COVID-19 Updates

Boarding and Compulsory Quarantine Requirements for Inbound Travellers

The compulsory quarantine requirement for inbound persons from overseas places or Taiwan is lifted from 26 September 2022. Relevant boarding requirements and quarantine arrangements are as follows:

1. OVERSEAS PLACES AND TAIWAN

Persons applicable:

Inbound persons who have stayed in any place outside Mainland China during the relevant period (the day of boarding for/arrival at Hong Kong or during the 7 days before that day)

Boarding requirements:

  1. Fulfilled vaccination requirement (Applicable to non-Hong Kong residents aged 12 or above on the scheduled day of departure of the flight to Hong Kong)
  2. Present Green Health Declaration QR code
  3. Rapid antigen test conducted within 24 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure with a negative result and declare via the Health Declaration Form

Quarantine requirements:

  1. 3 days of medical surveillance at home or self-arranged premises, followed by a 4-day self-monitoring period
  2. Undergo PCR-based nucleic acid test according to Government's requirement

2. MAINLAND CHINA AND MACAO

MAINLAND CHINA AND MACAO

Persons applicable:

Inbound travellers who have only stayed in Mainland China or Macao on the day of boarding for/arrival at Hong Kong or during the 7 days before that day (regardless of being fully vaccinated* or not)

Boarding requirements:

  1. Present Green Health Declaration QR code

Quarantine requirements:

  1. Self-monitoring for 3 days
  2. Undergo PCR-based nucleic acid test according to Government's requirement

Starting from 26 September 2022, persons who fulfill all specified conditions under the Come2hk Scheme and Return2hk Scheme could be exempted from the "0+3" quarantine requirement when returning to Hong Kong. For details of the schemes, please visit https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html.

If the information above is inconsistent with that released by the Government, the latter shall prevail. For details, please visit https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html or Government's latest announcement at https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202209/24/P2022092400048.htm.

Departing Passengers to Mainland China and Macao Are Required to Conduct Additional COVID-19 Rapid Nucleic Acid Test at HKIA Before Checking-in for Flights

From 29 March 2022, departing passengers to Mainland China and Macao via Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) are required to hold a negative result of the additional rapid nucleic acid test when they check in for the flights. The additional rapid nucleic acid test must be conducted at the designated testing venue at HKIA within eight hours prior to the scheduled departure time of the aircraft. In order to ensure sufficient time to complete the check-in and clearance procedures after obtaining a negative test result, relevant outbound travellers should allow ample time for travelling to the airport and undergo the test at least 5 to 6 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure.

Relevant passengers should reserve the testing service free-of-charge via the website of the relevant testing institution.

The result of the above special testing arrangement cannot replace the proof of negative result of any self-paid nucleic acid test as currently required by relevant authorities of Mainland China and Macao. Relevant passengers would still be subject to the quarantine and testing arrangements of their destinations, and should take note of the latest quarantine and testing requirements of relevant Mainland and Macao authorities.

For details, please visit Government's webpage https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/special-outbound-test.html and the Government's latest announcement https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202203/26/P2022032600716.htm?fontSize=1. If the information above is inconsistent with that released by the Government, the latter shall prevail.

Vaccination Requirements for Persons Entering Passenger Terminal Buildings at HKIA

To enhance safety and security at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), and with reference to the general requirements of the Hong Kong SAR Government's Vaccine Pass scheme, the following preventive measure is implemented to reduce the risk posed by COVID-19.

With effect from 24 February 2022, except (a) bona fide departure/ transfer/ transit passengers holding a valid air ticket or boarding pass and a valid travel document; or (b) persons falling within the scope of exceptions as shown in Table 2 of Vaccine Pass on the Government's COVID-19 Thematic Website, persons entering the passenger terminal buildings at HKIA must satisfy below requirements:

From 30 September 2022,

  1. persons aged 12 or above should have completed at least two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, and have completed three doses if it has been five months since their second dose;
  2. persons aged 5 to 11 should have completed at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and have completed two doses if it has been three months since their first dose.

