Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau (7 April 2020)

Health Alert

Location: Hong Kong and Macau

Event:  Inbound Travel Restrictions in Hong Kong and Macau

Hong Kong

Hong Kong has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The Hong Kong government has implemented enhanced screening and strict quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. On April 6, the Hong Kong government announced that it will extend the following inbound travel restrictions until further notice:

  • 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 more information, please see the Hong Kong government’s press release.

Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. For more information on inbound travel restrictions, please see the Hong Kong government’s website.

U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. The U.S. Government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Hong Kong at this time.

Macau

Macau has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The Macau government has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The latest update is below:

  • 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.

Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available. For more information, please see the Macau government’s website.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice.

On February 10, 2020, the Department of State authorized the departure of U.S. personnel and family members due to the novel coronavirus and the effect to Mission personnel as schools and some public facilities have been closed until further notice. Effective March 19, 2020, the U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau suspended routine visa services. For American Citizens Services information, including emergency passports, please see our website.

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