Hong Kong authorities recently announced that they have eased COVID-19 entry requirements

Key Points:

  • As of Dec. 14, travelers are no longer required to complete three days of medical surveillance after they enter the country.
  • Travelers must have proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 24 hours before departure instead of a PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure.
  • Travelers must still take a PCR test at the airport upon arrival, on the third day after arrival at a community test center and take daily self-administered antigen test for the first five days after arrival.
  • Travelers who tested negative for COVID-19 will be given a blue code on their health app and are permitted to travel freely throughout the city.

BAL Analysis: Hong Kong authorities continue to lift COVID-19 health measures as the virus situation improves around the world. Travelers are reminded that COVID-19 entry requirements can change with little or no notice. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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