Date Updated

10/18/2021



  • • RETURN2HK SCHEME: Hong Kong SAR residents returning to Hong Kong SAR from Macau SAR and Mainland areas other than Guangdong Province are not exempted from quarantine under the Return2HK Scheme.

    • Hong Kong SAR residents (who hold HKID cards) staying in Mainland Guangdong, upon fulfillment of all specified conditions under the Return2HK Scheme, including not having stayed in places other than Hong Kong SAR, Mainland Guangdong, or any places in Mainland China which are designated as At-Risk in the 14 days before arriving in Hong Kong SAR (not including the period where a person has been undergoing compulsory quarantine in Mainland China or Macau SAR, subject to the requirement in that place) are exempt from 14-day quarantine when returning to Hong Kong SAR. The list of areas can be found here.

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

    • Travelers may choose to return from Mainland China to Hong Kong SAR via 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. Quotas apply: 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: 2,000 quotas per day.

    • Hong Kong SAR residents who are age 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) 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.).
    - Applicants must specify their intended date of arrival in Hong Kong and the boundary control point for entering Hong Kong (i.e. Shenzhen Bay Control Point or Hong KongZhuhai-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), applicants will have to make another quota application using the booking system.

    • Countries (as well as boarding, quarantine and testing requirements) are now categorized as:
    - Group A (high-risk): Travelers entering from Brazil, Bangladesh, Cambodia, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Malaysia, Nepal, the Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. This includes Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Group A specified place(s) on the day of boarding for/arrival in Hong Kong or during the 21 days prior to boarding/arrival.
    - Group A requirements for quarantine and COVID-19 testing: Only fully vaccinated Hong Kong SAR residents and hold recognized vaccination record will be able to enter Hong Kong.
    - Present recognized vaccination record (i.e., whose vaccination records were issued by a healthcare institution or a relevant authority of the government of Hong Kong, Mainland China, or a country where its national regulatory authority is designated by the World Health Organization as a stringent regulatory authority) https://www.who.int/initiatives/who-listedauthority-reg-authorities/SRAs
    - Negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the aircraft.
    - 21-day quarantine in a DQH (must present proof of room confirmation).
    - Six COVID-19 tests during quarantine.
    - Self-monitoring in the subsequent seven days.
    - COVID-19 test in a Community Testing Centre on the 26th day of arrival.

    • Group B (medium-risk): Travelers from all countries outside China not in Group A or Group C. Travelers who have stayed in Group B countries on the day of boarding for/arrival in Hong Kong SAR or during the 14 days prior to boarding/arrival.

    • Hong Kong SAR residents in Group B who have not been fully vaccinated must have:
    - Negative COVID-19 PCR nucleic acid test taken within 72 hours before departure.
    - 21-day quarantine for 21 days in a DQH (must present proof of room confirmation).
    - Six COVID-19 tests during quarantine.

    • Fully vaccinated Hong Kong SAR residents or non-Hong Kong SAR residents from Group B must have:
    - Negative COVID-19 PCR nucleic acid test taken within 72 hours before departure.
    - 14-day quarantine in a DQH (must present proof of room confirmation).
    - Vaccination record (in English or Chinese issued by a healthcare institution or a relevant authority of the government of the place where the vaccine was administered).
    - Four COVID-19 tests during quarantine.
    - Self-monitoring in the subsequent seven days.
    - COVID-19 test on the 16th and 19th days of arrival. where the test to be taken on the 19th day must be conducted in a Community Testing Centre.

    • Group C (low- risk): New Zealand. This includes Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents who have only stayed in Group C specified place(s), Mainland China or Macau SAR during the day of boarding for/arrival in Hong Kong or during the 14 days prior to boarding/arrival:
    - Hong Kong SAR residents and non-Hong Kong SAR residents will be able to enter Hong Kong SAR including: Not fully vaccinated Hong Kong SAR residents and non-Hong Kong SAR residents who have only stayed in Group C countries, Mainland or Macau SAR during the day of boarding for/arrival in Hong Kong or during the 14 days before boarding/arrival:
    - Negative COVID-19 PCR-based nucleic acid test taken within 72 hours before boarding;
    - 14-day quarantine in a DQH (must present proof of room confirmation).
    - Four COVID-19 tests during quarantine.
    - Self-monitoring in the subsequent seven days.
    - COVID-19 testing on the 16th and 19th days of arrival. where the test to be taken on the 19th day must be conducted in a Community Testing Centre.

    • Fully vaccinated Hong Kong SAR residents and non-Hong Kong SAR residents who have only stayed in Group C countries, Mainland China or Macau SAR during the day of boarding for/arrival in Hong Kong or during the 14 days before boarding/arrival:
    - Negative COVID-19 PCR-based nucleic acid test taken within 72 hours before boarding.
    - 7-day quarantine in a DQH (must present proof of room confirmation).
    - Vaccination record (in English or Chinese issued by a healthcare institution or a relevant authority of the government of the place where the vaccine was administered).
    - Two COVID-19 tests during quarantine.
    - Self-monitoring in the subsequent seven days.
    - COVID-19 testing on the 9th,12th, 16th and 19th days of arrival. where the test to be taken on the 19th day must be conducted in a Community Testing Centre. ** fully vaccinated travelers arriving from the Group B specified places and the Group C specified places are subject to a shortened quarantine period. Upon their completion of the shortened quarantine period, any minors below the age of 12 who travel and undergo compulsory quarantine with them may opt for self-isolation at home until the end of the minors’ quarantine period (21 days for those arriving from Group B places and 14 days for those from Group C places), on the condition that all household members of the minors have been fully vaccinated, and that the minors cannot have contact with persons who have not been fully vaccinated. Also, if their compulsory quarantine period at the DQH has been shortened to seven days, they have to undergo compulsory testing on the 9th, 12th, 16th and 19th days of arrival in Hong Kong. If their compulsory quarantine period at the DQH has been shortened to 14 days, they have to undergo compulsory testing on the 16th and 19th days of arrival in Hong Kong.

