Check out Updated Hong Kong Travel Requirements for 2022

COVID Hong Kong Travel Requirements for Foreigners for 2022: This is the updated advisory for traveling passengers arriving in Hong Kong. This is sourced from Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and AirAsia Philippines travel advisories.

As you plan your business or pleasure trip to Hong Kong, you’ll need to consider a few things. In this article, we will outline the Hong Kong travel requirements for foreigners and provide information on the COVID restrictions that are currently in place. Here is a checklist of what you’ll need to do in order to make your trip go as smoothly as possible.

These travel requirements are for travel to Hong Kong only. Looking for information when arriving in the Philippines from abroad? Check out the COVID Travel Requirements for foreigners or returning overseas Filipinos arriving from abroad. Or click here for General Travel Requirements for Destinations Within the Philippines.

Covid Hong Kong Travel Requirements

Hong Kong Travel Requirements per Philippine Airlines Advisory

Hong Kong Travel Requirements: Medical Documents

  • Starting August 12, 2022, all passengers are required to complete the online Health & Quarantine Information Declaration of the Department of Health before departure. You will receive designated color-coded health declaration QR code:
    • Green Health Declaration QR Code if
      • your vaccination meets the boarding requirements
      • with successful confirmation of DQH booking information
        • Note: You will not be required to further verify vaccination records and DQH booking confirmation at the check-in. You may also use the “express channels” and board the point to point transportation to DQHs
    • Pink Health Declaration QR Code if
      • your vaccination meets the boarding requirements
      • unable to confirm your DQH booking information
        • Note: Required to present DQH booking upon check-in 
    • Red Health Declaration QR Code if
      • passenger do not meet the vaccination requirements
  • Secure documentary proof for completion of vaccination (as applicable)  
  • Recognized Proof of Vaccination
    • Under the prevailing inbound control measure requirements, all persons arriving from overseas places can only board a flight for Hong Kong if they are fully vaccinated and hold recognized vaccination records.
    • Proof of vaccinations issued by Bahrain, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Mauritius, Vanuatu, Namibia, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Peru, Benin, Jordan, Suriname and Lesotho shall also be accepted 
    • Following passengers will be allowed to board for Hong Kong:
      • Unfit for vaccination due to health reasons with relevant proof from a medical practitioner; or
      • Received one dose of recognized COVID-19 vaccine with a recognized vaccination record and certified by a medical practitioner that he/she is unfit to receive the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine because of health reasons
  • Negative COVID-19 Test (RT-PCR) Result valid within forty-eight (48) hours prior departure to Hong Kong
    • EXEMPTION: Children aged 3 years old and below and Transit Passengers (with 72 hours lay- over) are no longer required to present negative RT-PCR test result.
    • Negative COVID-19 Test Result Test Report 
Hong Kong Travel Requirements By Philippine Airlines As Of May 1, 2022
Hong Kong Travel Requirements by Philippine Airlines as of May 1, 2022. Image from Philippine Airlines Facebook Page.

Hong Kong Travel Requirements: Travel Documents

  • Confirmation of room reservation in a Designated Quarantine Hotel (DQH) for atleast seven (7) days
    • EXEMPTION: The following are not required to present Confirmation of Room Reservation in a DQH
      • Travelers with Consular Corps Identity Cards (CCIC)
      • Family Members of Travelers with Consular Corps Identity Cards (CCIC)
    • Designated Quarantine Facility (DQF) [Designated Quarantine Facilities Press Release] for Foreign Domestic Helpers (FDHs)
  • Registration to Leave Home Safe COVID-19 Exposure Notification mobile application
    • Guests are required to fill in the Declaration / Information Collection Form which is applicable to the following guests to be fully-aware of the relevant directions made by SFH under Cap. 599L and Cap. 599F and confirm their information to us and the completed form is to be kept on the premises for 31 days for checking required by the HK Government.
      • Holding a COVID-19 vaccination medical exemption certificate without a QR code; or
      • Holding a vaccination record of having received COVID-19 vaccine(s) outside Hong Kong1, without a relevant QR code issued in Hong Kong; or
      • Children aged below 12 not accompanied by an adult; or
      • Specified person not required to use “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile application 
      • A copy of an accomplished Vaccine Pass Form can be presented if the traveler failed to register to the LeaveHomeSafe mobile application.
  • Online Health Declaration Form
    • All inbound travelers are advised to complete and submit the Health Declaration Form online before boarding the flight (as early as three days before arriving in Hong Kong) at Green Radar. After submitting the online form, the traveler will obtain a QR code valid for 96 hours. The QR code is essential for travelers to go through multiple quarantine procedures after arrival in Hong Kong.  
  • PH Bureau of Immigration Declaration Form

Special Requirement for Transit Travelers

  • Flight bookings in the same air ticket 
  • Travelers should be checked-thru at the origin port with their boarding pass printed and baggage tagged-thru to the final destination. 
    • printed boarding pass, mobile boarding pass, and self-printed boarding pass are also acceptable.  
  • Confirmed ticket or onward boarding pass departing HKIA within 24 hours of their scheduled time of arrival.  

