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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 test report, in English or Chinese, showing a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test administered within 72 hours of the scheduled time of departure. They are 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: the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/clia/LabSearch.html or
https://qcor.cms.gov/main.jsp (please click on “CLIA Laboratory Lookup” in the left-hand column) 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.

Upon arrival, inbound travelers from the US are required to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel. Effective May 12, the compulsory quarantine period for fully vaccinated travelers will be adjusted to 14 days. Subsequently, they are required to self-monitor for seven days and undergo compulsory testing on the 16th and 19th day of their arrival at Hong Kong. Fully vaccinated persons means persons who 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
   
Health quarantine arrangement for inbound travelers

Points to note for quarantine for inbound travelers. Details here.

Health quarantine arrangement for inbound travelers
   
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
   

Bloomberg

Reinforcing Hong Kong's status as Asia's world city

Why many overseas talents view Hong Kong as their long-term home? While M+, the Hong Kong Palace Museum, the East Kowloon Cultural Centre, the Kai Tak Sports Park and the Airport City will add to Hong Kong's attraction as Asia's world city, the expansion of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and AsiaWorld-Expo will reinforce its global appeal as an attractive convention and exhibition hub.  Details here.

 
Reinforcing Hong Kong's status as Asia's world city
   

Business Insider

Into the New: New Experiences

Think Hong Kong and the chances are trade and business immediately come to mind. But this is only one side of the story. Hong Kong is also an important lifestyle destination for both tourists and locals. The city offers a diversely fascinating mix of lifestyle attractions – from dining and nightlife to contemporary art and traditional culture. Read on to learn what makes Hong Kong such a popular destination for the region and see how the city can evolve and take its lifestyle offering to even greater heights. Details here.

Into the New: New Experiences
   
IMF affirms Hong Kong's financial stability

The Hong Kong Government welcomed the release of a report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reaffirming Hong Kong's position as an international financial center with a resilient financial system, sound macroeconomic and prudential policies, and robust regulatory and supervisory frameworks. Details here.

IMF affirms HK's financial stability
   
Fintech 2025 strategy unveiled

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority unveiled its Fintech 2025 strategy which aims to encourage the financial sector to adopt technology comprehensively by 2025, and provide fair and efficient financial services. Details here.

Fintech 2025 strategy unveiled
   

Financial Times

Hong Kong’s IPO Market: Resilience and Innovation

Hong Kong’s increasing focus on new-economy and high-tech financing has kept the stock exchange resilient through the coronavirus pandemic. The Hong Kong stock exchange ranked second globally in 2020, with US$51.3bn raised from 154 initial public offerings (IPOs). In 2019, when it was No. 1 for the seventh time in 11 years, it secured 183 company listings and raised US$40.1bn. Details here.

Hong Kong’s IPO Market: Resilience and Innovation
   

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