HONG KONG COVID-19-RELATED BORDER CONTROL MEASURES (AS OF 6 SEPTEMBER 2021)
HONG KONG COVID-19-RELATED BORDER CONTROL MEASURES
The Hong Kong Government has announced that it will recognise (effective 8 September 2021), the Government of Malaysia’s MySejahtera Covid-19 Digital Vaccination Record. See: https://www.info.gov.hk/.../202109/06/P2021090600671.htm.
• MALAYSIA CATEGORISED AS GROUP A – Effective 20 August 2021, the Hong Kong Government has added Malaysia into Group A (High-Risk) under its COVID-19 border control measures for inbound travellers to Hong Kong. See: https://gia.info.gov.hk/.../P2021081700867_374725_1....
• ONLY HONG KONG RESIDENTS PERMITTED ENTRY FROM GROUP A PLACES – Hong Kong Residents who have stayed in Group A specified place(s) on the day of boarding for/arrival at Hong Kong or during the 21 days before that day are allowed to board a flight to Hong Kong if they fulfil the following conditions:
Are fully vaccinated and hold a recognised vaccination record (see point below on Vaccination);
Have negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the aircraft to Hong Kong (see point below on Negative COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Test); and
Have confirmation of room reservation for 21 nights starting on the day of arrival in a designated quarantine hotel (see point below on Quarantine and DQH).
• QUARANTINE (21 DAYS) – For Group A places, eligible travellers to Hong Kong are required to:
Undergo compulsory quarantine for 21 days in a designated quarantine hotel;
Undergo 6 tests during compulsory quarantine;
Self-monitor for the subsequent 7 days (what is self-monitoring? – see: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/.../selfmonitoring...); and
Undergo compulsory testing in a Community Testing Centre on the 26th day of arrival in Hong Kong.
Undergo 7 days of Self-Monitoring after quarantine. What is Self-Monitoring? See: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/.../selfmonitoring....
Compulsory testing on the 26th day of arrival in Hong Kong at any Community Testing Centre (https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/en/)
• DESIGNATED QUARANTINE HOTELS (DQH) - All inbound travellers to Hong Kong are required to present confirmation of a room reservation for the required quarantine days at a DQH. For the DQH list, see: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html.
• VACCINATION –
For eligible travellers from Group A places to Hong Kong, a recognised vaccination record is one issued by Hong Kong, or an authority or recognised institution of a place on the List of Places of Issuance of Recognised Vaccination Records - see: https://gia.info.gov.hk/.../P2021090600671_375923_1....
The said vaccinated record must be in Chinese or English to show that: (i) the relevant traveller has received dose(s) of COVID-19 vaccine and the date(s) on which the last dose was administered; and (ii) the name of the vaccine administered.
Fully vaccinated persons are those who have received the final dose 14 days prior to their departure to Hong Kong. Recognised vaccines may be viewed here: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/.../list_of_recognised....
• NEGATIVE COVID-19 NUCLEIC ACID TEST - All inbound travellers to Hong Kong are required to present prior to boarding, proof of a negative Covid-19 nucleic acid test result conducted within 72 hours before the aircraft’s scheduled departure time. For test requirements, see Footnotes iii on page 4 of: https://gia.info.gov.hk/.../P2021081700867_374725_1.... For recognised testing centres in Malaysia, see: https://covid-19.moh.gov.my/.../hospital-swasta-dan... (click on “Senarai Hospital Swasta Berlesen Yang Boleh Menjalankan Saringan COVID-19) Di Dalam Kawasan Premis”)
• ACCOMPANIED CHILDREN (U12) - Accompanied minors who are Hong Kong residents or children of Hong Kong residents who are below the age of 12, are permitted entry into Hong Kong if the accompanied persons fulfil the conditions above.
• TEST & HOLD AT HKIA - Upon arrival in Hong Kong, all inbound travellers will be subject to the Covid-19 test-and-hold arrangement at the airport. Upon confirmation of negative test results, they must proceed to the designated quarantine hotels for compulsory quarantine via designated transport arranged by the Hong Kong Government.
• FULL DETAILS - For full details on inbound travel restrictions, boarding and quarantine requirements for inbound travellers to Hong Kong from Malaysia, please see https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html
• CONCISE GUIDE: See: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/.../concise_guide....
• INFORMATION FOR MALAYSIANS LEAVING MALAYSIA & MYTRAVELPASS - For information on Immigration Department of Malaysia procedures for Malaysians entering and exiting Malaysia, see: https://www.facebook.com/MALAYSIAinHongKongMacao/posts/2884648828469410. For information on MyTravelPass application, see: https://www.facebook.com/MALAYSIAinHongKongMacao/posts/2709765602624401.
• For further inquiries on inbound travel into Hong Kong, please contact the HKSAR Covid-19 WhatsApp Hotline at +852-9617-1823 or the Centre for Heath Protection Hotline at +852-2125-1111/1122 (9.00 am to 8.00 pm)