Hong Kong Travel Requirements: Quarantine Requirements

  • Upon the arrival of travelers, RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) will be conducted.
    • Negative Test Result – proceed to the DQH transport area
    • Positive Test Result – proceed to holding area for the Department of Health’s further handling
  • Effective August 12, 2022, the 7-day hotel quarantine will be reduced to ‘3+4’.
    • RT-PCR test will be conducted on the 2nd day at the quarantine hotel, the 4th, the 6th, and the 9th day at community centers, mobile sampling stations, and accredited lab. Daily Rapid Antigen Test until the 10th day.
      • 3-nights – designated hotel quarantine
      • 4-day – medical monitoring at home (medical surveillance)
      • Passengers will be given color-coded health code
        • Yellow/amber – Unaffected
          • During the 4-day medical surveillance, passengers are:
            • only allowed to enter shopping malls, markets, workplaces, and use public transport as long as they test negative daily.
            • Allowed to attend events with a mask
        • Red – Tested positive
        • Blue – Completed the ‘3+4’ quarantine. Self monitor until the 10th day
          • Note: The quarantined person can complete their home quarantine at 9am on the 7th day after arrival. Daily rapid antigen tests must be conducted until the 10th day.
  • Effective March 1 2022, all Foreign Domestic Helpers coming to work in Hong Kong may choose to undertake compulsory quarantine at either designated quarantine facilities (DQFs) or designated quarantine hotels (DQHs)
    • Effective March 15, 2022, Rambler Garden Hotel, Courtyard Mariott Hong Kong, and Shatin Hotel can accommodate foreign domestic helpers for designated quarantine.  
  • List of travelers that may still be subject to compulsory quarantine after HK Government assessment
    • A person who is in transfer/transit in HK (NOT entering HK),
    • a person who is an HK resident and who has commenced his or her journey in HK; and been deemed as an inadmissible person by the authorities of the place of his or her destination; or
    • a person who is exempted from compulsory quarantine by the HKSAR Government

NOTE: The Smoking (Public Health) Amendment Bill 2019, which aims at banning the import, manufacture, sale, distribution, and advertisement of alternative smoking products (ASPs) such as e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn cigarettes, will come into operation in April 2022. Inbound travelers carrying ASPs to enter the territory will be banned. The maximum penalty is six months imprisonment and a fine of fifty thousand HK Dollars.

Hong Kong Travel Requirements per Cebu Pacific Advisory

Updated as of August 22, 2022

As per Government regulations, guests traveling from Manila and bound for Hong Kong are required to present printed copies of the following travel documents:

For fully vaccinated guests with a recognized vaccination record

  • Negative PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19, conducted within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure. The test report must show the following information:
    • That the guest took a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 and that the test was done within 48 hours before the flight;
    • That the test is a Polymerase Chain Reaction-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 and that the guest tested negative; and
    • The name of the guest in the test report must be identical to the name on his/her travel document (i.e. Passport).
    • Children below three (3) years old are exempted from this requirement.
    • Guests who have recently recovered from COVID-19 may submit the following in lieu of the PCR test:
      • A certificate issued by a medical practitioner or by relevant authorities in Chinese or English, showing that the person was infected with COVID-19 14 to 90 days prior to boarding for Hong Kong.
      • A test report in Chinese or English indicates that the guest took a Rapid Antigen Test for COVID-19 within 24 hours before departure and that the result is negative.
  • Confirmation of room reservation in a hotel in Hong Kong for 3 nights, in a designated quarantine hotel.
    • The day of arrival with the first nucleic acid test is counted as day 0.
    • Guests who consecutively test negative during the 3-day mandatory quarantine can complete the quarantine on the morning of day 3, followed by 4-day medical surveillance.
  • Recognized Vaccination Record – A vaccination record issued by a healthcare institution or a relevant authority of the Government of Hong Kong, the Mainland, or a country where its national regulatory authority is designated by the World Health Organization as a stringent regulatory authority, bearing the name of the relevant vaccinated traveler matching that in his/her valid travel document to show that:
    • the relevant traveler has received dose(s) of COVID-19 vaccine and the date on which the last dose was administered; and
    • the name of the vaccine administered; and
    • Written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the healthcare institution or relevant authority of the government of the place where the vaccine was administered, bearing the name of the relevant vaccinated traveler matching that in his/her valid travel document.
    • The Hong Kong government recognizes the “International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis” issued by the Philippine Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ), also known as the “Yellow Card” and VaxCertPH.
    • Children under 12 years old who are accompanying a fully vaccinated Hong Kong resident may be allowed to board.
    • Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Group A specified places during the relevant period are exceptionally allowed to board, despite being unvaccinated or partially vaccinated only due to medical reasons.
    • Click here for the list of recognized COVID-19 vaccines.
    • Click here for the list of recognized vaccination records. If the proof of vaccination is not on this list, guests may still be allowed to board if their proof of vaccination is issued or endorsed by official Chinese representation (i.e., Chinese Embassy, Chinese Consulate General) and if it contains the required information.
  • Online Health and Quarantine Information Declaration. Present the QR code generated upon completion of the form.

