COVID-19 Updates

Boarding Requirements for Inbound Persons

Persons arriving from the Mainland, Macao or Taiwan

Persons applicable:

Inbound persons who arrive at Hong Kong from the Mainland, Macao or Taiwan

Boarding requirements:

Persons aged three or above on the day of arrival at Hong Kong:

  1. For inbound persons from the Mainland or Macao (who have stayed in the Mainland on the day of, or in the seven days prior to, arrival at Hong Kong): PCR-based nucleic acid test conducted within 48 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure, and obtained negative result; and
  2. For inbound persons from Macao (who have not stayed in the Mainland on the day of, or in the seven days prior to, arrival at Hong Kong) or Taiwan: Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted within 24 hours or PCR-based nucleic acid test conducted within 48 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure, and obtained negative result

Persons arriving from overseas places

Persons applicable:

Inbound persons who arrive at Hong Kong from places outside Mainland China

Boarding requirements:

  1. Non-Hong Kong residents aged 12 or above on the day of arrival at Hong Kong: Fulfilled vaccination requirement; and
  2. Persons aged three or above on the day of arrival at Hong Kong: RAT conducted within 24 hours or PCR-based nucleic acid test conducted within 48 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure, and obtained negative result

The Government recommends all inbound persons to conduct daily RATs using self-arranged RAT kits during the period between the day of arrival (i.e. Day 0) and Day 5 after arrival at Hong Kong.

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.

Gradual Resumption of Ferry Transfer and Cross-boundary Coach Services to/ from Mainland China and Macao

Ferry transfer services between Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and Mainland China have gradually resumed since late-December 2022.

Please visit https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/transport/mainland-connection/ferry-transfer.page for details.

Meanwhile, cross-boundary coach services between HKIA and Mainland China have gradually resumed since January 2023.

Please visit https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/transport/mainland-connection/mainland-coaches for details.

Full Resumption of Transit / transfer Services at HKIA

Transit/ transfer services for passengers to/ from Mainland China and overseas destinations via HKIA will fully resume from 8 January 2023.

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.

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: 2023-01-27 00:01:00

Terminal 1 Restricted Area

Location Name Operating Hours
Departures Level (L7) East Hall Bari-Uma (霸嗎拉麵) & SinsaEat Korean Kitchen 11am - 9pm
Beef & Liberty 12pm - 9pm
Duddell's 7am - 8pm
Gordon Ramsay Plane Food To Go 7am - 9pm
Lady M New York 10am - 7pm
Putien 6:30am - 9:30pm
(Last Order: 9:30pm) 
Sushi & Sake Bar Taka 11am - 8pm
APM Monaco 10am - 8pm
Caviar House & Prunier 8am - 5pm 
Cookieism 9am - 6pm
Global Exchange 6:30am - 11:30pm
Mannings 9am - 9pm
Shanghai Tang 10:30am - 8pm
The Magic of Hong Kong Disneyland 10am - 8pm
The Peninsula Boutique 10am - 8pm
Travelex Worldwide Money 7am - 11:30pm
Wing Wah Cake Shop 7am - 11pm
Departures Level (L6) East Hall Starbucks 7am - 4pm
Beauty&You by The Shilla Duty Free (Beauty & Personal Care) 7am - 8pm
Beauty&You by The Shilla Duty Free (Fashion & Fashion Accessories) 7am - 8pm
Breitling 10am - 8pm
Burberry 9am - 8pm
BVLGARI 8am - 8pm
Cartier 10am - 8pm
CHANEL 8am - 8pm
Chaumet 10am - 8pm
Chloé 10am - 8pm
Dior 10am - 7pm
Duty Zero by cdf (Liquor) 7:15am - 11pm
Duty Zero by cdf (Packaged Food) 7:15am - 11pm
Fortnum & Mason 7am - 11pm
Global Exchange 6:30am - 11:30pm
Gucci 8am - 8pm
Hermès 10am - 8pm
HSBC Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 1pm
(except Sunday, Public holidays)
IWC Schaffhausen 10am - 8pm
Jaegar-LeCoultre 10am - 8pm
Loewe 10am - 7pm
Longchamp 10am - 8pm
Loro Piana 10am - 8pm
Louis Vuitton 8am - 8pm
MIU MIU 9am  - 8pm
Moncler 10am - 8pm
Montblanc 10am - 8pm
OMEGA 10am - 8pm
Panerai 11am - 8pm
Piaget 10am - 8pm
PRADA 9am - 8pm
RELAY 9am - 6:30pm
RIMOWA 8am - 8pm
Roger Viver 10am - 8pm
Saint Laurent 10am - 8pm
TEA WG 10am - 8pm
Tiffany & Co. 8am - 8pm
Tory Burch 10am - 8pm
Travelex Worldwide Money 7am - 11:30pm
Valentino 10am - 8pm
Zegna 10am - 8pm
Departures Level (L6) Central Concourse BLESS 7am - 11pm
King Bakery 7am - 11pm
Maison Kayser 7am - 11pm
Pacific Coffee 7:30am - 7pm
Duty Zero by cdf (Liquor) 7am - 11pm
Toys & Games 7:30am - 10:15pm
TripAdvisor 7am - 12:30am
Departures Level (L6) West Hall Chee Kei 12pm - 7pm
KaravanStop by NODI 8am - 6pm
Master Hung 7am - 4pm
Nippon Ramen 11am - 8pm
O'Learys 12:30pm - 10:30pm
One Minute Gourmet 2pm - 10:30pm
STARBUCKS 7am - 11pm
Beauty&You by The Shilla Duty Free (Beauty & Personal Care) 7am - 10pm
Beauty&You by The Shilla Duty Free (Fashion & Fashion Accessories) 7am - 10pm
Global Exchange 6:30am - 11:30pm
Travelex Worldwide Money 8am - 6:30pm
T1 Satellite Concourse (L5) Pacific Coffee 6:30am - 4pm
RELAY 6:30am - 4pm
Travelex Worldwide Money 8am - 6:30pm
Arrivals Level (L5) Pre-Immigration  Kam Kee Cafe 6:30am - 10:30pm
(Last Order: 9:30pm) 
7-ELEVEN 8am - 9pm
Beauty&You by The Shilla Duty Free (Beauty & Personal Care) 11am - 8pm
Beauty&You by The Shilla Duty Free (Fashion & Fashion Accessories) 11am - 8pm
Duty Zero by cdf (Liquor) 7:15am - 11pm
Global Exchange 10am - 7pm
Travelex Worldwide Money 8am - 6:30pm
SkyPier Global Exchange 8am - 5pm

