Health Alert: U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau (18 March 2020)

Location:  Hong Kong and Macau

Event:  Inbound Travel Restrictions in Hong Kong and Macau

Hong Kong

The government of Hong Kong has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. On March 17, the Hong Kong government announced that as of March 19 it will enforce 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.  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.  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 a 14-day period will be required to stay in a government-designated quarantine facility. 

As additional travel restrictions could be put into effect with little advance notice, we strongly urge all travelers to refer to the Hong Kong government’s website for further details.

Macau

The government of Macau has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 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.  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.

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.

As additional travel restrictions could be put into effect with little advance notice, we strongly urge all travelers to refer to the Macau government’s announcement for further details.

Actions to Take:

Assistance:

U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong & Macau

+852 2841 2211

+852 2523 9011 (after hours)

ACSHK@state.gov

https://hk.usconsulate.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Hong Kong Country Information 

Macau Country Information

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