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Latest Travel Requirements for Hong Kong Web3 Conference

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Hong Kong welcomes you with full resumption of normal travel! Read below for details on the current entry requirements, or visit the Hong Kong Government’s webpage for the latest updates. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Travellers from Taiwan and overseas places
  1. Inbound persons from Taiwan or overseas places, aged 4 or above, are required to conduct a rapid antigen test (RAT, can be self-administered) within 24 hours, or undergo a PCR-based nucleic acid test within 48 hours, prior to the scheduled time of flight departure (if you enter Hong Kong via the airport) or the scheduled time of arrival (if you enter via other boundary control points). 
  2. Make sure you have a negative result and keep a photo of the test result for 90 days for inspection on request by Government personnel. You may also voluntarily submit your test result via the Department of Health’s ‘Electronic Health Declaration Form’.
  3. No vaccination requirement is required
Travellers from Mainland China
  1. Travellers can visit Hong Kong from the Mainland with no quarantine, no testing*, and no vaccination requirements.
  2. Normal travel between Hong Kong and the Mainland has fully resumed. All boundary control points (BCPs) are open without prescribed daily quotas. Appointments are not required.

*For persons travelling from Hong Kong to the Mainland (except those aged three or below), if they have stayed in any overseas places or Taiwan within seven days before they enter the Mainland, a negative PCR-based nucleic acid test result (conducted within 48 hours prior to departure) is still required. For more details, please refer to the Government’s press release.

Transiting or transferring in Hong Kong

Passengers transferring or transiting in Hong Kong (without passing through immigration control) are not required to follow the above measures. Visit the website of the Hong Kong International Airport for more details.

  • During your stay, you are free to enter restaurants, attractions, performance and exhibition venues, etc. Click here for a list of unmissable Hong Kong experiences.
  • Travellers are no longer required to wear masks indoors, outdoors, or on public transport carriers in Hong Kong. However, mask wearing is still required at some high-risk premises, such as hospitals and other healthcare facilities. 
  • Travellers are advised to conduct a daily rapid antigen test (RAT) between the day of arrival (i.e. Day 0) and Day 5 after arrival. Please ensure you have a negative result before going out.

If you feel unwell or test positive for Covid-19

  • No quarantine is required for Covid-19 patients.
  • You are advised to adopt health measures for preventing respiratory diseases, such as observing personal hygiene, reducing contact with household members without wearing masks, opening windows to ensure adequate ventilation for your accommodation, as well as keeping the environment clean.​
  • Symptomatic persons should stay at the hotel or their own accommodation for rest and avoid going out.​
  • If you require medical care, you may visit any of the general out-patient clinics or private medical practitioners listed on the Government’s websites for the prescription of COVID-19 oral drugs and further assistance.​
  • Travellers have to bear their own cost for relevant charges as a consequence of the positive test result​.
  • For enquiries, please call the Centre for Health Protection hotline at +852 183 6115 (9am to 7pm).

If you are experiencing emergency symptoms at any point in time, call 999 for emergency services.

Visit the Hong Kong Government’s website for more details.

FAQs

Q: Do I need to conduct a rapid antigen test (RAT) or PCR-based nucleic acid test before departing for Hong Kong?

A: Starting from 6 February 2023, inbound persons from Taiwan or overseas places, aged 4 or above, are required to conduct an RAT (can be self-administered) within 24 hours, or undergo a PCR-based nucleic acid test within 48 hours, prior to the scheduled time of flight departure.

All persons entering Hong Kong from the Mainland or Macao are no longer required to conduct any COVID tests.

Q: Do I need to submit or upload my rapid antigen test (RAT) result?

A: Please keep the photo of the test result or test report for 90 days for inspection when requested by Government personnel. You may also declare the result through the ‘Electronic Health Declaration Form’ on a voluntary basis.

Q: Do I need to make an online booking if I want to visit Hong Kong from the Mainland?

A: Starting from 6 February 2023, travellers from the Mainland are no longer required to make any bookings online for entering Hong Kong.

Q: I am not vaccinated. Can I come to Hong Kong?

A: Starting from 6 February 2023, recognised vaccination record for entering Hong Kong is no longer required.

Q: Can I visit any places, including dine-in restaurants, after arriving in Hong Kong?

A: Yes. You can enjoy the city freely, including dining at restaurants, visiting attractions, and more.

Q: Do I need to take any PCR-based nucleic acid tests or rapid antigen tests (RATs) upon arrival and during my stay in Hong Kong?

A: You are not required to take PCR-base nucleic acid tests upon arrival and during your stay in Hong Kong. Nevertheless, you are advised to take RATs daily until Day 5 (the day of arrival is Day 0); submission or upload of the RAT result is not required.

Furthermore, some countries or places may require persons who have visited Hong Kong to conduct a PCR-based nucleic acid test prior to their departure from Hong Kong. Click here for the locations of Community Testing Centres in Hong Kong which provide self-paid testing services.

Q: Will there be any free testing kits provided upon my arrival in Hong Kong?

A: You are required to purchase RAT kits from pharmacies or health stores by yourself. RAT kits are widely available in pharmacies in Hong Kong. You may also bring your own RAT kits from your home country.

When choosing RAT kits from the market, you may refer to the lists on the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) website.

Last updated on [15/3/2023]Please refer to the Government’s website and press releases for the latest information on travel requirements.

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