HKSAR Government recently announced the extension of "Return2hk Scheme". Starting from 29 April 2021 (Thursday), Hong Kong residents who have not been to places other than Hong Kong, the Mainland or Macao, or any places in the Mainland which are designated as "medium-risk" and "high-risk" in the past 14 days, could be exempted from the 14-day compulsory quarantine requirement when they return to Hong Kong.
The highlights of the Return2hk Scheme are as follows:
- a quota arrangement will be enforced on Shenzhen Bay Port and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge with a daily quota of 3000 and 2000 respectively, and a daily quota of 1000 for the Hong Kong International Airport;
- Hong Kong residents who wish to return to Hong Kong should apply for a quota using the Return2hk Scheme online booking system;
- the applicant is required to provide his/her Hong Kong Identity Card number and to specify the date and the boundary control point to be used for the return; and
- quotas are administered on a first-come-first-served basis.
For enquiries, please dial the hotline of the Return2hk Scheme (Tel: 3142 2330).
For details, please see:
"COVID-19 Thematic Website"
Return2hk Scheme - Online Booking System
Exemption Arrangement under the "Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C)"
The Trade and Industry Department (TID) now accepts online applications for exemption from compulsory quarantine by Hong Kong enterprises with manufacturing operations in the Mainland. The following two category of persons may apply for exemption via TID:
(1) Personnel of companies engaged in manufacturing goods for supply to Hong Kong for its normal operation or for the daily needs of the people of Hong Kong:
- either the owner of a company with factory/factoriesin the Mainland which are engaged in manufacturing goods for supply to Hong Kong for its normal operation or for the daily needs of the people of Hong Kong, and up to one personnel employed and so authorized by the company; or
- up to two personnel employed and so authorized by such a company as described in (a)
(2) Personnel of Hong Kong enterprises with manufacturing operations in the Mainland:
- either the owner of an enterprise with a valid business registration certificate issued under the Business Registration Ordinance (Cap. 310) and with manufacturing operations in the Mainland, and up to one personnel employed and so authorised by the enterprise; or
- up to two personnels employed and so authorised by such an enterprise as described in (a)
Online application: https://www.tid.gov.hk/exem/formUpload.do?lang=en