COVID-19 Updates

Boarding and Compulsory Quarantine Requirements for Inbound Travellers

Starting from 12 August 2022, inbound travellers will be subject to compulsory quarantine in designated quarantine hotels for 3 days, followed by medical surveillance at home for 4 days.

1. OVERSEAS PLACES

Persons applicable:

Inbound travellers who have stayed in any place outside Mainland China, Macao and Taiwan during the relevant period (the day of boarding for/arrival at Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day) and who have been fully vaccinated*

Boarding requirements:

  1. Present negative result proof of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 48 hours (for inbound persons aged 3 or above only);
  2. Health declaration QR code; and
  3. (If the health declaration QR code is not Green) Confirmation of room reservation for 3 nights starting on the day of arrival at Hong Kong in a designated quarantine hotel

Quarantine requirements:

  1. Undergo compulsory quarantine in designated quarantine hotels for 3 nights;
  2. Undergo medical surveillance at home or in other self-arranged accommodation for 4 nights; and
  3. Self-monitoring in the subsequent 3 days

2. MAINLAND CHINA, MACAO AND TAIWAN

MAINLAND CHINA AND MACAO

Persons applicable:

Inbound travellers who have only stayed in Mainland China or Macao on the day of boarding for/arrival at Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day (regardless of being fully vaccinated* or not)

Boarding requirements:

  1. (If stayed in Mainland China andoutside Guangdong Province) Present negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test with specimen collected within the 3 days prior to, or on the day of the scheduled day of arrival at Hong Kong

Quarantine requirements:

  1. Undergo compulsory quarantine for 3 days at designated places (home, hotel or other accommodation); and
  2. Self-monitoring in the subsequent 4 days

Starting from 29 April 2021, Hong Kong residents who fulfill all specified conditions under the Return2hk Scheme could be exempted from the "3+4" quarantine requirement when returning to Hong Kong under the Return2hk Scheme. For details of the scheme, please visit https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/return2hk-scheme.html.

TAIWAN

Persons applicable: 

Inbound travellers who have stayed in Taiwan on the day of boarding for/ arrival in Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day (excluding those who have stayed in any place outside China) (regardless of being fully vaccinated* or not)

Boarding requirements: 

  1. Present negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 48 hours (for inbound persons aged 3 or above only);
  2. Health declaration QR code; and
  3. (If the health declaration QR code is not Green) Confirmation of room reservation for 3 nights starting on the day of arrival at Hong Kong in a designated quarantine hotel
Quarantine requirements:
  1. Undergo compulsory quarantine in designated quarantine hotels for 3 nights;
  2. Undergo medical surveillance at home or in other self-arranged accommodation for 4 nights; and
  3. Self-monitoring in the subsequent 3 days

*For more details on boarding, quarantine and testing requirements for inbound travellers, please refer to the Government's webpage https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html.

For procedures of arrival quarantine and testing at the airport, please refer to https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/important-notice/index.page?noticeid=1585121172788-1.

If the information above is inconsistent with that released by the Government, the latter shall prevail. For details, please visit https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html or Government's latest announcement.

Inbound Persons Can Choose Self-paid Point-to-point Designated Quarantine Hotel Taxi Service

To enhance the existing transport services for inbound travellers at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), the Government introduces self-paid point-to-point designated quarantine hotel (DQH) taxi service, with a view to shortening the journey time from HKIA to DQHs. Inbound persons at HKIA can choose to travel to DQHs by using self-paid taxi service. Inbound persons who opt to go to DQHs by taxis at their own expense should inform staff at the Arrivals Hall after completing immigration procedures and collecting their baggage. They should go to the designated area for waiting and boarding DQH taxis as directed.

DQH taxis operate from 0800hrs to 0200hrs daily and only provide services for inbound persons from HKIA to DQHs. They will not transport passengers to other places nor pick up other passengers. To use the self-paid DQH taxi service, passengers will have to pay the metered fares and any additional charges applicable, e.g. tunnel tolls and luggage fees.

Meanwhile, the Government continues to provide free designated transport service. For details, please refer to the latest Government's announcement at https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202207/25/P2022072500146.htm?fontSize=1.

