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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Hong Kong
Data Last Updated: November 24, 2020

General Information

Very Limited Access

Hong Kong has reopened its borders to international travelers but with very limited access. At the moment, they are only allowing visitors from mainland China, Macao, and Taiwan, provided that they have not been to some other countries in the past 14 days.

Before arrival, all travelers must submit a health declaration form. Once the form is submitted it will generate a QR code. The code must be shown to border control, and is valid for 48 hours. 

Hong Kong is planning to open a travel bubble agreement with Singapore but this has been cancelled due to the spike of Covid-19 cases in the country.

U.S. Embassy Hong Kong

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

Hong Kong authorities announce bars, swimming pools, convention centers, and theme parks will be permitted to open from Friday, September 18, as they further ease some restrictions following a mass coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing program. 

Authorities recently reopened indoor recreation and entertainment facilities, including gyms, sports centers, massage parlors, and game centers, and increased the number of people allowed to gather in public to up to four.

Venues must ensure social distancing measures and hygiene measures are observed. Restaurants are permitted to seat groups of four people at a time. From September 18, restaurants and catering businesses, will be permitted to open until midnight for an initial seven days at a 50 percent capacity.

Similarly, bars and pubs will be permitted to reopen until midnight and at a 50 percent capacity, with no more than two people sitting together. Swimming pools will also be required to operate at half capacity. Visits to public beaches remain banned. Face masks remain mandatory for all to wear in all public outdoor areas, on public transport, and in most indoor public areas.

Some business facilities have reopened following enhanced social distancing and hygiene practices, though it remains encouraged for employees in the public and private sector to work from home. Schools remain closed, however, in-person classes are scheduled to resume from September 23.

Airlines & Transport

Hong Kong continues to indefinitely restrict land border crossings with mainland China. Authorized travelers are only permitted entry at the Shenzhen Bay checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. Immigration processing centers at Ocean Terminal and Kai Tak Cruise Terminal remain closed. Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is open.

Authorities are allowing some flight transits at HKG if grouped in a single booking and the connection time is less than 24 hours. Airport Authority Hong Kong is permitting transit flights from mainland China through Oct. 15 under the same rules. However, transit flights to mainland China remain banned. Airlines have significantly reduced flights due to decreased demand, and further cancellations are likely.

Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

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Information for Non-Tourists

All nonresident foreign nationals remain prohibited from entering or transiting the territory.

For passengers arriving from countries designated by the Hong Kong government as high risk for COVID-19 infection, such as Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Nepal, South Africa, the United States, and Kazakhstan, authorities require several documents, including evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result.

Travelers from Macau, Taiwan, and mainland China may enter Hong Kong, provided they have no recent travel history elsewhere.

All arriving travelers must self-quarantine for two weeks; officials may quarantine symptomatic passengers or people testing positive for COVID-19 at government-designated facilities.

Authorities have exempted some mainland Chinese teachers and students, as well as businesspeople whose activities officials deem economically beneficial to the territory, from the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

11,569

Cases

207

Deaths

1,534

Cases Per Million
Recovering Well From COVID-19

Graph of COVID-19 Cases In Last 30 Days
For Hong Kong

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