Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau (24 March 2020)

Health Alert

Location:  Hong Kong and Macau

Event:  Inbound Travel Restrictions in Hong Kong and Macau

Hong Kong

The Hong Kong government announced the following inbound travel restrictions, 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, or 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, including exemptions to the inbound travel restrictions, please see the Hong Kong government’s press release.

Macau

The Macau government announced the following inbound travel restrictions, 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.

Media report that the Macau International Airport will suspend all transit services.

For additional information, please see the Macau government’s press release.

Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline.  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 and the Macau government’s website for updated information.

Effective March 19, 2020, the U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau suspended routine visa services.  For American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information.

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