Hong Kong Travel Restrictions Post Covid 19 | Travel Advice for Foreign Nationals
Travel Restrictions
Entry and Exit
Where to Go
Things to Do
Post COVID Travel Essentials
Virtual Experiences
Limited International Travel

Known for its legendary skyline, Hong Kong gives you a glimpse into the coexistence of the past and the future. Be it shopping, eating, or just exploring its many attractions, Hong Kong has something for everyone. While the city has a fast-paced life, one can take a break in the lofty mountains or lush parks. 

Is it safe travelling to Hong Kong after COVID-19?

Given the current climate and our understanding of the coronavirus, it is advisable to not travel to Hong Kong. Though the authorities have announced that Hong Kong will open its borders to international travelers in a few months, you should at least reconsider your travel dates. The number of new coronavirus cases has seen a steady decline, and Hong Kong has started to signal its pathway to recovery.

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Hong Kong Travel Restrictions Post COVID-19

The people of Hong Kong are able to go out to salons, gyms and shopping centers starting May 18. The country is now devising a plan to open its borders.

With over 7 million people residing in Hong Kong and just over a thousand cases of the coronavirus, it stands on a pedestal because of its effort in controlling the spread of the virus in its vicinity. Hong Kong has almost achieved normalcy and is up and running with optimism.

What are the quarantine rules and restrictions for international travelers coming to Hong Kong?

There will be a compulsory 14 day quarantine period whether people test positive or not.

Updates on Travel Restriction in Hong Kong

Current Measures
  • Domestic travel Domestic As the number of cases have increased in Mainland China, people are restricted to travel from in and out of the city. However, in case of an emergency, they are subjected to a 14 day quarantine period. Only premier business executives are allowed to travel to Mainland China.
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Entry and Exit

Local Transport
  • Some airlines are still operating emergency flights in order to repatriate citizens stuck abroad and flights are operational for premier business executives to Mainland China.
  • Most airlines have completely shut down their operations while plans are being made for the resumption of flights from mid June-July.
  • We don’t have an answer to when exactly will flights resume as the answer today may be different in a couple of weeks. This section will be updated with the exact dates once the information is available.
  • Quarantine rules apply to all incoming international passengers.

Where to go in Hong Kong

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  • Hong Kong

Things to do in Hong Kong

From quintessential skyscrapers to beautiful natural wonders, Hong Kong offers an experience suitable for all. This island-metropolis is also home to adventure hotspots like the Sharp Island that is not only picturesque but also have swimming, kayaking, diving and snorkeling opportunities, as well as a couple of hiking trails. Lastly, you could get a relaxing views of the Hong Kong skyline by cruising along Victoria Harbour. 

New Rules and Reopening of Tourist Attractions in Hong Kong

Hong Kong
Victoria Peak
Hong Kong Disneyland
Tian Tan Buddha
Ocean Park
The Peak Tram
Reclining Rock
The Ruins of St. Paul's
Ngong Ping 360

Away from the Crowd

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  • Hong Kong Disneyland
  • Tian Tan Buddha
  • Reclining Rock
  • The Ruins of St. Paul's
  • A-Ma Temple
  • Giant Panda Pavilion
  • The New Summer Palace
  • Qinghui Garden
  • Mai Po Nature Reserve
  • Baolin temple
  • Zhuhai Museum
  • Snoopy fun fun garden
  • Pak Tai Temple

Post COVID Travel Essentials for Hong Kong

You must be wondering about what measures and safety guidelines to follow before and during your trip. This section takes you through everything you need to know to plan a safe trip, including visa and passport essentials, travel insurance, what to pack, etc.

Packing Essentials
  • N-95 masks N95 mask is a global-standard respirator mask that is made from polypropylene and can filter out at least 95% of very small (0.3 micron) particles. N95 masks are also capable of filtering out all types of pathogens, including bacteria and viruses. With mandatory use of masks across airports and all forms of social interactions, it's mandatory that you carry at least 2 masks with yourself.

  • Gloves Non-sterile patient examination gloves, which are routinely used in healthcare settings, are appropriate for keeping your hands from getting contaminated. Remember to carry a bunch due to their disposable nature.

