COVID-19 Updates

Boarding and Compulsory Quarantine Requirements for Inbound Travellers

Starting from 1 May 2022, the HKSAR Government will adjust the inbound control measures, including lifting the ban on non-Hong Kong residents entering Hong Kong. Please refer to the Government’s webpage https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html for details.

1. ALL PLACES OUTSIDE MAINLAND CHINA, MACAO AND TAIWAN

Relevant boarding and quarantine requirements are detailed below:

Persons applicable:

Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents who have stayed in any places outside Mainland China, Macao and Taiwan on the day of boarding for/ arrival at Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day, and who have been fully vaccinated* and hold a recognised vaccination record*

Boarding requirements:

  1. Present a recognised vaccination record*;
  2. Present negative result proof of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 conducted with specimen collected within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the aircraft*; and
  3. Present confirmation of room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel for 7 nights (if opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine upon fulfilment of relevant conditions) or 14 nights (if not opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine) starting on the day of arrival at Hong Kong*

Quarantine requirements:

  1. Basic requirement is to undergo compulsory quarantine for 14 days in a designated quarantine hotel;
  2. Undergo daily rapid antigen tests (RATs) during compulsory quarantine and PCR-based nucleic acid tests on the 5th, 9th and 12th days

2. MAINLAND CHINA, MACAO AND TAIWAN

MAINLAND CHINA AND MACAO

Persons applicable:

Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents who have only stayed in Mainland China or Macao on the day of boarding for/arrival in Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day

Boarding requirements: 

For those who have not been fully vaccinated*

  1. 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

For those who have been fully vaccinated*

  1. 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
  2. Present vaccination record*

Quarantine requirements:

For those who have not been fully vaccinated*

  1. Undergo compulsory quarantine for 14 days at designated places (home, hotel or other accommodation)
  2. Undergo 2 tests during compulsory quarantine (5th and 12th day of arrival at Hong Kong)

For those who have been fully vaccinated*

  1. Undergo compulsory quarantine for 7 days at designated places (home, hotel or other accommodation)
  2. Undergo 1 test during compulsory quarantine (5th day of arrival at Hong Kong)
  3. Self-monitoring in the subsequent 7 days
  4. Compulsory testing on the 12th day of arrival at Hong Kong

Starting from 29 April 2021, Hong Kong residents who fulfill all specified conditions under the Return2hk Scheme could be exempted from the 7-day or 14-day compulsory 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: 
Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents 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 Mainland China)

Boarding requirements: 

For Hong Kong residents who have not been fully vaccinated*

  1. Present a negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 conducted within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the aircraft*
  2. Present confirmation of room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel for not less than 14 nights

For those who have been fully vaccinated*

  1. Present a negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 conducted within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the aircraft*
  2. Present confirmation of room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel for 7 nights (if opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine upon fulfilment of relevant conditions) or 14 nights (if not opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine) starting on the day of arrival at Hong Kong in a designated quarantine hotel
  3. Present vaccination record*

Quarantine requirements:

For those who have not been fully vaccinated*

  1. Basic requirement is to undergo compulsory quarantine for 14 days in a designated quarantine hotel
  2. Undergo daily rapid antigen tests (RATs) during compulsory quarantine and PRC-based nucleic acid tests on the 5th, 9th and 12th days

For those who have been fully vaccinated*

  1. Basic requirement is to undergo compulsory quarantine for 14 days in a designated quarantine hotel
  2. Undergo daily RATs during compulsory quarantine and PCR-based nucleic acid tests on the 5th, 9th and 12th days

*For detailed boarding and quarantine requirements for inbound travellers (including recovered inbound persons previously infected with COVID-19), please refer to the Government's webpage https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html.

Latest relevant Government announcement can be found at https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202205/29/P2022052900331.htm?fontSize=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.

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.

COVID-19 Testing Arrangement for Arriving Passengers

Starting from 18 August 2020, all persons arriving in Hong Kong via the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) will be required by the Department of Health (DH) to proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre (TSCC) set up in the restricted area of HKIA for COVID-19 testing immediately upon arrival before they can proceed with immigration procedures.

Starting from 18 November 2021, travellers arriving Hong Kong from places outside Mainland China are required to proceed to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre One (TSCC-1) at T1 Midfield Concourse to conduct tests, while travellers arriving Hong Kong from Mainland China should conduct tests at the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre Two (TSCC-2) at T1 Satellite Concourse at HKIA.

Starting from 9 May 2022, all persons arriving at Hong Kong via HKIA from overseas places or Taiwan will be required to undergo a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) nucleic acid test by professional swab sampling as well as a rapid antigen test (RAT) with professional specimen collection at the same time upon arrival under the "test-and-hold" arrangement at TSCC-1 at the airport. If the RAT result of the relevant person is negative, he or she can then proceed with immigration procedures, and upon the instruction of the staff on site be transferred by designated transport to designated quarantine hotels where he or she will wait for the nucleic acid test result and undergo compulsory quarantine under closed-loop management.

The abovementioned arrangements will not be applicable to persons arriving via HKIA from the Mainland or Macao who are subject to home quarantine, those who come to Hong Kong under the Return2hk Scheme or the Come2hk Scheme and are thus exempted from compulsory quarantine, and other inbound persons who are not required to undergo compulsory quarantine in designated quarantine hotels. 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. The waiting time is approximately 2 to 3 hours.

The DH advises that travellers should prepare to bring along with them all necessities, especially medications and their record, of sufficient quantities before boarding the plane as they will need to go to the TSCC set up in the restricted area of HKIA for COVID-19 testing immediately upon arrival to Hong Kong and can only proceed with immigration procedures and collect their checked-in baggage after completing relevant testing procedures.

Please follow the quarantine procedures as instructed by the border personnel of the Department of Health. Any person who provides false information or does not comply with the quarantine requirements is committing an offence. For enquiries, please approach staff of the Department of Health or visit website: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html.

For details, please refer to Government's latest announcement https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202205/06/P2022050600679.htm?fontSize=1.

*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 15 June 2020, passengers can use HKIA for transit/transfer on flights operated by different airlines under the same air ticket or same booking, provided that the passengers have checked through at the origin port with onward boarding passes and baggage 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: 2022-06-29 19:30:00

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 Global Exchange 6:30am - 8:30pm
RELAY 8am - 8pm
Travelex Worldwide Money 7am - 10:30pm
Departures Level (L6) Central Concourse King Bakery 8am - 11pm
Duty Zero by cdf (Liquor) 7am - 11pm
TripAdvisor 8am - 12am

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 10am - 6pm
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 Fok Tong 24 hours
7-ELEVEN 24 hours
2 Degree Studio Limited 10am - 8pm
Beauty&You by The Shilla Duty Free (Beauty & Personal Care) 10am - 8pm
Global Exchange 6:30am - 9pm
Travelex Worldwide Money 8am - 9pm
VICTORINOX Mon - Fri: 9:30am - 7:30pm
(except public holidays)
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.