Traveling to Hong Kong – COVID-19 Updates
There are a lot of great reasons to visit Hong Kong, and it definitely deserves to be as often-traveled as it is. It is probably best known as a kind of shoppers’ paradise, and that is definitely one of the major things that you might get out of a visit there. But more than that, Hong Kong is also a great opportunity to experience the East and West together in a cultural mix.
Then there is the cuisine, which is loved the world over – and plenty of breathtaking views to be seen from all corners too. You might even be able to go to a festival or two, which are always a feast for the senses.
If you are thinking of traveling to Hong Kong right now, or sometime soon, you will need to be aware of the current restrictions and rules. Let’s take a look at them now.
Hong Kong airport is saying okay to transit passengers – in fact, it started doing so in June last year. But at the moment, there are no plans in place to allow open travel for tourists in Hong Kong itself. If you are a transit passenger – in other words, passing through Hong Kong on a connecting flight – you may not leave the airport itself.
The rules here are very strict. If you are arriving in Hong Kong from anywhere other than Mainland China, Macau, Australia, New Zealand or Singapore, you will be denied entry if you are not a resident of Hong Kong itself.
In other words, if you are a US citizen, you can only enter Hong Kong if you have not traveled outside of those places in 14 or even 21 days. You will be denied entry upon arrival, and will have to return home.
If you are in Hong Kong and you are wondering about traveling back to the US, the situation is a little different, and you will need to be aware of a few key things in particular. Most notably, you will need to show a negative covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure before you can even get on the plane. That means if you are trying to get home, you can only do so if you definitely don’t have the virus first.
In terms of the US’ advice on Hong Kong, it is placed at a Level 3. This means that all travel planned for Hong Kong should be reconsidered until a later time, and it is being strongly advised not to travel there at this current time.
That might be disappointing if you have a trip to Hong Kong booked for this year. But remember: there is a chance that everything could change quite quickly later on in the year, so don’t rule it out just yet. Biirdee can help you arrange business class and first class air travel to Hong Kong. Get your quote and save now: http://biirdee.com/quote.