Latest COVID-19 regulations for Hong Kong travellers

Your guide on the latest travel restrictions and regulations for those coming in and out of Hong Kong.

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Last updated 22 January, 2020. Latest updates are placed at the top of this article.

With regulations for travelers coming to and from Hong Kong changing daily, it can be hard to keep track of the most up-to-date news on entry and exit allowances. Below are a number of the latest updates on international travel; for daily monitoring on travel policies, subscribe to High Tide.

Complete ban on travelers from Ireland and Brazil, will be enforced from midnight on 23 January at midnight. Bans on travelers from the UK and South Africa continues to be active.

Those traveling to the UK will have to show a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before departure and quarantine for 10 days once you arrive. You may do a private COVID-19 test at home to end quarantine early after 5 days.

Australia has enforced strict measures for travel, and anyone who is not an Australia citizen or Permanent Resident (and immediate family members) would have to apply for a travel exemption. Travel to and from Austria is also suspended until further notice, with limited exceptions.

Travelers flying to Canada must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flight. Arrivals from Canada are not allowed entry to Hong Kong, save for some exemptions who would have to provide a negative test and quarantine for 21 days.

Norway introduced just after the New Year that requirement of a negative COVID-19 test and digital registration for all incoming travellers.

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Jasmine Lee

Jasmine Lee is writer, commentator, and journalist. She graduated from McGill University where she took numerous opportunities to study and work around the world. Her specific areas of interest include media studies and human rights.


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