HONG KONG COVID-19-RELATED BORDER CONTROL MEASURES
Dear Malaysians in Hong Kong,
HONG KONG COVID-19-RELATED BORDER CONTROL MEASURES
• Effective 9 AUGUST 2021, the Hong Kong Government will implement updated Covid-19 pandemic-related border control measures for inbound travellers to Hong Kong, including those from Malaysia. Please see: https://www.info.gov.hk/.../202108/03/P2021080200985.htm.
• MALAYSIA AS MEDIUM-RISK - Under the new measures, overseas places will be categorised into high, medium and low-risk groups. Relevant boarding, quarantine and testing requirements will be implemented based on risk levels. Malaysia is categorised as medium-risk ( Group B ).
• QUARANTINE - For medium-risk places, only Hong Kong residents and fully vaccinated non-Hong Kong residents are allowed to board flights for Hong Kong. Non-vaccinated Hong Kong residents are required to undergo 21 days quarantine at designated hotels for quarantine. Fully vaccinated travellers from medium-risk places are required to undergo 14 days quarantine. Travellers from medium-risk places who are fully vaccinated and hold proof of a positive serology antibody test result are required to quarantine for seven days. All travellers from medium-risk places must have stayed at that place for 14 days before leaving for Hong Kong. For details on quarantine requirements for medium-risk places, please see page 2 and 3 of: https://gia.info.gov.hk/.../P2021080200985_373718_1...
• VACCINATION - Fully vaccinated travellers from medium-risk places are required to undergo 14 days quarantine. They need to present an official vaccination record. Fully vaccinated persons are those who have received the final dose 14 days prior to their arrival at Hong Kong. Recognised vaccines include those recognised for use in Hong Kong, vaccines on the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Use Listing or Pre-qualification lists, as well as vaccines recognised for use by Stringent Regulatory Authorities as designated by WHO or China’s National Medical Products Administration would also be accepted. Please refer to the list of recognised vaccines at: 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 ii on page 4 of: https://gia.info.gov.hk/.../P2021080200985_373718_1.... For recognised testing centres in Malaysia, see: https://covid-19.moh.gov.my/.../hospital-swasta-dan....
• DESIGNATED QUARANTINE HOTELS - All inbound travellers to Hong Kong are required to present confirmation of a room reservation for the required quarantine days (see point 3 of this post) at a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong. For designated hotels for quarantine, see: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html.
• POSITIVE SEROLOGY ANTIBODY TEST - Travellers from medium-risk places who are fully vaccinated and hold proof of a positive serology antibody test result are required to quarantine for seven days. A positive serology antibody test result is valid for 3 months and may be conducted at a recognised Hong Kong medical laboratory. For the list of recognised medical laboratories offering antibody testing in Hong Kong for people who wish to receive such testing before departure from Hong Kong, see: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/.../List_of_local.... From 18 August 2021, self-paid serology antibody testing service will be provided at Hong Kong Airport for persons arriving at Hong Kong. Relevant fully-vaccinated persons arriving at Hong Kong who do not possess a positive result proof of a recognised serology antibody test can choose to undergo a self-paid serology antibody test at the airport's Temporary Specimen Collection Centre (TSCC) during "test and hold". For full details, please see: https://www.info.gov.hk/.../202108/07/P2021080700596.htm under section “Provision of self-paid serology antibody testing service at the airport for persons arriving at Hong Kong”.
• BOARDING AND QUARANTINE ARRANGEMENTS FOR ACCOMPANIED CHILDREN (U12) - For children aged under 12 (whether they are Hong Kong residents or not) who have only stayed in medium-risk Group B specified places (or low-risk Group C specified places and are yet to be vaccinated), upon arrival at Hong Kong together with a fully vaccinated person fulfilling boarding requirements, they may undergo compulsory quarantine with the accompanying person for the same shortened quarantine period at designated quarantine hotels applicable to the accompanying persons, subject to the following requirements. For full details, please see: https://www.info.gov.hk/.../202108/07/P2021080700596.htm under section “Boarding and quarantine arrangements for accompanied children.”
• FULL DETAILS - For full details on boarding and quarantine requirements for inbound travellers to Hong Kong from Malaysia, please see pages 2 and 3 (Medium-risk) of: https://gia.info.gov.hk/.../P2021080200985_373718_1...
• 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.
• For further details on inbound travel restrictions into Hong Kong, see: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html
• For information on Immigration Department of Malaysia procedures for Malaysians entering and exiting Malaysia, see: https://www.facebook.com/MALAYSIAinHongKongMacao/posts/2884648828469410
• 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)