Date Updated

07/12/2021



  • • If a traveler does not meet the conditions specified by the Department of Health, a health official may prohibit an aircraft or boat from entering Hong Kong SAR.

    • Travelers (including Hong Kong residents) who have been in Group A1- Extremely high risk countries (Brazil, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Africa and the United Kingdom) within the last 21 days before entry must comply with the following:
    - Have not stayed in the relevant specified places for more than two hours during the relevant period.
    - Present negative results of a nucleic acid COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure.
    - Complete 21-day quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel (a room reservation at a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong SAR may be required upon boarding and upon entry).
    - Undergo four tests during quarantine.
    - Self-monitor in the seven days following quarantine.
    - Undergo a COVID-19 test on the 26th day of arrival at Hong Kong at any Community Testing Centre (CTC).

    • Travelers (including Hong Kong residents) who have been in Group A2-Very high risk countries (Ireland, Russia (effective July 16, 2021) within the last 21 days before entry must comply with the following:
    - Present negative results of a nucleic acid COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure.
    - Complete 21-day quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel (a room reservation at a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong SAR may be required upon boarding and upon entry).
    - undergo four tests during quarantine.
    - Self-monitor in the seven days following quarantine.
    - Undergo a COVID-19 test on the 26th day of arrival at Hong Kong at any Community Testing Centre (CTC).

    • Travelers (including Hong Kong residents) who have been in Group B- High risk countries within the last 14 days before entry (Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Romania, Russia (until July 15, 2021), Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and Vietnam) must comply with the following:
    - Present negative results of a nucleic acid COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure.
    - Complete a 21-day quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel (a room reservation at a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong SAR may be required upon boarding and upon entry).
    - Undergo four COVID-19 tests during compulsory quarantine.

    • Travelers (including Hong Kong residents) who have been to Group C- medium to high-risk countries within the last 14 days before entry (all countries outside Group A1, A2, Group B or Group D and Mainland China, Macau SAR and Taiwan) must comply with the following:
    - Present negative results of a nucleic acid COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure.
    - Complete a 21-day quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel (a room reservation at a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong SAR may be required upon boarding and upon entry).
    - Undergo four COVID-19 tests during compulsory quarantine.

    • Travelers (including Hong Kong residents) who have been to Group D- Low risk countries within the last 14 days (Australia and New Zealand) must quarantine for 14 days in a designated quarantine hotel, undergo three tests during compulsory quarantine; self-monitor for the seven days after quarantine ends and undergo COVID-19 tests 16th and 19th days after arrival.

    • Travelers from Taiwan must comply with the following:
    - Present negative results of a nucleic acid COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure.
    - Complete a 21-day quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel (a room reservation at a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong SAR may be required upon boarding and upon entry).
    - Undergo four COVID-19 tests during compulsory quarantine.

    • Upon arrival in Hong Kong SAR, travelers from Taiwan will be subject to the "test-and-hold" arrangement at the airport, and upon confirmation of negative test results, they will then be required to board the designated transport arranged by the government to proceed to the designated quarantine hotels.

    • Enhanced testing for persons arriving from Taiwan and Singapore upon their completion of quarantine (whether it is conducted at home or at quarantine hotel) as follows:
    - Travelers required to undergo a 14-day quarantine must undergo compulsory testing on the 16th and 19th day of their arrival. They must stay at their place of residence, private premises or the place of quarantine specified on the quarantine order (referred to as "place of stay" below) until the test result from the test conducted on the 19th day is available. If a traveler subject to testing needs to take public transport for the purpose of undergoing the test or for returning to the person's place of stay, they should travel directly by taking taxis and not disembark on the way.
    - Travelers required to undergo a 7-day quarantine because they have completed their vaccination course must undergo compulsory testing on the 12th day of their arrival to Hong Kong. These travelers will be required to stay at their place of stay until the test result from the test conducted on the 12th day is available. If a traveler subject to testing needs to take public transport for the purpose of undergoing the test or for returning to the person's place of stay, they should travel directly by taking taxis and not disembark on the way; and they will be subject to further compulsory testing on the 16th and 19th day of their arrival at Hong Kong, but will not be required to remain at their place of stay during that period.

    • A shorter quarantine period applies for vaccinated travelers who have not stayed in extremely high-risk or very high-risk places applies and for vaccinated travelers arriving in Hong Kong SAR from China.

    • COVID-19 tests must be a PCR-based nucleic acid test. Other testing platforms will not be accepted.

    • The results of the COVID-19 nucleic acid test must be in English or Chinese; the name of the traveler must be identical to the traveler's valid travel document; it must specify that the sample was taken from the traveler within 72 hours of the traveler's departure from a specified aircraft; that the test was a nucleic acid test; and the results were negative.
    - If the report does not contain the above information, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution with the name of the relevant traveler which is identical to the name on their valid travel document with all other relevant information will be accepted. This confirmation should be presented with the rest report to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is ISO 15189 accredited or recognized or approved by government authority, where the health care institution is located.

    • COVID-19 test for all asymptomatic travelers arriving at the Hong Kong International Airport. They will need to stay at the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre to wait for test results. Tests will be available on the same day travelers proceed with immigration procedures.

    • The following quarantine rules apply until September 30, 2021.

