Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco
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Established in 1986, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco represents the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government in the western part of the United States. We seek to strengthen and broaden Hong Kong’s economic relations with the 19 western states, by enhancing understanding of the SAR’s free trade policy and its unique advantages as the two-way platform for overseas companies to access the China market and for Chinese companies to go global.



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Public Health Response Plan Activated

Hong Kong health authorities continue to monitor developments regarding the emergence of an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. A dedicated webpage has been set up to provide relevant information and health advice. Details here.

Public Health Response Plan Activated
   
Entry requirement to Hong Kong from the US

Starting at 0.00 a.m., August 10, 2020, the relevant conditions for Hong Kong residents travelling from the US to Hong Kong have been simplified. Before boarding the flight, relevant travellers are required to present test report, in English or Chinese, showing a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test administered within 72 hours of the scheduled time of departure. The traveller is also required to present documentary proof in English to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is recognized/ approved/ ISO15189 accredited. Recognized laboratories in the US may be located via: https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/CLIA/CLIA_Laboratory_Demographic_Information and print out the relevant record from the database. A relevant letter issued by the New York State Department of Health is attached for reference. The travellers are also required to show confirmation that they have booked a hotel for at least two weeks and will be quarantined at the hotel upon arrival. Please note that until further notice, only Hong Kong residents will be permitted to enter Hong Kong. The relevant specifications will remain effective until further notice. Details here.

Entry requirement to Hong Kong from the US
   
Entry restriction on non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas extended

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government has extended, until further notice, the entry restriction on non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas countries or regions by plane and those having been to overseas countries or regions in the past 14 days preceding arrival at Hong Kong.  All transit services at the Hong Kong International Airport will also continue to be suspended until further notice. Details here.

Entry restriction on non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas extended
   
Specified conditions imposed on inbound travelers who have visited the US and other specified high risk places (Cap.599H)

Requirements under Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travelers) Regulation (Cap.599H). Details here.

Specified conditions imposed on inbound travelers who have visited the US and other specified high risk places (Cap.599H)
   
Experience Hong Kong’s arts and culture scene from the comfort of your home

Through a newly created webpage, we hope to bring you some of Hong Kong’s best arts and cultural programs for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home.  As we launch the webpage, we would like to present to you the latest work by our home-grown sand artist Hoi Chiu. Details here

Experience Hong Kong’s arts and culture scene from the comfort of your home
   
HKETO celebrates Hong Kong cinema at CAAMFest Forward

Five Hong Kong movies are in the line-up of CAAMFest Forward, a newly reimagined and mostly virtual film festival presented by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). The festival, which runs from October 14 to 18, includes a drive-in experience and an on-demand channel. Close to 50 films are available on demand. Details here.

HKETO celebrates Hong Kong cinema at CAAMFest Forward
   
Join Hong Kong for the world's first World City Virtual Festival

What might the world look like after the pandemic? What makes a city great? While COVID-19 has kept us apart, the first-ever world cities virtual festival is about to bring us closer together. Details here.

Join Hong Kong for the world's first World City Virtual Festival
   
Hong Kong once again ranked as world's freest economy

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government welcomed that the Fraser Institute once again ranked Hong Kong as the world's freest economy in the Economic Freedom of the World 2020 Annual Report.  Details here.

Hong Kong once again ranked as world's freest economy
   
International study ranks Hong Kong students among world's best in global competence

The Education Bureau announced that Hong Kong students' performance was among the world's best in terms of cognitive understanding, knowledge and skills in the Global Competence domain in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018. Details here.

International study ranks Hong Kong students among world's best in global competence
   

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