  • Hand sanitizer Hand sanitizers sold in pharmacies typically have an alcohol concentration of around 60%. It has been observed that hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol concentration work effectively and can inactive the novel coronavirus. Though most attractions are reopening with sanitisation stations, it's only beneficial to carry your own in case you run into an emergency.

  • Portable charger We all understand the value of staying connected in these times. As travel in the post COVID world moves towards a more contact-free and digital experience, it’s important that you always carry a portable charger when you travel.

  • Digital thermometer & first-aid kit You can prevent unnecessary trips to the hospital if you carry a first-aid kit with yourself. Take a digital thermometer along as they’re durable and you can keep a regular check on your body temperature.

  • Extra clothes Carry an extra pair of clothes with you that you wear only at the airports or other places with heavy footfall while traveling. While catching the air-borne virus can be prevented by wearing masks and social distancing, carrying an extra pair of clothes just minimises the risk that much further.

  • Ziplock bags Use zip lock bags to isolate pieces of clothing or items that you will not be using again. This will prevent any possibility of cross-contamination.

Health & Hygiene
  • Wash your hands frequently Wash your hands with soap regularly and thoroughly to remove pathogens. You can also use alcohol-based sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol to kill bacteria and viruses.

  • Maintain distance and avoid close contact (6 feet or 2 arms length) Maintain at least 6feet distance between yourself and others. When someone coughs or sneezes, or speaks they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus.

  • Always wear a mask in public Since COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and is air-borne, wear a mask, coupled with social distancing to prevent getting infected and/or spreading it to others.

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces Clean surfaces using soap and water, then use disinfectant. Cleaning with soap and water reduces the number of germs, dirt and impurities on the surface. Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces.

Travel/Health Insurance

Travel insurance is now going to become even more important than it was. Whether it’s regarding flight cancellations or medical emergencies, insurance while traveling is going to play a major part in our travel planning and expenses. There are 5 major types of insurances available for you to consider:

  • Trip Cancellation These insurances cover you if you were to cancel your trip due to unforeseen events such as illness, injury, or death suffered by the insured or a member of the insured’s immediate family. Some policies however exclude trip cancellation in the event of war or civil disturbance.

  • Flight Delay/Cancellation Flight delay/cancellation insurance pays for new travel arrangements/flight tickets and in some cases, accommodations and meals. This depends on your provider so read your policy carefully.

  • Medical Insurance Medical insurance covers the cost of transportation in case of emergency medical evacuation, due to injury or sickness. Some medical insurances also cover COVID-19 infections should you get infected after the effective policy date.

You may sometimes end up having to pay up front for your medical services, which will then be reimbursed by your insurance company. In other cases, the insurance company will provide “proof of direct payment” to the healthcare provider.

  • Baggage Loss Baggage loss insures you in case your luggage is lost, delayed, or stolen. It sometimes includes a cash payment if your bags are delayed for more than 12/24 hours after you arrive at your destination.

  • Travel Document Protection Travel document protection insurance covers you so that you can replace a lost passport or other travel documents.

What to do in an Emergency

Seek medical attention if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • Troubled breathing
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

If you think you have been exposed to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) or have any of the symptoms mentioned above, seek medical attention immediately.

Virtually Experience the Best Destinations in Hong Kong

Just because we’re staying home doesn’t mean we’ve lost our wanderlust. Join online experiences, from interactive cooking classes to livestream walking tours, no matter where you are in the world.

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  • Victoria Peak
  • Hong Kong Disneyland
  • Sky 100 Hong Kong Observation Deck
  • Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Post COVID International Travel

The word is reopening again. Pockets of movement and travel bubbles have begun to pop up. While the cautious may stick to their own shores and travel domestically, international travel looks to be slowly recovering. In our extensive report linked below, you can learn about each country’s international travel policies, their current status with regards to COVID-19 numbers and the travel regulations in place.

The report also looks at 500+ major tourist attractions around the world and regularly updates their opening dates and rules of visiting in real-time. We also take a close look at how COVID-19 will impact the way we make our travel plans - picking destinations, choosing the right time to visit, packing essentials and more. Click on a link to read more.

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