    • 14-day quarantine at home, hotel or other accommodation for travelers from Mainland China and Macau SAR unless an exemption applies. The following categories of travelers are quarantine exempt:
    - Those entering to receive or provide services in relation to a nursery, kindergarten, primary or secondary education at a school registered under the Education Ordinance in Hong Kong SAR.
    - Those whose travel is related to manufacturing, business activities or the provision of professional services considered by the Hong Kong SAR government to be in the interest of Hong Kong's economic development.

    • 21-day quarantine at designated quarantine hotel for persons who are not fully vaccinated, with four tests to be conducted during the period.

    • 14-day quarantine at designated quarantine hotel for fully vaccinated persons, with three tests to be conducted during the period, followed by a seven-day self-monitoring period as well as testing on the 16th and 19th day of arrival at Hong Kong SAR.

    • RETURN2HK SCHEME is available to other Mainland provinces and municipalities (excluding Yunnan).

    • Hong Kong residents (who hold HKID cards) staying in other Mainland provinces and municipalities, upon fulfillment of all specified conditions under the Return2hk Scheme, including not having stayed in places other than Hong Kong SAR, the Mainland or Macau SAR, or any places in the Mainland which are designated as "medium-risk" and "high-risk", in the past 14 days before arriving in Hong Kong (not including the period where a person has been undergoing compulsory quarantine in the Mainland or Macau SAR subject to the requirement in that place) can be exempted from the 14-day compulsory quarantine requirement when returning to Hong Kong SAR. The list of areas can be found here.

    • Return2HK Scheme is also applicable to temporary resident who’s limit of stay expired on or after January 1, 2020 and intends to resume residence in Hong Kong.

    • Travelers may choose to return from the Mainland to Hong Kong SAR via the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) or by land (Shenzhen Bay Control Point or Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port).

    • RETURN2HK VISA LAND BOUNDARY CONTROL POINTS
    - Travelers must have an online reservation before returning to Hong Kong SAR
    - Returning to Hong Kong via Shenzhen Bay Control Point: 3,000 quotas per day
    - Returning to Hong Kong via Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port: 2000 quotas per day.
    - Hong Kong SAR residents who are aged 18 or above may use the online booking system for the Return2HK Scheme to apply for a quota for a specific date and boundary control point.
    - The applicant is required to provide their Hong Kong Identity Card Number while making an application for quota. In the same application, they may also apply for the quota for three accompanying Hong Kong SAR residents (e.g. minors aged below 18) at most by providing their Hong Kong Identity Card Number or another personal identity document(s) (e.g. HKSAR passport, HKSAR re-entry permit, birth certificate, additional passport etc.).
    - The online booking system will refresh/be open for quota applications every Wednesday until May 14. The online booking system accepts bookings anytime.
    - Applicants are required to specify the intended date of arrival in Hong Kong and the boundary control point for entering Hong Kong (i.e. Shenzhen Bay Control Point or Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port) in the booking system.
    - Quotas will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. They are non-transferable and will expire after the holders of the quota have entered Hong Kong SAR, or after the appointment date. If necessary (e.g. the applicants are unable to return to Hong Kong SAR as scheduled due to unforeseeable circumstances after a booking has been made), the applicants will have to make another quota application using the booking system.

    • Under the Singapore/Hong Kong travel bubble (launch pending), entrants will need to submit a negative COVID-19 PRC test result conducted by a recognized testing institution, collected within 72 hours prior to departure. Hong Kong residents can only take designated flights to depart from Hong Kong to Singapore at least 14 days after they have had two doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The quarantine periods for those arriving from China who have completed their vaccination course will also be shortened accordingly.


  • • Government offices have resumed operations in Hong Kong SAR.

    • Travel Restrictions: Entry ban for all non-Hong Kong SAR residents, except the following:
    - Individuals entering from Mainland China and Macau SAR who have not been outside these regions in the 14 days preceding entry.
    - Individuals entering from Australia and New Zealand who have not been outside these regions in the 21 days preceding entry.

    • Air transit/transfer services at Hong Kong International Airport have resumed.


  • • Yes. Home search service delivery as normal.
    - Wearing a mask is mandatory.
    - Visits are restricted to maximum number of 4 people in a group.
  • Yes.


  • • All schools are resuming classes but not to full capacity.

    • Parents are advised to check with school(s) as each school has its own arrangement and schedule for classes and operating hours in oder to comply with social distancing measures. 


  • • The Government announced on May 18 that considering the epidemic situation in Taiwan and Singapore, it will further tighten the quarantine arrangements for persons who have already arrived at Hong Kong from Taiwan earlier and are under compulsory home quarantine. The compulsory testing arrangements for persons arriving at Hong Kong from Taiwan and Singapore will also be enhanced.

    • The list of designated hotels in the fourth cycle and related details including room rates will be uploaded to the thematic webpage at www.designatedhotel.gov.hk.
  • Yes. All public transport requires passengers to wear masks. Offenders face up to HK $5,000 fine.
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Yes, both

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Yes, though HK triggered the 3rd wave of COVID-19 with strict precautionary measures, our HK operations continue to do packing and delivery jobs as scheduled.

    Freight Availability/Cost
    • Air: Reduced Services. Strong retail volumes are exceeding capacity alongside delays on ocean freight. Rates have increased over 20% in most markets except China.
    • Sea - Rates continue to increase fortnightly with no easing in sight. Space to Europe and USA extremely critical and needs to be booked as early as possible.

    Road Availability
    • Normal at present


    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • No

Entry Restrictions

Entry Prohibited

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