Passenger Guide

Transfer / Transit

If you are taking a connecting flight at Hong Kong International Airport, please pay attention to the steps below.

    security screening
    With an Onward Flight Boarding Pass

    After arriving at Hong Kong International Airport, simply follow the directional sign guiding you to the departures level for boarding gates.

    You must go through security screening before heading to the boarding gate of your onward flight.

    transfer desk
    Without an Onward Flight Boarding Pass

    Before arriving, check the location of your airline’s transfer desk here.

    Follow the directional signs to your designated transfer desk area to obtain your boarding pass.

    Follow the directional sign guiding you to the departures level for boarding gates.

    You must go through security screening before heading to your boarding gate.

    Security Screening
    STEP 01
    Step 01

    Have your boarding pass and travel document ready before entering the Departures Immigration Hall.

    Passengers aged 11 or above holding electronic travel document can use the e-Security Gates. For those who need staff assistance, please procced to the Assisted Channels.

    Please read our Personal Information Collection Statement and Privacy Policy Statement for more details.

    STEP 02
    Step 02

    We want to ensure a safe flying experience for all travellers and have implemented strict security regulations that are in line with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Read our tips below so that you will have more time to enjoy at Hong Kong International Airport before boarding your flight.

    STEP 03
    Step 03

    Electronic and metallic items in your hand baggage or on person should be placed in a separate tray for security check.

    Starting from 13 August 2018, all transfer passengers at HKIA travelling with LAGs contained in tamper-evident sealed plastic bags are required to go through enhanced security screening by a specialised LAGs screening equipment at the transfer passenger security screening points.

    In some cases, the LAGs in the sealed plastic bags will have to be removed from the bags for screening. When cleared, the LAGs will be repacked in a new tamper-evident sealed plastic bag provided by HKIA.

    Passengers are advised to allow extra time for the screening. Should you have any queries, please contact your airlines

    STEP 04
    Step 04

    Please walk through the archway metal detector. You may also be subjected to hand search.

    STEP 05
    Step 05

    For passengers departing for the U.S., please note that additional security measures required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on electronic devices are in place at HKIA. Passengers affected are advised to contact their airlines for details.

    Security Screening
    STEP 01
    Step 01

    Have your boarding pass and travel document ready before entering the Departures Immigration Hall.

    Passengers aged 11 or above holding electronic travel document can use the e-Security Gates. For those who need staff assistance, please procced to the Assisted Channels.

    Please read our Personal Information Collection Statement and Privacy Policy Statement for more details.

    STEP 02
    Step 02

    We want to ensure a safe flying experience for all travellers and have implemented strict security regulations that are in line with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Read our tips below so that you will have more time to enjoy at Hong Kong International Airport before boarding your flight.

    STEP 03
    Step 03

    Electronic and metallic items in your hand baggage or on person should be placed in a separate tray for security check.

    Starting from 13 August 2018, all transfer passengers at HKIA travelling with LAGs contained in tamper-evident sealed plastic bags are required to go through enhanced security screening by a specialised LAGs screening equipment at the transfer passenger security screening points.

    In some cases, the LAGs in the sealed plastic bags will have to be removed from the bags for screening. When cleared, the LAGs will be repacked in a new tamper-evident sealed plastic bag provided by HKIA.

    Passengers are advised to allow extra time for the screening. Should you have any queries, please contact your airlines

    STEP 04
    Step 04

    Please walk through the archway metal detector. You may also be subjected to hand search.

    STEP 05
    Step 05

    For passengers departing for the U.S., please note that additional security measures required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on electronic devices are in place at HKIA. Passengers affected are advised to contact their airlines for details.

    Additional Information