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Covid Test for Hong Kong

If you are travelling from the UK to Hong Kong then it is essential that you have the right health certification. Medicspot offers Covid testing and fit to fly certification, allowing you to travel to Hong Kong without any additional stress.

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As of 9 January 2021, Hong Kong has extended its UK and South Africa travel bans indefinitely. Restrictions are currently in place stating that only Hong Kong residents will be allowed entry, subject to specific travel requirements.

Furthermore, as of 4 January 2021, the UK government has prohibited all international travel without a legally permitted reason for departure.

Hong Kong Travel Advice

Can I travel to Hong Kong?

If you are looking to travel to Hong Kong then it is essential that you understand the strict travel restrictions in place. At present, travel to Hong Kong is subject to the following entry restrictions: 

  • You will be denied entry to Hong Kong if you have visited the UK for more than two hours within the past 21 days. This includes transiting the UK if you disembark the aircraft.
  • You will be denied entry to Hong Kong if you have visited South Africa for more than two hours within the past 21 days.
  • If you are travelling from an overseas country or territory and are not a Hong Kong resident then you will be denied entry.
  • If you are a Hong Kong resident who has stayed outside of mainland China, Taiwan or Macao in the past 21 days, you must undergo compulsory quarantine for 21 days at designated quarantine hotels at your own expense.
  • Spouses and young children of Hong Kong residents are exempt from these restrictions.

Which Covid-19 test do I need to travel to Hong Kong?

If you are eligible to travel to Hong Kong and have visited a “specified high-risk place” within the past 21 days, you will need to provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure. You will also be required to take a mandatory coronavirus test on arrival in Hong Kong.

The Government of Hong Kong specifies these high-risk places as Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and the USA.

How long before my flight to Hong Kong should I take a Covid test?

Those eligible to travel to Hong Kong are required to take a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours of their flight.

Do I need any additional documentation to travel to Hong Kong?

Yes. If you are eligible to travel to Hong Kong then you must provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel for a minimum of 21 days, starting on the day of arrival. A list of Hong Kong’s designated quarantine hotels can be found here.

How much does a Covid test cost for travel to Hong Kong?

The price of a Covid-19 test is £149 if you are travelling to Hong Kong. This covers the PCR test and a fit to fly certificate.

Are Medicspot Covid tests approved by Hong Kong?

Yes. Medicspot tests and fit to fly certificates are universally recognised by both Hong Kong’s airlines and the Government of Hong Kong.

What documentation will I get following my Covid test in order to meet Hong Kong’s travel requirements?

If your Covid-19 test is negative, Medicspot will provide you with your negative test result as well as a fit to fly certificate. These will be provided within the 72 hour window.

Is quarantine mandatory for travellers arriving in Hong Kong during Covid-19?

Yes. All travellers to Hong Kong, with the exception of those travelling from mainland China, Macao and Taiwan, are required to quarantine for 21 days at a designated quarantine hotel at their own expense.

Disclaimer All information is provided as guidance only. Ultimate responsibility for ensuring tests meet travel requirements lies with the traveller. Medicspot cannot be held liable for the advice provided here, given the changing nature of the government guidelines and the testing environment.

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