Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco
Hong Kong
Requirements for travelers from the US

In view of the developments of the epidemic situation, with effect from July 29,  a traveler who has visited the United States within 14 days before arrival in Hong Kong must provide the following documents:

(1) a letter or certificate issued by a laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name and identity card or passport number of the relevant traveler to show that:
(a) the relevant traveler underwent a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 the sample for which was taken from the relevant traveler within 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the specified aircraft;
(b) the test conducted on the sample is a nucleic acid test for COVID-19; and
(c) the result of the test is that the relevant traveler was tested negative for COVID-19; and

(2) the original of the report for the test issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name and identity card or passport number of the relevant traveler;

(3) a letter issued by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located certifying that the laboratory or healthcare institution is recognized or approved by the government; and

(4) the relevant traveler has confirmation in English or Chinese of room reservation in a hotel in Hong Kong for not less than 14 days starting on the day of the arrival of the relevant traveler in Hong Kong.

The operator of the specified aircraft should submit to the Department of Health (DH) before the specified aircraft arrives at Hong Kong a document in a form specified by DH confirming that each relevant traveler has, before being checked-in for the flight to Hong Kong on the aircraft, produced for boarding on the aircraft the above documents.

If a traveler coming to Hong Kong fails to comply with a requirement to provide information, or knowingly or recklessly provides any information that is false or misleading in a material particular, he or she is liable on conviction to the maximum penalty of a fine at level 3 (HK$10,000) and imprisonment for six months.

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