Departing Passengers to Mainland China and Macao Are Required to Conduct Additional COVID-19 Rapid Nucleic Acid Test at HKIA Before Checking-in for Flights

From 29 March 2022, departing passengers to Mainland China and Macao via Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) are required to hold a negative result of the additional rapid nucleic acid test when they check in for the flights. The additional rapid nucleic acid test must be conducted at the designated testing venue at HKIA within eight hours prior to the scheduled departure time of the aircraft. In order to ensure sufficient time to complete the check-in and clearance procedures after obtaining a negative test result, relevant outbound travellers should allow ample time for travelling to the airport and undergo the test at least 5 to 6 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure.

Relevant passengers should reserve the testing service free-of-charge via the website of the relevant testing institution.

The result of the above special testing arrangement cannot replace the proof of negative result of any self-paid nucleic acid test as currently required by relevant authorities of Mainland China and Macao. Relevant passengers would still be subject to the quarantine and testing arrangements of their destinations, and should take note of the latest quarantine and testing requirements of relevant Mainland and Macao authorities.

For details, please visit Government's webpage https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/special-outbound-test.html and the Government's latest announcement https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202203/26/P2022032600716.htm?fontSize=1. If the information above is inconsistent with that released by the Government, the latter shall prevail.

Vaccination Requirements for Persons Entering Passenger Terminal Buildings at HKIA

To enhance safety and security at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), and with reference to the general requirements of the Hong Kong SAR Government's Vaccine Pass scheme, the following preventive measure is implemented to reduce the risk posed by COVID-19.

With effect from 24 February 2022, except (a) bona fide departure/ transfer/ transit passengers holding a valid air ticket or boarding pass and a valid travel document; or (b) persons falling within the scope of exceptions as shown in Table 2 of Vaccine Pass on the Government's COVID-19 Thematic Website, persons entering the passenger terminal buildings at HKIA must satisfy below requirements:

From 22 March 2022,

  1. persons aged 12 or above should have completed at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine;

From 30 April 2022,

  1. persons aged 18 or above should have completed at least two doses of COVID-19 vaccine;
  2. persons aged between 12 to 17 should have completed at least one dose, and have completed two doses if it has been six months since their first dose.

From 31 May 2022,

  1. persons aged 12 or above should have completed at least two dose of COVID-19 vaccine; and have completed the third booster dose if it has been six months since their second dose.

For the vaccination requirements for COVID-19 recovered persons, please refer to the requirements under the Government's Vaccine Pass Scheme.

Quarantine and Testing Procedures for Inbound Travellers at the Airport

Starting from 12 August 2022, all inbound persons from overseas places or Taiwan are required to complete a one-stop registration and verification upon arrival at the specimen collection stations on the arrival level of Terminal 1 (T1), then undergo specimen collection for nucleic acid test and rapid antigen test (RAT) on the spot.

Inbound persons holding a verified green health declaration QR code may use the "express channels". After completion of specimen collection, they can proceed with immigration procedures and baggage collection. By the time of leaving the baggage reclaim hall, their RAT results will be confirmed by government staff. If result is negative, they can proceed to the arrivals hall, continue to take point-to-point transport under closed-loop arrangement to designated quarantine hotels and wait for the result of nucleic acid tests and undergo quarantine there. If their results are positive, the travellers will be transferred for isolation and treatment arranged by the Government.

Persons holding a pink (or other colour) health declaration QR code are required to follow instructions and proceed to the T1 Midfield Concourse for further verification of relevant documents, before they can proceed with immigration procedures.

Travellers arriving Hong Kong from Mainland China should conduct tests at the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre at T1 Satellite Concourse at HKIA. These relevant inbound persons must undergo a nucleic acid test at the TSCC at the airport. They can only proceed with their immigration procedures upon confirmation of negative nucleic acid test results.

More details can be found at the Government's webpage https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html.

*If the information above is inconsistent with that released by the Government, the latter shall prevail.

Boarding Requirement for Transit/ transfer Passengers at HKIA

From 1 August 2022, passengers can use Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for transit/transfer on flights operated by different airlines. Passengers must hold a confirmed ticket or onward boarding pass departing HKIA within 24 hours of their scheduled time of arrival and baggage are tagged-through to their onward destination. Passengers should also confirm in advance that they are able to enter the final destination. Please check with airlines for details.

Transit/ transfer services at HKIA for passengers from airports in Mainland China have resumed from 15 August 2020 and will continue until further notice. However, transit/transfer services to destinations in Mainland China remain unavailable at HKIA.

