To date, no additional Consulate General employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The Consulate General currently plans to reopen for public services on Monday, March 22, following the disinfection and deep cleaning of our facilities and pending confirmation that there are no additional COVID cases among our staff.
The U.S. Consulate General takes seriously the prevention and containment of COVID-19. We abide by Hong Kong government requirements for the arrival, testing, and quarantine of all diplomatic personnel and their family members. In coordination with Hong Kong authorities, the U.S. Consulate General and all of our staff have implemented all appropriate measures to help control the spread of COVID-19. Per Hong Kong government guidelines, the affected office space within the Consulate General has been isolated and will continue to remain closed for a fourteen-day period.
The U.S. Department of State has no greater responsibility than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas and our locally-employed staff.
All scheduled services for U.S. citizens and visa applicants have been canceled for the remainder of this week. We will contact affected applicants directly as soon as we are able to reschedule these appointments.