From 30 November 2022,

  1. persons aged 12 or above should have completed three doses of COVID-19 vaccine;
  2. persons aged 5 to 11 should have completed two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

For the vaccination requirements for COVID-19 recovered persons, please refer to the requirements under the Government's Vaccine Pass Scheme.

Quarantine and Testing Procedures for Inbound Travellers at the Airport

1. Inbound Travellers from Overseas Places or Taiwan

Starting from 26 September 2022, all inbound persons from overseas places or Taiwan are required to register for undergoing a nucleic acid test by scanning the health declaration QR code upon arrival at Hong Kong.

After having their specimen collected for nucleic acid testing, the relevant inbound persons may proceed with the normal arrival process as directed. They can continue with immigration and customs clearance, claim their baggage and leave the airport by self-arranged transport.

2. Inbound Travellers from Mainland China or Macao

Starting from 3 September 2022, inbound travellers from Mainland China or Macao via Hong Kong International Airport will no longer be required to undergo “test-and-hold” arrangement. They should complete relevant arrival procedures at the airport as directed, before they can proceed with immigration procedures.

More details can be found at the Government's webpage https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html.

*If the information above is inconsistent with that released by the Government, the latter shall prevail.

Boarding Requirement for Transit/ transfer Passengers at HKIA

From 1 August 2022, passengers can use Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for transit/transfer on flights operated by different airlines.

Transit/ transfer services at HKIA for passengers from airports in Mainland China have resumed from 15 August 2020 and will continue until further notice. However, transit/transfer services to destinations in Mainland China remain unavailable at HKIA.

If the information above is inconsistent with that released by the Government, the latter shall prevail. For details, please visit https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html or Government's latest announcement.

Transit/ Transfer Services from Mainland Airports Resumed; Sea-to-air Transfer Services from Shekou Port to HKIA Resume from 23 March 2022

Transfer/ transit services at HKIA for passengers from airports in Mainland China have resumed. However, transit/transfer services to Mainland China remain unavailable at HKIA.

Sea-to-air transfer ferry services from Shenzhen Shekou Port to SkyPier of HKIA resume from 23 March 2022. Ferry services from other Mainland China and Macao ports remain unavailable. For the latest ticketing arrangement for Shekou to SkyPier, please check with the ferry operator at https://www.cksp.com.hk/#/main/home.

Air-to-sea transfer services to Mainland China and Macao ports also remain unavailable at HKIA.

Passengers Must Wear Face Masks in All Indoor and Outdoor Areas at the Airport

From 29 July 2020 the Hong Kong SAR Government requires all people to wear face masks when entering or present in a public place (indoor and outdoor). Please refer to the Government's announcement: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/27/P2020072700650.htm?fontSize=1.

In line with the government requirement, passengers must wear face masks in all indoor and outdoor public areas at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

Airport Authority Hong Kong requires that all passengers must continue to wear face masks after they enter the restricted area of HKIA for boarding. This compulsory requirement is also applicable at SkyPier and on Automated People Mover and Apron Passengers Vehicles.

Passengers are advised to bring their own face masks.

If the information above is inconsistent with that released by the Government, the latter shall prevail.

Limited Service for some Airport Shops and Restaurants

In view of the latest anti-epidemic measures, operations for passenger services at HKIA have been scaling down and most shops and restaurants in HKIA's terminal building have suspended operation from 25 March 2020 until further notice. Only some shops and restaurants provide passengers with essential services for shortened operating hours, including food and beverage, pharmacy, convenience store, money exchange and duty-free shops.

