Hong Kong Travel Restrictions

63,24% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 62,70% last week
Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Hong Kong.

Hong Kong entry details and exceptions

Restriction does not apply to fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents with a recognized vaccination record, children under the age of 12, accompanied by fully vaccinated parents who are residents of Hong Kong and vaccinated spouses of Hong Kong residents with the required documentation.

Temperature screening is required for all travelers on arrival. Travelers with a high temperature will undergo further checks.

Outgoing travel to Hong KongTravelling from South Africa to Hong Kong

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Hong Kong.

Details and exceptions
Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR nucleic acid test result in English or Chinese.
Documentary proof in English or Chinese is required to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is ISO 15189 accredited or is recognized or approved by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located.
Travelers arriving via the Hong Kong International Airport are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival. If their test results are negative, they will be allowed to go to the hotel for which they made the reservation to continue the compulsory quarantine until completion. If their results are positive, the travelers will be transferred to the hospital for quarantine and treatment.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 21 days upon entering Hong Kong.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who have been United States, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, or United Kingdom in the past 21 days before travel must quarantine for 21 days in designated quarantine hotels. Travelers must take 6 tests during quarantine and self-monitor for a further 7 days. An additional test on day 26 after arrival is also mandatory.

Return travelReturning to South Africa from Hong Kong

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Hong Kong must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Hong Kong are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


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