The government of Hong Kong has updated its testing and quarantine requirements for certain travelers as of Feb. 5.

Key Points:

  • Individuals who have been in mainland China or Macao within 14 days of intended arrival must take a COVID-19 test on the third, fifth and twelfth day after arrival. Tests taken on the twelfth day must be taken at a community testing center. The testing requirement applies to individuals:
    • Arriving under the Return2hk or Come2hk program.
    • Who are fully vaccinated and subject to the seven day quarantine.
    • Who are not fully vaccinate and subject to the 14 day quarantine.
  • Hong Kong residents who have been in Taiwan within 14 days of intended arrival must quarantine at a designated hotel for 14 days and take six COIVD tests. Such travelers are required to take two additional tests on the sixteenth and nineteenth day after arrival. The nineteenth-day test must be taken at a community testing center.
    • Travelers who are not residents of Hong Kong are only allowed to return from Taiwan if they are fully vaccinated.

Additional Information: More information regarding the updated testing and quarantine requirements as well as applicable exemptions 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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