Easing of Hong Kong entry restrictions and quarantine requirements
Press release from Cathay Pacific Airways, issued 23 March 2022:
"We’re really pleased to let you know that the Hong Kong Government will soon ease the place-specific flight suspension restrictions and shorten quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents.
Passengers will also be able to transit through Hong Kong International Airport to onward destinations (other than those in the Chinese mainland) once again.
Flights originating from the United Kingdom and France, as well as Australia, Canada, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and the United States, will once again be permitted to land in Hong Kong from 1 April 2022.
Passengers who have been in these countries in the last 14 days will also be able to enter Hong Kong from 1 April.
The required stay in a Designated Quarantine Hotel for eligible travellers has been shortened to seven nights, with rapid antigen tests needing to be conducted by the traveller throughout their stay.
Any passengers bound for Hong Kong will now need to:
- be a Hong Kong resident (or hold a valid visa/travel exemption),
- provide a recognised vaccine record indication they’ve received two doses of an approved vaccine,
- take a PCR test within 48 hours of their flight’s scheduled departure time and provide a test report showing a negative result,
- provide separate documentation indicating the labatory that processed the PCR test is ISO15189 accredited, or approved by the relevant authority,
- have made a reservation at a Designated Quarantine Hotel for at least seven nights.
We remain committed to helping as many Hong Kong residents get back home as soon as possible and resuming more flights for our customers. Therefore, we will be operating a number of additional flights:
Our schedule gives our customers the confidence that their flight will operate as planned while the 14-day flight suspension mechanism remains in place.
We are working to open these flights for general sale as soon as possible.
Please note: Passengers transiting via Hong Kong will need to provide evidence of a negative PCR test conducted within 48 hours of STD of their flight to Hong Kong, even if the requirements for their final destination differs.