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 are provided in our Travel Advisory for Hong Kong, currently at Level 2, that encourages all American citizens to exercise increased caution due to the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China, and civil unrest.
    • On March 11, CDC issued a Global COVID-19 Level 2 Warning: Practice Enhanced Precautions. On March 19, the Department of State has 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 are 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:  The Hong Kong government announced that effective for a 14-day period beginning at 12:00 am on March 25, 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.  The Hong Kong International Airport will suspend all transit services. For additional 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 beginning at 12:00 am on March 25, travelers who have been to Hong Kong or Taiwan in the past 14 days will be subject to a 14-day compulsory quarantine. For additional information, please see the Macau government’s press release.
    • 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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