Updates on the compulsory quarantine arrangements and boarding requirements in Hong Kong

According to an email notice from Cathay Pacific to corporate customers and trade partners, the Hong Kong SAR Government has adjusted the entry requirements and quarantine arrangements for travelers entering Hong Kong.

Shortened compulsory quarantine period: 3-day designated hotel quarantine + 4-day self-monitoring

With immediate effect, inbound travelers are required to undergo a compulsory quarantine for three nights in designated quarantine hotels regardless of vaccination status. Taking a traveler’s day of arrival in HK as “Day 0”, if a traveller receives a negative PCR test result in the morning on Day 3, he/she will be allowed to leave the designated hotel and complete the remaining four days at home or non-designated hotels under “medical surveillance”, with limited movement to public premises. For more information on quarantine, testings required upon arrival and self-monitoring arrangements, please visit Hong Kong SAR Government’s website.

Enjoy a faster airport experience with Fly Ready*

We encourage travelers to upload their Covid-19 test results, a valid eHealth Declaration QR code and other required health documents between 48 and 12 hours before their flight to Hong Kong. We will verify them ahead of time – so travelers can arrive at the airport ready to fly.

*Fly Ready is currently available for entry into Hong Kong from most locations. It will be progressively introduced for departures across cities in our network. For more information about Fly Ready, please click here.

Boarding requirements for entering Hong Kong

From all places outside mainland China, Taiwan China and Macao SAR

Fully vaccinated travelers and those exempt from vaccination requirements who have stayed in or transited through overseas places in the past 14 days.

Boarding requirements

1. Negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for Covid-19 within 48 hours (or RAT report within 24 hours + proof of infection for recovered persons)* *Not applicable to passengers aged below 3 at the scheduled time of departure

2. A valid (not expired) Health Declaration QR Code (with name matching passenger’s valid travel document)

3. Confirmation of room reservation for three nights starting on the day of arrival at Hong Kong in a designated quarantine hotel, if the health declaration QR code is not green

4. Proof of vaccination. Vaccine types must be on the “List of Covid-19 Vaccines Recognized for Specified Purposes”.

For an overview of the Hong Kong vaccination requirements, please see the Hong Kong SAR government Covid-19 website.

For a list of recognized vaccines, please refer to the HKSAR Government’s official list.

Please refer to our website for more information about ticket changes, should they need to postpone or cancel their journey.

For more information regarding the latest travel restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Covid-19 website and our Covid-19 information center.