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.



What's New

   
Entry requirement to Hong Kong from the US

Currently, only Hong Kong residents are allowed to enter Hong Kong from the US. Before boarding the flight, travelers from the US are required to present a negative result proof of a polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19, either in English or Chinese, conducted within 72 hours before the scheduled time of flight departure. They are also required to present a 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 the database websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or https://qcor.cms.gov/main.jsp (please click on “CLIA Laboratory Lookup” in the left-hand column). The print out the relevant record from the database can serve as a documentary proof.

Inbound travelers from the US also need to have confirmation in English or Chinese of room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel for not less than 21 nights (for unvaccinated travelers) or 14 nights (for fully vaccinated travelers) starting on the day of their arrival in Hong Kong. People are considered fully vaccinated if they have received the necessary doses as stipulated in guidelines of a COVID-19 vaccination course 14 days prior to their arrival at Hong Kong. All World Health Organization/National Medical Products Administration/Hong Kong-recognized vaccines are accepted. Details here.

Entry requirement to Hong Kong from the US

   
Experience Hong Kong’s arts and culture scene from the comfort of your home

The current pandemic has indeed changed the way we work and connect. At this time, when there are limits to international travels and in-person meetings, we would like to bring some of Hong Kong's arts and cultural experience to you.

Through this newly created webpage, we hope to bring you some of Hong Kong's arts and cultural programs for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. So, please visit the webpage when you have time. Details here.

Experience Hong Kong’s arts and culture scene from the comfort of your home
   
Two Hong Kong intangible cultural heritage items recognized

Two intangible cultural heritage (ICH) items from Hong Kong, the Tin Hau Festival in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong cheongsam making technique, have been successfully inscribed onto the Fifth National List of ICH announced by the State Council earlier.   Details here.

 
Two Hong Kong intangible cultural heritage items recognized
   
Govt confident of Hong Kong's future

Acting Chief Executive John Lee
The Hong Kong SAR Establishment Day on July 1 each year gives us an opportunity to proudly review the history of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, to firmly reiterate that "one country, two systems" is the best arrangement for maintaining Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability, and to solemnly pledge to further promote the implementation of "one country, two systems". Details here.

Govt confident of Hong Kong's future
   
Hong Kong's position remains resilient: FS

Financial Secretary Paul Chan said although Hong Kong has experienced severe challenges of social unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic in the past two years, its financial market has remained stable, orderly and vibrant, seeing active trading in stock market and has thriving initial public offering (IPO) activities. Hong Kong's banking system also continues to operate smoothly as always. Details here.

 

Hong Kong's position remains resilient: FS
   
Bay to Bay: Synergies between San Francisco Bay Area and China’s Greater Bay Area

A research report identifying synergies and collaboration opportunities between the San Francisco Bay Area and China’s Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area was published by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, based in San Francisco, and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

The report compares the Greater Bay Area with the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley and assess potential opportunities for collaboration between the two regions. Details here.

Bay to Bay: Synergies between San Francisco Bay Area and China’s Greater Bay Area
   

Harvard Business Review

In a Digital Environment, Your Location Makes The Difference

Stronger global cloud-based networks support more remote employees, erasing time zones and borders that once divided businesses from their partners and customers. So we might seem to be living in a post-geographic world, where your organization’s location is now incidental, even irrelevant, to your goals and growth. In reality, where you choose to locate your business has never been more important. Your resilience, agility, and capacity to channel and lead disruption depend in large part on where you’re based. Details here

In a Digital Environment, Your Location Makes The Difference
   

Hong Kong Tourism Board

Summer Itineraries in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Tourism Board created a series of videos under their “360 Hong Kong Moments” theme featuring summer itineraries at Shing Mun Reservoir, Peng Chau, Sai Kung and Stanley.  Click here to find out more. Enjoy!

Summer Itineraries in Hong Kong
   

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