Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? U.S. citizens with Hong Kong residency, diplomats, and U.S. citizens that have not traveled outside of mainland China, Taiwan, and Macau in the past 14 days are permitted to enter Hong Kong.
Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
- All non-Hong Kong residents arriving by air from any location other than mainland China, Macau, and Taiwan will be denied entry. Non-Hong Kong residents arriving from mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan will be denied entry if they have been to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days.
- On January 30, the Hong Kong government closed certain transportation links and border checkpoints connecting Hong Kong with mainland China until further notice.
- On February 4, ferry services between Hong Kong and Macau were suspended.
- For more information, please see the Hong Kong government’s website.
Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
- As of July 29, the Hong Kong government requires travelers arriving in Hong Kong from the United States to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test administered within 72 hours of the scheduled time of departure. Travelers from the United States will no longer be able to quarantine at home upon arrival and must instead show confirmation of a hotel reservation for not less than 14 days starting on the day of arrival in Hong Kong. For more information, including important details about other required documents, please see the Hong Kong government’s website.
If you wish to extend your stay in Hong Kong, please contact the Hong Kong Immigration Department before your visa or limit of stay will expire. For more information, please see the Hong Kong Immigration Department’s website.
- As of April 8, all inbound travelers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport are subject to COVID-19 testing, and as of April 22, they must wait for test results at a designated location. For more information, please see the Hong Kong government’s press release. As of July 8, aircraft and vessel crew members entering Hong Kong are subject to COVID-19 testing and 14-day mandatory quarantine. For more information, please see the Hong Kong government’s press release.