Non-residents, including tourists, may be accepted for entry into Hong Kong if they have complete requirements such as an applicable visa. Note that the permitted stay must be longer than the required quarantine. Guests must complete the required quarantine before proceeding to other activities.

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All guests exiting the Philippines are required to print and fill out the Bureau of Immigration form before your flight. Click here to download the form and have it ready upon check-in.

These are the Hong Kong travel requirements we have as of the date indicated. Requirements may change from time to time without prior notice. Please continue checking with the Hong Kong government for the complete list of entry requirements (e.g., visa, waiver forms, etc.) depending on your nationality.

Hong Kong Travel Requirements - Allowed Passengers As Of April 27, 2022
Hong Kong Travel Requirements – Allowed Passengers as of April 27, 2022. Image from Cebu Pacific Facebook Page.

Guests allowed to enter Hong Kong must provide printed copies of the following documents in English or Chinese upon check-in:

Hong Kong Travel Requirements For Vaccinated Passengers As Of April 27, 2022
Hong Kong Travel Requirements for Vaccinated Passengers as of April 27, 2022. Image from Cebu Pacific Facebook Page.

Hong Kong Travel Requirements per AirAsia

Hong Kong Travel Requirements for Passengers arriving in the Philippines

  • All travelers should download the Traze Contact Tracing App.
  • At least 3 days before departure, all travelers should register for the e-Health Declaration Card (e-HDC) through the Bureau of Quarantine’s OneHealthPass (OHP) Online Registration Form:
  • Fully-vaccinated Foreigners and Filipinos are required to present a negative RT-PCR test result taken 48 hours before departure
    • Must undergo self-monitoring until the 7th day from arrival
  • International arriving passengers must have the following proofs of vaccination for validation:
    • World Health Organization International Certificates of Vaccination and Prophylaxis;
    • VaxCertPH; or
    • National/state digital certificate of the foreign government which has accepted VaxCertPH under a reciprocal arrangement unless otherwise permitted by the IATF
  • Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or individuals whose vaccination status cannot be independently validated are required to present a negative RT-PCR test result taken taken 48 hours before departure, must have a pre book accommodation at least 6 days except for OFWs and shall undergo facility-based quarantine until the release of negative test results
    • Must undergo RT-PCR test on the 5th day of the quarantine stay
    • Must undergo home quarantine until the 14th day from arrival

  • *Aged 3 yrs old below exempted in presenting RT-PCR result prior to departure
  • *Aged 12 yrs old shall follow the testing and quarantine protocol of the parent/s or accompanying adult/guardian travelling with them
  • Effective 10 February 2022 – Fully vaccinated nationals of non-visa required countries shall be allowed to enter the Philippines, subject to the following conditions:
    • Holders of passports valid at least 6 months at the time of arrival, and with return or outbound ticket
    • Proof of Vaccination (WHO International Certificates of Vaccinations and Prophylaxis / VaxCertPH / National/State digital certification of the foreign government which has accepted VaxCertPH)
    • Below 18 yrs old are exempted from the requirement of full vaccination and providing proof of vaccination status prior to boarding
    • Shall observe the existing testing and quarantine protocols in place for fully vaccinated international arriving passengers as stated above
  • Effective 16 February 2022 – Foreign Nationals allowed for fully vaccinated only except Children below 18 yrs of age, for medically unable to receive the vaccine certified by a competent public health authority in the country/port of origin and Foreign diplomats and their qualified dependents/9(e) visa holders
  • Effective 26 January 2022 – Filipino Passengers recovered from COVID-19 but still positive in the required pre-departure RT-PCR may be allowed in lieu of:
    • Positive RT-PCR Test (48hrs ) from country of origin
    • Medical Certificate (completed isolation period, no longer infectious, and allowed free movement/travel)
    • Positive RT-PCR taken not earlier than 10 days but not later than 30 days prior to departure
  • *Upon arrival required facility-based quarantine applicable based on classification of country of origin and vaccination status

COVID Hong Kong Travel Requirements for Arriving Local Passengers Disclaimer: Please note that there may be multiple travel requirements for each international destination. These rules are subject to change by the issuing foreign government authority and are issued for our passengers and the public’s safety. As these requirements may change at short notice, the advisories above serve as a general guide.

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