf On March 21, 2022 The Government announced that there will be relax of most of the social distancing measures from April 21 in three phases if the COVID-19 epidemic situation in Hong Kong dhows no signs of a rebound and the downward trend of positive cases continues. FRIENDLY REMINDER : 1) Hong Kong identity card application - Government offices closed until furhter notice hence Hong Kong identity card application service SUSPENDED. Expect delay in obtaining local registration until service resumes in due course. 2) Opening of a bank account - banks may close for service without prior notice either due to shortage of staff or due to there is contact cases of COVID19 on premises which require to go through deep cleaning before re-opening for service. Again please be prepared and inform clients/assignees that sudden change on the itinerary requires and on the day of delivering the service, consultant might need to move on to another bank or branch when necessary in order to succeed with the opening of a bank account. 3) HKSAR Government just issued on March 7, 2022 a new RAT website for submitting results and providing support to positive cases as below : https://www.chp.gov.hk/ratp/
Public TransportYes. All public transport requires passengers to wear masks. Offenders face up to HK $5,000 fine.
Household GoodsSurvey (Video/In-person)
• Yes, both
Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
Yes, Day to Day resume for delivery and packing
Air - Omicron spread is impacting the airfreight market with many flight cancellations. Sea - COVID-19 positive cases have increased in Hong Kong in the last couple of days. Because of that, the availability of terminals stevedore for vessel and terminal operations is reduced by about 15% from normal level. Due to the terminals stevedore availability issue, vessel productivity is expected to be decreased while vessel berthing waiting time and cargo working time are expected to be increased.
• Normal at present
Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?