Hong Kong: Updated COVID-19 Related Entrance Requirements for Foreign Nationals

Key Points  

  • Fully vaccinated foreign nationals will be permitted to enter Hong Kong beginning 1 May 2022 so long as they adhere to COVID-19 entrance requirements  


The authorities of Hong Kong announced that foreign nationals will be permitted to enter the region under the same restrictions as residents of Hong Kong beginning 1 May 2022. These travelers must be fully vaccinated, undergo a pre-departure nucleic acid COVID-19 test within 48 hours of travel, and ensure that they have made arrangements to stay in a designated quarantine hotel (DQH) for a period of seven days. Travelers will also be subject to on-arrival testing requirements prior to traveling to their DQH.   

What are the Changes?  

Beginning 1 May 2022, the authorities of Hong Kong will allow foreign nationals to enter the region so long as they are fully vaccinated, undergo pre- and post-arrival testing, and undergo a seven-day quarantine in a DQH.  

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 27 April 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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