Hong Kong: Lifting of Quarantine Measures for Eligible Hong Kong Residents

March 24, 2022 Jessie Butchley

Key Points 

  • Residents of Hong Kong will be permitted to enter the region if they are traveling from the countries of Australia, Canada, France, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the United States or Nepal 

Overview  

On 1 April 2022, the authorities of Hong Kong will lift flight restrictions for citizens and residents of Hong Kong arriving from Australia, Canada, France, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the United States and Nepal. In addition, the quarantine period for these travelers will be reduced to 14 days.  

These travelers will be required to be fully vaccinated and must hold a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours of departure as well as proof of confirmation for a room reservation at a designated quarantine hotel (DQH) for at least seven nights. Upon arrival, these travelers will be required to receive a rapid PCR-based nucleic acid test. If they receive a negative test result, they will be issued a 14-day quarantine order and transported to the DQH. Additional COVID-19 testing will be conducted throughout the quarantine period.  

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What are the Changes?  

The authorities of Hong Kong will allow residents of Hong Kong to return to the region if they are departing from Australia, Canada, France, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the United States or Nepal. The authorities expressed that this decision was made in order to reduce the distress caused to Hong Kong residents stranded overseas.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the authorities of Hong Kong’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  


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This article was published on 24 March 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.

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Jessie is Envoy's Global Immigration Writer.

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