    • Hong Kong SAR residents or Non-Hong Kong SAR residents arriving in Hong Kong from places in Mainland, Macau and Taiwan:

    • Not fully vaccinated Hong Kong SAR residents and non-Hong Kong SAR residents who have only stayed in Mainland and Macau during the day of boarding for/arrival in Hong Kong SAR or during the 14 days before boarding/arrival:
    - (if arriving via airport) Negative COVID-19 PCR-based nucleic acid test taken within 72 hours before boarding.
    - 14-day home quarantine.
    - Three COVID-19 tests during quarantine.
    - COVID-19 testing on the 16th and 19th days of arrival.

    • Fully vaccinated Hong Kong SAR residents and non-Hong Kong SAR residents who have only stayed in the Mainland and Macao during the day of boarding for/arrival in Hong Kong or during the 14 days before boarding/arrival:
    - If arriving by plane, a negative COVID-19 PCR-based nucleic acid test taken within 72 hours before boarding.
    - 7-day home quarantine.
    - Vaccination record (in English or Chinese issued by a healthcare institution or a relevant authority of the government of the place where the vaccine was administered).
    - Self-monitoring in the subsequent seven days.
    - COVID-19 testing on the 9th, 12th,16th and 19th days of arrival.

    • Not fully vaccinated Hong Kong SAR residents and non-Hong Kong SAR residents who have only stayed in Taiwan during the day of boarding for/arrival in Hong Kong SAR or during the 14 days before boarding/arrival:
    - Negative COVID-19 PCR-based nucleic acid test taken within 72 hours before boarding;
    - 21-day quarantine in a DQH (must present proof of room confirmation).
    - Four COVID-19 tests during quarantine.
    - COVID-19 testing on the 16th and 19th days of arrival.

    • Fully vaccinated Hong Kong SAR residents and non-Hong Kong SAR residents who have only stayed in Taiwan during the day of boarding for/arrival in Hong Kong SAR or during the 14 days before boarding/arrival:
    - Negative COVID-19 PCR-based nucleic acid test taken within 72 hours before boarding;
    - 14-day quarantine in a DQH (must present proof of room confirmation).
    - Three COVID-19 tests during quarantine.
    - Self-monitoring in the subsequent seven days.
    - COVID-19 testing on the 16th and 19th days of arrival
    - Vaccination record (in English or Chinese issued by a healthcare institution or a relevant authority of the government of the place where the vaccine was administered.

    • If the relevant persons have been fully vaccinated and hold a recognized positive result proof of serology antibody test, they are subject to compulsory quarantine in DQHs for seven days, have to be tested twice during quarantine, self-monitor for seven days, and have to undergo compulsory testing on the ninth, 12th, 16th and 19th days of arrival at Hong Kong SAR.

    • The testing institutions for the tests mentioned above must be:
    - Mutually recognized by the governments of Hong Kong SAR and Guangdong / Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR (see the lists: medical or testing institutions in the Guangdong Province; medical or testing institutions in Macao; medical or testing institutions in Hong Kong).
    - Recognized by the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China (the list can be accessed via the State Council portal WeChat Mini Program (微信小程序「國務院客戶端) on nucleic acid testing organization inquiry (「核酸檢測機構查詢) function.


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

    • Travel Restrictions: Countries of origin are categorized into Group A (high-risk); Group B (medium-risk); and Group C (low-risk).
    - Only fully- vaccinated Hong Kong SAR residents will be allowed to enter Hong Kong SAR from Group A countries.
    - Only Hong Kong SAR residents and fully vaccinated non-Hong Kong SAR residents from Group B countries will be allowed to enter Hong Kong SAR.


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


  • • Majority of serviced apartments will not take bookings for self-quarantine purposes. Please refer to HKSAR government link for list of quarantine hotels. https://www.coronavirous.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list-v4_en.pdf


  • • 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 so to comply with social distancing measures.


  • •The list of designated hotels in the fifth cycle which runs from September 1 to November 30, 2021 and related details including room rates will be uploaded to the thematic webpage at www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list-v5_en.pdf

    • September 14, 2021
    - The Government will accept inbound travelers' registration of their non-local COVID-19 vaccination records through voluntary declaration from September 15 onwards.
    - New arrangement will facilitate people to carry and view the records in an electronic format for their daily use in fulfilling relevant requirements under the local vaccine bubble such as entering into premises which require proof of vaccination.
    - Under the new arrangement, inbound travelers subject to compulsory quarantine must declare their non-local COVID-19 vaccination record while conducting the Health & Quarantine Information Declaration via the Department of Health's online platform.
    - Officers at control points will check the proof of a non-local vaccination record upon the traveler's arrival in Hong Kong and issue a vaccination record QR code for local use. oThe arrangement will be applicable to those arriving at Hong Kong International Airport from September 15 onwards. Those arriving via land boundary control points will get the QR code from September 28 onwards.
  • 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?
    • Due to five patients all related to International cargo flights at Shanghai Pudong International Airport who tested positive, the PVG Cargo Service movements was asked to shut down immediately. All airport operations are on hold as of now, waiting for official announcement as to when business will resume.

    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 ex China

    Sea - Hong Kong / China - 
    Sea - Hong Kong schedules back to relative normal post Golden Week. Space remains tight with booking required 4-6 weeks prior to actual sailing.

    Road Availability
    • Normal at present


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

Entry Restrictions

Entry Prohibited

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