Hong Kong Lifts PCR Test Requirement Upon Arrival

January 6, 2022 – Travel to Hong Kong is almost back to normal.

The Hong Kong Tourism Board on Thursday announced that inbound travel requirements, including all mandatory PCR test requirements upon arrival in Hong Kong, have been lifted. The destination will also no longer require Vaccine Passes, which allowed access to specified premises in the city.

Travelers still need to present a negative PCR test within 48 of travel or a negative rapid antigen test within 24 hours of travel. Still, most other requirements, which have hampered Hong Kong’s travel recovery, have now been lifted.

Hong Kong has had one of the stricter, and longest-lasting, set of protocols for international travel. Up until September 2022, inbound travelers to Hong Kong were forced to undergo three days of mandatory hotel quarantine upon arrival. After that requirement was lifted, travelers will only have to undergo three days of self-monitoring post-arrival, along with an antigen test 24 hours before they boarded their flight.