Terminal 1 Non-Restricted Area

Location Name Operating Hours
Arrivals Level (L5) Meeters & Greeters Hall Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao 10:30am - 10:30pm
Delifrance ® 6am - 6pm
Hana-musubi 7:30am - 7:30pm
Lee Fa Yuen Express Mon - Fri: 11am - 2pm
(except public holidays) 
ManJie Dumplings Mon - Fri: 8am - 3:30pm
(except Sat, Sun and public holidays) 
PRET A MANGER 7:30am - 8:30pm
Tai Hing Mon - Sat: 7am - 8pm
TenRen’s Tea 12pm - 8pm
Tong Kee Bao Dim 7am - 9pm
Tonkotsu 8 Mon - Fri: 11am - 9:45pm
Sat - Sun: 11am - 8:45pm
Wolfgang Puck Kitchen Mon - Fri: 7am - 8pm
(except public holidays)
1010 11am - 8pm
7-ELEVEN 24 hours
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 1pm
(except Sunday, Public holidays)
China Mobile 10:30am - 8pm
Global Exchange (Near Delifrance) 6:30am - 11:30pm
Global Exchange (Near Hall B) 6am - 11:30pm
Travelex Worldwide Money 7am - 11pm
Departures Hall (L7) can.teen 6am - 10pm
Hung Fook Tong 24 hours
7-ELEVEN 24 hours
Bose 8am - 6pm
BRUNO 10am - 7pm
Cookies Quartet 9am - 6pm
Global Exchange 6:30am - 11:30pm
Go Travel  8am - 5pm
HSBC Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 1pm
(except Sunday, Public holidays)
Kee Wah Bakery  8am - 6pm
MO._On the Go 10am - 8pm
Nobletime Traveller Sun - Thu: 10:30am - 7pm
Fri - Sat: 10:30am - 8:30pm
NOS+ 10am - 8pm
The Magic of Hong Kong Disneyland 10am - 8pm
Travelex Worldwide Money 7am - 11pm
VICTORINOX 10am - 8pm
Departures Hall (L8) Mezzanine Lime Garden 7am - 9pm
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 Antigen test. Passengers are advised to consult their airlines for entry testing requirements of the destination.

Service hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days per week (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 our measures to protect the health of those who work at and use the airport.

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, and was re-accredited in 2021 and 2022. This is the result of our upholding of high health and safety standards in our operations.

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

Thermal monitoring devices deployed to monitor public health within 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
Far-ultraviolet gatebot deployed to sanitise baggage trolleys on departures level
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
Social distancing signs at terminal and boarding gates
Sanitisation of boarding gates and other carpet flooring areas
Mobile negative pressure sanitising chambers for airport staff performing duties in the restricted area