Hong Kong’s government recently announced that inbound travelers from Brazil and Ireland will soon be restricted from entering Hong Kong.

Key Points:

  • Effective Jan. 23, all travelers who have been in Brazil or Ireland in the 21 days before boarding their flights to Hong Kong will not be allowed to enter Hong Kong. The same is true of travelers who have been in either of these two countries for over two hours on the same day they board their flights to Hong Kong.
  • The same restrictions came into effect Dec. 25, 2020, for travelers who stay in South Africa for the 21 days before boarding their flights to Hong Kong, or for more than two hours on the day they board their flights to Hong Kong. Flights from the U.K. to Hong Kong were banned Dec. 22, 2020. A 21-day mandatory quarantine remains in effect for travelers entering Hong Kong from outside of China.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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