COVID-19 Updates

Place-specific Flight Suspension for Places with Omicron Cases Detected

The Government implements a place-specific flight suspension mechanism for Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States of America from 8 January to 18 February 2022. All passenger flights from these eight places will be prohibited from landing in Hong Kong, and at the same time, persons who have stayed in these places for more than two hours within 21 days will be restricted from boarding passenger flights for 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 or Government's latest announcement at https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/27/P2022012700853.htm.

Specified Conditions and Quarantine Requirement Imposed on Inbound Travellers who have Visited Specified Places

Starting from 0:00am on 5 February 2022, the Government will adjust the boarding, quarantine and testing requirements for persons arriving from overseas places outside Mainland China, Macao and Taiwan. Please refer to the Government’s latest announcement https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/27/P2022012700853.htm for details.

Relevant boarding and quarantine requirements for different groups of specified places are detailed below:

Group A (HIGH-RISK): ALBANIA, ALGERIA, ANGOLA, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, ARGENTINA, ARMENIA, ARUBA, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, AZERBAIJAN, BAHRAIN, BANGLADESH, BARBADOS, BELARUS, BELGIUM, BERMUDA, BHUTAN, BOLIVIA, BONAIRE, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, BOTSWANA, BRAZIL, BRUNEI DARUSSALAM, BULGARIA, BURKINA FASO, CAMBODIA, CANADA, CAPE VERDE, CAYMAN ISLANDS, CHILE, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, COTE D'IVOIRE, CROATIA, CUBA, CURAÇAO, CYPRUS, THE CZECH REPUBLIC, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, DENMARK, THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, EGYPT, ESTONIA, ESWATINI, ETHIOPIA, FIJI, FINLAND, FRANCE, GABON, GAMBIA, GEORGIA, GERMANY, GHANA, GIBRALTAR, GREECE, GRENADA, GUADELOUPE, GUATEMALA, GUERNSEY, GUINEA, HONDURAS, HUNGARY, ICELAND, INDIA, INDONESIA, IRAN, IRAQ, IRELAND, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAMAICA, JAPAN, JORDAN, KAZAKHSTAN, KENYA, KOREA, KOSOVO, KUWAIT, KYRGYZSTAN, LAOS, LATVIA, LEBANON, LESOTHO, LIBYA, LIECHTENSTEIN, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, MALAWI, MALAYSIA, MALDIVES, MALTA, MARTINIQUE, MAURITANIA, MAURITIUS, MAYOTTE, MEXICO, MONGOLIA, MONTENEGRO, MOROCCO, MOZAMBIQUE, MYANMAR, NAMIBIA, NEPAL, THE NETHERLANDS, NEW CALEDONIA, NEW ZEALAND, NIGER, NIGERIA, NORTH MACEDONIA, NORWAY, OMAN, PAKISTAN, PALESTINE, PANAMA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PARAGUAY, PERU, THE PHILIPPINES, POLAND, PORTUGAL, QATAR, RÉUNION, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, RWANDA, SAINT MARTIN (FRENCH PART), SAUDI ARABIA, SENEGAL, SERBIA, SIERRA LEONE, SINGAPORE, THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC, SLOVENIA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH SUDAN, SPAIN, SRI LANKA, ST KITTS AND NEVIS, ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES, SURINAME, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TANZANIA, THAILAND, TOGO, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, TUNISIA, TURKEY, UGANDA, UKRAINE, URUGUAY, THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UZBEKISTAN, VENEZUELA, VIETNAM, ZAMBIA AND ZIMBABWE

(With effect from 25 January 2022): TURKS and CAICOS ISLANDS

In order to control the spread of the highly infectious Omicron variant of COVID-19, from 16 January to 15 February 2022, passenger transfer/ transit services via Hong Kong International Airport for any persons who have stayed in Group A specified place(s) in the past 21 days will be suspended.