If the information above is inconsistent with that released by the Government, the latter shall prevail. For details, please visit https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html or Government's latest announcement.

Transit/ Transfer Services from Mainland Airports Resumed; Sea-to-air Transfer Services from Shekou Port to HKIA Resume from 23 March 2022

Transfer/ transit services at HKIA for passengers from airports in Mainland China have resumed. However, transit/transfer services to Mainland China remain unavailable at HKIA.

Sea-to-air transfer ferry services from Shenzhen Shekou Port to SkyPier of HKIA resume from 23 March 2022. Ferry services from other Mainland China and Macao ports remain unavailable. For the latest ticketing arrangement for Shekou to SkyPier, please check with the ferry operator at https://www.cksp.com.hk/#/main/home.

Air-to-sea transfer services to Mainland China and Macao ports also remain unavailable at HKIA.

Passengers Must Wear Face Masks in All Indoor and Outdoor Areas at the Airport

From 29 July 2020 the Hong Kong SAR Government requires all people to wear face masks when entering or present in a public place (indoor and outdoor). Please refer to the Government's announcement: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/27/P2020072700650.htm?fontSize=1.

In line with the government requirement, passengers must wear face masks in all indoor and outdoor public areas at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

Airport Authority Hong Kong requires that all passengers must continue to wear face masks after they enter the restricted area of HKIA for boarding. This compulsory requirement is also applicable at SkyPier and on Automated People Mover and Apron Passengers Vehicles.

Passengers are advised to bring their own face masks.

If the information above is inconsistent with that released by the Government, the latter shall prevail.

Limited Service for some Airport Shops and Restaurants

In view of the latest anti-epidemic measures, operations for passenger services at HKIA have been scaling down and most shops and restaurants in HKIA's terminal building have suspended operation from 25 March 2020 until further notice. Only some shops and restaurants provide passengers with essential services for shortened operating hours, including food and beverage, pharmacy, convenience store, money exchange and duty-free shops.

List of shops and restaurants currently in operation at HKIA

Last updated on: 2022-08-15 00:01:00

Terminal 1 Restricted Area

Location Name Operating Hours
Departures Level (L7) East Hall Putien 8am - 8:30pm
(Last Order: 8:15pm)
Global Exchange 6:30am - 9pm
Mannings 10am - 7pm
Travelex Worldwide Money 8am - 9pm
Wing Wah Cake Shop 7:30am - 10:30pm
Departures Level (L6) East Hall Duty Zero by cdf (Liquor) 7:15am - 11pm
Duty Zero by cdf (Packaged Food) 7:15am - 11pm
Global Exchange 6:30am - 8:30pm
RELAY 8am - 8pm
Travelex Worldwide Money 7am - 10:30pm
Departures Level (L6) Central Concourse BLESS 8am - 11pm
King Bakery 8am - 11pm
Pacific Coffee 8am - 7pm
Duty Zero by cdf (Liquor) 7am - 11pm
TripAdvisor 7am - 12am
Departures Level (L6) West Hall O'Learys 12:30pm - 9:30pm
(Last Order: 9:15pm)
STARBUCKS 7am - 9pm
Beauty&You by The Shilla Duty Free (Fashion & Fashion Accessories) 7am - 10pm
Beauty&You by The Shilla Duty Free (Beauty & Personal Care) 7am - 10pm

Terminal 1 Non-Restricted Area

Location Name Operating Hours
Arrivals Level (L5) Meeters & Greeters Hall Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao Mon - Sat: 11am - 8pm
(except public holidays)
Delifrance ® 6am - 6pm
Tai Hing Mon - Sat: 7am - 5pm
Tonkotsu 8 Mon - Fri: 11am - 9:45pm
Sat - Sun: 11am - 8:45pm
Wolfgang Puck Kitchen Mon - Fri: 7am - 3pm
(except public holidays)
7-ELEVEN 24 hours
Global Exchange 7am - 8:30pm
Departures Hall (L7) can.teen 6am - 10pm
Hung Fook Tong 24 hours
7-ELEVEN 24 hours
Beauty&You by The Shilla Duty Free (Beauty & Personal Care) 10am - 8pm
Cookies Quartet 11am - 8pm
Global Exchange 6:30am - 9pm
Travelex Worldwide Money 8am - 9pm
VICTORINOX 9:30am - 7:30pm
Departures Hall (L8) Mezzanine McDonald's ® & McCafé ® 24 hours

To facilitate the need of COVID-19 test result for travel purpose, COVID-19 testing services for departure passengers are available at two non-restricted area locations of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). The specimens will be tested by HKSAR Government recognised local COVID-19 nucleic acid testing institutions.

