Hong Kong authorities have updated their COVID-19 quarantine requirements.

Key Points:

  • As of Aug. 12, those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and traveling to Hong Kong from outside of China must quarantine for three nights at a designated quarantine hotel (DQH), undergo medical surveillance for four days after the quarantine and then self-monitor for three days.
  • During the three-day quarantine, travelers will be required to take daily COVID-19 antigen tests and a PCR test on their second day after arrival in Hong Kong.
  • During the four-day medical surveillance, individuals must take daily COVID-19 antigen tests and PCR tests on the fourth and sixth day after arrival.
  • Travelers must take COVID-19 antigen tests daily for the three days of self-monitoring and a PCR test on the ninth day after arrival.

Additional Information: Travelers must continue to complete the health declaration QR code, have confirmation of their three-night DQH booking and have proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure to enter Hong Kong. More information regarding Hong Kong’s COVID-19 entry requirements is available here.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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