Persons applicable:

Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Group A specified place(s) on the day of boarding for/arrival in Hong Kong or during the 21 days before that day, and who have been fully vaccinated and hold recognised vaccination record*

Boarding requirements:

  1. Present a recognised vaccination record*
  2. 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*; and
  3. Present confirmation in English or Chinese of room reservation for 21 nights starting on the day of arrival in a designated quarantine hotel

Quarantine requirement:

  1. Undergo compulsory quarantine for 21 days in a designated quarantine hotel
  2. Undergo 6 tests during compulsory quarantine
  3. Self-monitoring in the subsequent 7 days
  4. Compulsory testing on the 26th day of arrival at Hong Kong at any Community Testing Centre

Starting from 21 December 2021, arriving persons who have stayed in Group A specified places with enhanced surveillance places (list) within 21 days have to first undergo compulsory quarantine at the Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre for four days, during which they have to undergo testing every day and their health conditions will be monitored by healthcare professionals. On the fifth day of arrival at Hong Kong, they will be transferred by designated transport to finish the remaining 17 days of compulsory quarantine at the designated quarantine hotel (DQH) which they have reserved.

Boarding requirements for persons arriving from Group A specified places with enhanced surveillance places:

  1. Present recognised vaccination record;
  2. Present negative result proof of a PCR test for COVID-19 with specimen collected within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the aircraft; and
  3. Present confirmation of room reservation at a DQH for no less than 17 nights starting from the fifth day of arrival at Hong Kong.

(The Government will implement a seven-day transitional period for the above adjustment from 21 December. For details, please refer to relevant Government announcement.)

Group B (MEDIUM-RISK): ALL PLACES OUTSIDE MAINLAND CHINA, MACAO AND TAIWAN, WHICH ARE NOT IN GROUP A SPECIFIED PLACES

Persons applicable:
Hong Kong residents, or non-Hong Kong residents who have been fully vaccinated*, and who have stayed in Group B specified place(s) on the day of boarding for/ arrival in Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day

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*; and
  2. Present confirmation in English or Chinese of room reservation for 21 nights starting on the day of arrival in a designated quarantine hotel

For Hong Kong residents or non-Hong Kong residents 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*; and
  2. Present confirmation in English or Chinese of room reservation for 14 nights starting on the day of arrival in a designated quarantine hotel
  3. Present vaccination record*

Quarantine Requirements:

For Hong Kong residents who have not been fully vaccinated*:

  1. Undergo compulsory quarantine for 21 days in a designated quarantine hotel
  2. Undergo 6 tests during the compulsory quarantine

For Hong Kong residents or non-Hong Kong residents who have been fully vaccinated*:

  1. Undergo compulsory quarantine for 14 days in a designated quarantine hotel
  2. Undergo 4 tests during the compulsory quarantine
  3. Self-monitoring in the subsequent 7 days; and
  4. Undergo compulsory testing on the 16th and 19th days of arrival at Hong Kong, where the test to be taken on the 19th day must be conducted in a Community Testing Centre

MAINLAND CHINA, MACAO AND TAIWAN

MAINLAND CHINA AND MACAO

Persons arriving at Hong Kong from Mainland China and Macao must undergo compulsory quarantine at designated places (home, hotel or other accommodation) for 7 days (persons who have been fully vaccinated) or 14 days (persons who have not been vaccinated). For details, please visit https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html.

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, or fully vaccinated 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 Group A specified places).

Boarding requirement: 

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*; and
  2. Present confirmation in English or Chinese of room reservation for 21 nights starting on the day of arrival in a designated quarantine hotel

For Hong Kong residents or non-Hong Kong residents 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*; and
  2. Present confirmation in English or Chinese of room reservation for 14 nights starting on the day of arrival in a designated quarantine hotel
  3. Present vaccination record*

Quarantine requirements:

For Hong Kong residents who have not been fully vaccinated*:

  1. Undergo compulsory quarantine for 21 days in a designated quarantine hotel
  2. Undergo 6 tests during the compulsory quarantine

For Hong Kong residents or non-Hong Kong residents who have been fully vaccinated*:

  1. Undergo compulsory quarantine for 14 days in a designated quarantine hotel
  2. Undergo 4 tests during the compulsory quarantine
  3. Self-monitoring in the subsequent 7 days; and
  4. Undergo compulsory testing on the 16th and 19th days of arrival at Hong Kong, where the test to be taken on the 19th day must be conducted in a Community Testing Centre

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

Starting from 9 August, children under 12 that are yet to be vaccinated will be allowed to board flights for Hong Kong with accompanying persons eligible to do so, and to undergo compulsory quarantine together. Please refer to the Government's latest announcement https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202108/07/P2021080700596.htm for details.

