Starting from 15 September 2021 (Wednesday), non-Hong Kong residents coming from Guangdong Province and Macao, upon fulfillment of all the specified conditions under the Come2hk Scheme, can be exempted from compulsory quarantine upon entry into Hong Kong. A daily quota of 1 000 each has been set for the Shenzhen Bay Port and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) Hong Kong Port.
- The applicant has not stayed in places other than Hong Kong, Guangdong Province or Macao, or any places listed on the List of At-risk Places Temporarily Inapplicable under the Return2hk / Come2hk Scheme, in the past 14 days before arriving in Hong Kong (not including any period during which a person undergoes compulsory quarantine in Guangdong Province or Macao).
- Persons with a quota must enter Hong Kong on the date and via the boundary control point as specified in the booking, and present valid proof of negative nucleic acid test result that is obtained within that day or three days prior to the entry into Hong Kong.
List of At-risk Places Temporarily Inapplicable under the Return2hk / Come2hk Scheme:
- Arrivals must apply for a quota through the online booking system of the Come2hk Scheme. The online booking system has opened for application; quotas for the next cycle will be open for booking every Wednesday at 00:00 midnight, on a first-come-first-served basis.
- Applicants are required to provide personal and contact information, and a specified entry date and boundary control point (i.e. Shenzhen Bay Port or the HZMB Hong Kong Port).
- Applicants must be 18 or above and can make applications for no more than three accompanying non-Hong Kong residents in each application. Applications for non-Hong Kong residents who are under 18 should be made on their behalf by their parents or guardians, with their personal information provided.
Come2hk Booking System:
Arrangement for taking COVID-19 test:
- Arrivals with a reservation should take the COVID-19 nucleic acid test at one of the medical testing institutions that is mutually recognised by the governments of Hong Kong and Guangdong / Hong Kong and Macao. Relevant medical testing institutions will upload the nucleic acid test result to the “Yuekang Code” or “Macao Health Code” system, which will be regarded as valid proof of a negative nucleic acid test result.
Recognised medical testing institutions:
(1) List of medical testing institutions in Guangdong Province:
- Accessed via the nucleic acid testing organization enquiry function on the State Council Portal Mini Program
- Official website: bmfw.www.gov.cn/hsjcjgcx/index.html
(2) List of medical testing institutions in Macao:
- To shorten the time for the clearance process, the Government suggests that travelers should upload a valid negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result to the electronic health declaration system of the Department of Health (DH) through the "code conversion" function on "Yuekang Code" or "Macao Health Code", and complete and submit the health declaration before arriving at the boundary control point.
- A Come2hk "Green" QR code will be issued to those who have fulfilled all the specified conditions. Persons without a green QR code (such as pink) may be subject to compulsory quarantine arrangements after arriving in Hong Kong; in these cases, persons should bring a paper report of their negative nucleic acid test result and present it for inspection at the boundary control point.
- Travelers who have been exempted from compulsory quarantine upon their arrival in Hong Kong must undergo compulsory nucleic acid tests on the 3rd, 5th, 9th, 12th, 16th and 19th day following their arrival in Hong Kong (if they are still in Hong Kong) and the test to be taken on the 19th day must be conducted at a Community Testing Centre.
Code conversion user guides:
- Steps to complete the health declaration of DH through "Yuekang Code": www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Come2hk_Code_Conversion_GD_en.pdf
- Steps to complete the health declaration of DH through "Macao Health Code": www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Come2hk_Code_Conversion_MO_en.pdf
Persons travelling to Hong Kong under this Scheme are still subject to the prevailing quarantine arrangements of Guangdong Province or Macao when they subsequently return to the two places.
Details of the Come2hk Scheme
Hotline: 3142 2330
Image Source: The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region