The COVID-19 testing services are provided by Prenetics and Raffles Medical Group. Passengers are advised to book the test in advance.

Prenetics

Passengers who want to take Prenetics' test are required to book for an appointment at least 4 hours prior to your boarding time to allow sufficient time for completing the test and obtaining test result on the same day. Please note that booking will be closed 2 hours prior to the appointment time. The testing fee is HK$499 for the Rapid RT-PCR test and HK$399 for the Rapid RT-LAMP test. Passengers are advised to consult their airlines for entry testing requirements of the destination.

Service hours: 0100 - 1330hrs, 1430 - 1830hrs daily (subject to change based on operational needs)
Service counter: Counter A03-A04, L5, Terminal 1 (across Arrivals Hall A)
Telephone: +852 3008 1006
Website: https://fly.prenetics.com

Raffles Medical Group 

Passengers who want to take the test by Raffles Medical Group can visit the Airport Medical Centre. Passengers can also book the test in advance through the "Raffles Connect" mobile app. Test result will be available on the next day of specimen collected. The testing fee is HK$388.

Service hours: 0700hrs - 2359hrs
Medical centre location: 6T104, L6, Terminal 1 (accessed by elevator near L7 departures level Aisle A)
Telephone: +852 2261 2626

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is committed to safeguarding the airport and the well-being of our passengers and staff. In response to COVID-19, we have stepped up measures to protect the health of those who work at and use the airport.

All airport staff entering the airport restricted area are required to have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccination or present proof of negative test result.

In September 2020, HKIA is among the first few airports in Asia Pacific to be accredited by the Airport Health Accreditation programme of the Airports Council International, recognising our high standard in upholding health and safety in our operations.

Let's take a look at the measures that we have implemented!

Temperature check for passengers before entering the terminal
TemperaturecheckOver 500 alcohol hand sanitisers
Vending machine selling personal protective equipment, including face masks, protective gowns and spray sterilisers
COVID-19 testing service at a charge
Installation of shields at check-in counters and customer service counters
13 automomous cleaning robots deployed for floor and carpet cleaning, sterilisation of toilets and key operating areas in the terminal
Frequent cleaning of airport facilities with disinfectants, including toilets, baggage trolleys, smart check-in kiosks, boarding gate seating area, handles and seats of Automated People Movers etc.
Touchless lifts which can be operated without physical touching of the buttons
Application of antimicrobial coating to high-touch surfaces to destroy germs, bacteria and viruses
Touchless check-in and boarding experience empowered by biometrics and touchless technologies
Temperature check for all departing and arriving passengers
Frequent cleaning of food court tables and chairs, and with different zones assigned for departing passengers, transfer/transit passengers and airport staff
Social distancing signs at terminal and boarding gates
Sanitisation of boarding gates and other carpet flooring areas
Arriving passengers are required to submit health and quarantine information declaration
Full-body disinfection channel facilities for airport staff who take part in public health and quarantine duties
 
 

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) has been implementing various measures to protect public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, including supporting the promotion of the LeaveHomeSafe mobile app launched by the HKSAR Government. QR codes are displayed at HKIA’s customer service centres, taxi station, bus station, as well as some shops and restaurants for passengers to record their journey on the mobile app.

LeaveHomeSafe mobile app is a digital tool to record accurately the date and time for checking into and leaving different venues. The app is easy to use and can be downloaded for free. App users can check into venues by scanning the venue QR code to log their arrival time and clicking the "Leave" button in the app to mark their departure. Relevant data will then be kept in the app inside the user's mobile phone.

If a confirmed case is later discovered at a participating venue, the app will notify users who have visited the same venue as the COVID-19 confirmed case at around the same time together with health advice to enhance their vigilance.

Download the LeaveHomeSafe mobile app:

More details are available on the "LeaveHomeSafe" website: https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

If the information above is inconsistent with that released by the Government, the latter shall prevail.