List of shops and restaurants currently in operation at HKIA

Last updated on: 2022-11-15 10:08:00

Terminal 1 Restricted Area

Location Name Operating Hours
Departures Level (L7) East Hall Bari-Uma (霸嗎拉麵) & SinsaEat Korean Kitchen 12am - 9pm
Gordon Ramsay Plane Food To Go 12am - 8pm
Putien 7am - 9:30pm
(Last Order: 9:30pm)
Sushi & Sake Bar Taka 11am - 8pm
Global Exchange 6:30am - 11:30pm
Mannings 10am - 7pm
Wing Wah Cake Shop 7:30am - 10:30pm
Departures Level (L6) East Hall Beauty&You by The Shilla Duty Free (Beauty & Personal Care) 7am - 8pm
Beauty&You by The Shilla Duty Free (Fashion & Fashion Accessories) 7am - 8pm
Burberry 10am - 8pm
Cartier 10am - 8pm
CHANEL 10am - 8pm
Duty Zero by cdf (Liquor) 7:15am - 11pm
Duty Zero by cdf (Packaged Food) 7:15am - 11pm
Global Exchange 6:30am - 11:30pm
Gucci 10am - 8pm
Hermès 10am - 8pm
Louis Vuitton 10am - 8pm
OMEGA 10am - 8pm
PRADA 10am - 8pm
RELAY 8am - 8pm
RIMOWA 10am - 8pm
TEA WG 10am - 8pm
Tiffany & Co. 9am - 8pm
Travelex Worldwide Money 7am - 11:30pm
Departures Level (L6) Central Concourse BLESS 7am - 11pm
King Bakery 7am - 11pm
Maison Kayser 7am - 11pm
Pacific Coffee 7:30am - 7pm
Duty Zero by cdf (Liquor) 7am - 11pm
Toys & Games 7:30am - 10:15pm
TripAdvisor 7am - 12:30am
Departures Level (L6) West Hall Nippon Ramen 11am - 8pm
O'Learys 12:30pm - 9:30pm
(Last Order: 9:15pm)
STARBUCKS 7am - 11pm
Beauty&You by The Shilla Duty Free (Beauty & Personal Care) 1pm - 10pm
Beauty&You by The Shilla Duty Free (Fashion & Fashion Accessories) 1pm - 10pm
Global Exchange 6:30am - 11:30pm
Travelex Worldwide Money 8am - 6:30pm
T1 Satellite Concourse (L5) Pacific Coffee 6:30am - 4pm
RELAY 6:30am - 4pm
Travelex Worldwide Money 8am - 6:30pm
Arrivals Level (L5) Pre-Immigration  Kam Kee Cafe 6am - 10pm
7-ELEVEN 8am - 9pm
Duty Zero by cdf (Liquor) 7:15am - 11pm
Beauty&You by The Shilla Duty Free (Beauty & Personal Care) 11am - 8pm
Beauty&You by The Shilla Duty Free (Fashion & Fashion Accessories) 11am - 8pm
Travelex Worldwide Money 8am - 6:30pm

Terminal 1 Non-Restricted Area

Location Name Operating Hours
Arrivals Level (L5) Meeters & Greeters Hall Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao 11am - 8:30pm
Delifrance ® 6am - 6pm
Hana-musubi 7:30am - 4:30pm
Lee Fa Yuen Express Mon - Fri: 11am - 2pm
(except public holidays) 
ManJie Dumplings Mon - Fri: 11am - 3pm
(except public holidays)
PRET A MANGER Mon - Fri: 8am - 7:30pm
Sat, Sun and PH: 8am - 4pm
Tai Hing Mon - Sat: 7am - 5pm
Tonkotsu 8 Mon - Fri: 11am - 9:45pm
Sat - Sun: 11am - 8:45pm
Wolfgang Puck Kitchen Mon - Fri: 7am - 8pm
(except public holidays)
7-ELEVEN 24 hours
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 1pm
(except Sunday, Public holidays)
Global Exchange 6:30am - 11:30pm
Travelex Worldwide Money 7am - 11pm
Departures Hall (L7) can.teen 6am - 10pm
Hung Fook Tong 24 hours
7-ELEVEN 24 hours
Beauty&You by The Shilla Duty Free (Beauty & Personal Care) 10am - 8pm
Cookies Quartet 9am - 6pm
Global Exchange 6:30am - 11:30pm
Kee Wah Bakery  8am - 6pm
MO._On the Go 10am - 8pm
Travelex Worldwide Money 7am - 11pm
VICTORINOX 10am - 8pm
Departures Hall (L8) Mezzanine McDonald's ® & McCafé ® 24 hours

To facilitate the need of COVID-19 test result for travel purpose, COVID-19 testing services for departure passengers are available at two non-restricted area locations of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). The specimens will be tested by HKSAR Government recognised local COVID-19 nucleic acid testing institutions.