Latest relevant Government announcement can be found at https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/22/P2022012200413.htm.

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.

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 Centres (TSCC) set up in the restricted area of HKIA for COVID-19 testing immediately upon arrival. They will need to stay at the TSCC to wait for test results which will be available on the same day 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.

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. The waiting time is approximately 2 to 3 hours.

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.

*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, provided that the passengers have checked through at the origin port with their boarding passes printed and baggage tagged-through to the final destination. Passengers should also confirm in advance that they are able to enter the final destination. Please check with airlines for details.

Transfer/ transit 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.

All passengers who board a flight from overseas places and Taiwan for transit/transfer at Hong Kong should present negative result proof of a recognised PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 48 hours, including documentary proofs that the lab is ISO15189 accredited or Government recognized.

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.

Beijing Bound Passengers Must Present Valid Negative COVID-19 Test Results

All passengers travelling from Hong Kong to Beijing are required to present a valid proof of a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued by one of the testing institutions recognised by the HKSAR Government. The test must be done within seven days before boarding the flight to Beijing. Starting from 15 March 2021, the method of test specimen collection stated on the proof presented by the passengers must be nasopharyngeal swabs or combined nasal and throat swabs (throat swabs would be the principal specimen collection method for children aged under six). Airlines will check relevant documents before boarding. Passengers who present a proof with any specimen collection method other than that mentioned above or without stating the specimen collection method will not be allowed to board the plane. Please check with airlines for details.

Local COVID-19 testing institutions recognised by the Hong Kong SAR Government, please visit website: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/List_of_recognised_laboratories.pdf.

Transit/ Transfer Services from Mainland Airports Resume from 15 August 2020; Sea-to-air Transfer Services from Shekou Port to HKIA Resume from 28 Oct 2020

Transfer/transit 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.

Sea-to-air transfer ferry service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to SkyPier of HKIA resumes from 28 October 2020. Other ferry services from 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: 2022-01-25 10:00:00

Terminal 1 Restricted Area

Location Name Operating Hours
Departures Level (L7) East Hall Putien 8:30am – 8:30pm
(Last Order: 8:15pm)
Global Exchange 6:30am – 8:30pm
Mannings 10am – 7pm
Wing Wah Cake Shop 7am – 11pm
Departures Level (L6) East Hall Dean & Deluca Mon - Thu: 11:30am – 8:30pm
Fri - Sun & Public Holiday: 8:00am – 10:30pm
Duty Zero by cdf (Liquor) 7am - 11pm
RELAY 8am – 8pm
Global Exchange 6:30am – 8:30pm
Travelex Worldwide Money 7am – 10:30pm
Victorinox 10:30am - 8:30pm
Departures Level (L6) Central Concourse King Bakery 8am – 11pm
TripAdvisor 11:30am – 12am
Departures Level (L6) Northwest Concourse Travelex Worldwide Money 10am – 8pm
Departures Level (L5) Arrivals Pre-Immigration RELAY 11am – 8pm

Terminal 1 Non-Restricted Area

Location Name Operating Hours
Arrivals Level (L5) Meeters & Greeters Hall Tonkotsu 8 10am- 6pm
(1-3 Feb 2022 closed)
7-ELEVEN 24 hours
Global Exchange 7am – 8:30pm
Delifrance ® 6am – 6pm
Root98 Mon - Fri: 11am – 2pm
Tai Hing Mon – Sat: 7am – 5pm
Wolfgang Puck Kitchen Mon - Fri: 7am – 3pm
Departures Hall (L7) can.teen 6am – 10pm
2 Degree Studio Limited 10am – 8pm
7-ELEVEN 24 hours
Beauty&You by The Shilla Duty Free (Beauty & Personal Care) 10am – 8pm
Cookies Quartet Mon – Sat: 11am – 8pm
Hung Fook Tong 24 hours
Travelex 8am – 9pm
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: 0930 – 1330hrs, 1430 – 1830hrs daily (subject to change based on operational needs)
Service counter: Counter A03, 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 in 24 hours for specimen collected before noon. 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 400 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.