COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

• Country-Specific Information:

Hong Kong: The Hong Kong government has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.

Current safety and security information is provided in our Travel Advisory for Hong Kong, currently at Level 2, which encourages all American citizens to exercise increased caution due to the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China, and civil unrest.

On March 27, CDC issued a Global COVID-19 Level 3 Warning: Avoid Non-essential Travel. On March 19, the Department of State issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory: Do not travel.

Macau: The Macau government has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.

Current safety and security information is provided in our Travel Advisory for Macau, currently at Level 2, that encourages all American citizens to exercise increased caution due to the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China.

• Entry and Exit Requirements:

Hong Kong

On April 6, the Hong Kong government announced that it will extend the following in-bound travel restrictions until further notice:

  • All non-Hong Kong residents arriving by air from any location other than mainland China, Macau, and Taiwan will be denied entry.
  • Non-Hong Kong residents arriving from mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan will be denied entry if they have been to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days. Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents arriving from mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan with no travel to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days will be subject to a 14-day compulsory quarantine.

On April 7, the Hong Kong government announced that effective April 8, all inbound travelers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport will be required to submit to COVID-19 testing, and as of April 22, they must wait for test results at a designated location. For more information, please see the Hong Kong government’s press release.

On May 5, the Hong Kong government relaxed some group gathering restrictions, effective May 8. For more information, please see the Hong Kong government’s press release.

On May 19, the Hong Kong government announced measures to regulate group gatherings are to be extended until June 4. For more information, please see the Hong Kong government’s press release.

On June 1, the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) will resume air transit/transfer services in phases. The in-bound travel restrictions, effective since March 25, remain unchanged. For more information, please see the HKIA’s website.

For more information, please see the Hong Kong government’s website.

  • On January 30, the Hong Kong government closed certain transportation links and border checkpoints connecting Hong Kong with mainland China until further notice.
  • On February 4, ferry services between Hong Kong and Macau were suspended.
  • On February 8, the Hong Kong government began enforcing a compulsory 14-day quarantine for anyone, regardless of nationality, arriving in Hong Kong who has visited mainland China within a 14-day period. This quarantine does not apply to individuals transiting Hong Kong International Airport and certain exempted groups such as flight crews. However, health screening measures are in place at all of Hong Kong’s border checkpoints, and the Hong Kong authorities will quarantine individual travelers, including passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport, if the Hong Kong authorities determine the traveler to be a health risk.
  • On February 25, the Hong Kong government began restricting non-Hong Kong residents who have visited South Korea within a 14-day period and began enforcing a compulsory 14-day quarantine for Hong Kong residents who have visited high risk areas in South Korea.
  • On March 1, the Hong Kong government began enforcing a compulsory 14-day quarantine for anyone, regardless of nationality, arriving in Hong Kong who has traveled to high risk areas in Italy or Iran within a 14-day period.
  • On March 14, the Hong Kong government began enforcing a compulsory 14-day quarantine for anyone, regardless of nationality, arriving in Hong Kong who has traveled to high risk areas in France, Germany, Japan, and the whole of Italy within a 14-day period.
  • On March 17, the Hong Kong government began enforcing a compulsory 14-day quarantine for anyone, regardless of nationality, arriving in Hong Kong who has traveled to the Schengen area of Europe or South Korea within a 14-day period.
  • On March 19, the Hong Kong government began enforcing a compulsory 14-day quarantine for anyone, regardless of nationality, arriving in Hong Kong who has traveled to any overseas countries/territories within a 14-day period.

Macau

The Macau government announced that effective March 25, non-Macau residents who have been to an overseas territory in the past 14 days will be denied entry and all travelers who have been to an overseas territory, Hong Kong or Taiwan in the past 14 days will be subject to a 14-day compulsory quarantine. For more information, please see the Macau government’s website. On April 15, media reported proof of a negative COVID-19 test result may be required before embarking on a plane to Macau. Finally, media report that public bus services between Macau and Hong Kong are suspended until further notice. For more information on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge services, please see the Macau government’s infographic. As of May 8, limited Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge shuttle bus service has resumed.

  • On January 22, the Macau government introduced temperature screening at all border checkpoints, including the airport, land crossings, and ferry terminals. All inbound travelers are required to complete a health declaration form upon arrival.
  • On February 4, ferry services between Hong Kong and Macau were suspended.
  • On February 20, the Macau government began enforcing medical checks for tourists who have been to areas with high incidence of the novel coronavirus within a 14-day period.
  • On March 17, the Macau government began enforcing a compulsory 14-day quarantine for anyone, regardless of nationality, arriving in Macau who has traveled to any area outside of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China within a 14-day period.
  • On March 18, the Macau government began prohibiting entry of non-Macau residents from all overseas countries/territories, except those from Hong Kong, Taiwan, or mainland China.

• Quarantine Information:

Hong Kong: As of March 19, most travelers may complete the quarantine period within their own residence. Travelers without a residential address must stay at a government-designated facility at their own expense. As of March 18, travelers who have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case or have been to Hubei province, Iran, parts of Italy (Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions) and parts of South Korea (Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do) within 14 days will be required to stay in a government-designated quarantine facility.

Macau: Macau residents may complete the quarantine period at a location in Macau deemed appropriate by health authorities. Non-Macau residents complete the quarantine period at a designated hotel at their own expense.

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