The COVID-19 testing services are provided by Prenetics and Raffles Medical Group. Passengers are advised to book the test in advance.

Prenetics

Passengers who want to take Prenetics' test are required to book for an appointment at least 4 hours prior to your boarding time to allow sufficient time for completing the test and obtaining test result on the same day. Please note that booking will be closed 2 hours prior to the appointment time. The testing fee is HK$499 for the Rapid RT-PCR test and HK$399 for the Rapid RT-LAMP test. Passengers are advised to consult their airlines for entry testing requirements of the destination.

Service hours: 0100 - 1330hrs, 1430 - 1830hrs daily (subject to change based on operational needs)
Service counter: Counter A03-A04, L5, Terminal 1 (across Arrivals Hall A)
Telephone: +852 3008 1006
Website: https://fly.prenetics.com

Raffles Medical Group 

Passengers who want to take the test by Raffles Medical Group can visit the Airport Medical Centre. Passengers can also book the test in advance through the "Raffles Connect" mobile app. Test result will be available on the next day of specimen collected. The testing fee is HK$388.

Service hours: 0700hrs - 2359hrs
Medical centre location: 6T104, L6, Terminal 1 (accessed by elevator near L7 departures level Aisle A)
Telephone: +852 2261 2626

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is committed to safeguarding the airport and the well-being of our passengers and staff. In response to COVID-19, we have stepped up our measures to protect the health of those who work at and use the airport.

In September 2020, HKIA is among the first few airports in Asia Pacific to be accredited by the Airport Health Accreditation programme of the Airports Council International, and was re-accredited in 2021 and 2022. This is the result of our upholding of high health and safety standards in our operations.

Let's take a look at the measures that we have implemented!

Thermal monitoring devices deployed to monitor public health within the terminal
TemperaturecheckOver 500 alcohol hand sanitisers
Vending machine selling personal protective equipment, including face masks, protective gowns and spray sterilisers
COVID-19 testing service at a charge
Installation of shields at check-in counters and customer service counters
13 automomous cleaning robots deployed for floor and carpet cleaning, sterilisation of toilets and key operating areas in the terminal
Far-ultraviolet gatebot deployed to sanitise baggage trolleys on departures level
Frequent cleaning of airport facilities with disinfectants, including toilets, baggage trolleys, smart check-in kiosks, boarding gate seating area, handles and seats of Automated People Movers etc.
Touchless lifts which can be operated without physical touching of the buttons
Application of antimicrobial coating to high-touch surfaces to destroy germs, bacteria and viruses
Touchless check-in and boarding experience empowered by biometrics and touchless technologies
Temperature check for all departing and arriving passengers
Frequent cleaning of food court tables and chairs
Social distancing signs at terminal and boarding gates
Sanitisation of boarding gates and other carpet flooring areas
Mobile negative pressure sanitising chambers for airport staff performing duties in the restricted area
 
 

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) has been implementing various measures to protect public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, including supporting the promotion of the LeaveHomeSafe mobile app launched by the HKSAR Government. QR codes are displayed at HKIA’s customer service centres, taxi station, bus station, as well as some shops and restaurants for passengers to record their journey on the mobile app.

LeaveHomeSafe mobile app is a digital tool to record accurately the date and time for checking into and leaving different venues. The app is easy to use and can be downloaded for free. App users can check into venues by scanning the venue QR code to log their arrival time and clicking the "Leave" button in the app to mark their departure. Relevant data will then be kept in the app inside the user's mobile phone.

If a confirmed case is later discovered at a participating venue, the app will notify users who have visited the same venue as the COVID-19 confirmed case at around the same time together with health advice to enhance their vigilance.

Download the LeaveHomeSafe mobile app:

More details are available on the "LeaveHomeSafe" website: https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

If the information above is inconsistent with that released by the Government, the latter shall prevail.