*Travel requirements can change suddenly. Please follow this space for updated information sources on current requirements for entry to Hong Kong, entry to Australia and exit requirements from Australia.

Latest updates - 4 October 2021

Note: The latest amendments are in red. 

Travel to Hong Kong

Under the Return2hk Scheme Hong Kong residents in Guangdong Province are allowed to come to Hong Kong without being subject to compulsory quarantine upon fulfilment of the specified conditions. Details available here.

Under the Come2hk Scheme non-Hong Kong residents in Guangdong Province are allowed to come to Hong Kong without being subject to compulsory quarantine upon fulfilment of the specified conditions. Details available here.

Arrivals from Macau - In light of the latest pandemic situation in Macao, all arrivals in Hong Kong from Macao will not be exempted from compulsory quarantine under the Return2hk Scheme or Come2hk Scheme from September 25, 2021 at 10.00 pm. According to the arrangement concerned, persons who have stayed in Macao on the day of arrival in Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day will not be exempted from compulsory quarantine upon arrival. Instead, they will be subject to 14-day compulsory quarantine at home if they have not been fully vaccinated; and to 7-day compulsory quarantine at home for those who have been fully vaccinated. All arrivals from Macao have to undergo tests at prescribed times under the established requirement. Please refer to relevant press release: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202109/25/P2021092500632.htm

Hong Kong's latest quarantine arrangements for travellers from Australia will be effective from 20 August.

Australia has been moved onto the Hong Kong Government's list of ‘medium risk places’ (Group B specified places). 

­čôŹFully vaccinated travellers (resident or non-resident) aged 12 and above can quarantine for the reduced period of 14 days.
­čôŹUnvaccinated residents will be required to undertake 21 days of compulsory quarantine.
­čôŹUnvaccinated non-residents will not be permitted entry into Hong Kong.

You'll also need to complete a further seven days of self-monitoring and will need to take a number of compulsory COVID-19 tests. You must provide a valid negative COVID-19 (nucleic acid) test issued within 72 hours before your departure flight.

There are government mandated hotels for compulsory quarantine. The participating hotels are scheduled for approximately 3 months. The latest listing of hotels is available here.

Travel to Australia

Travel for vaccinated Australians

Fully vaccinated Australians will soon be eligible for international travel without first seeking an exemption.

The government has announced that Australian citizens or permanent residents aged 12 and over who have received two doses of a recognised vaccine will be able to travel without needing an exemption. This could start sometime in November but there will be more information provided soon.

Children under 12 and those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons will also be able to travel overseas without an exemption.

Australian citizens and permanent residents who do not meet the eligibility requirements must continue to follow the current border processes when leaving Australia or coming to Australia.

Returning to Australia

Australian citizens and permanent residents who are fully vaccinated with an Australian Government recognised vaccine, or under the age of 12, may be eligible for reduced quarantine arrangements when you return to Australia. You will need to demonstrate your vaccination status at check-in when travelling to Australia.


States and Territories are responsible for determining, and managing, reduced quarantine arrangements for vaccinated Australians and permanent residents. This may involve home quarantine for a reduced period of time. You must check with the State or Territory that you are returning to for their quarantine arrangements.

Important Resources - Hong Kong:

Book a COVID-19 test:

COVID-19 Vaccination:

Government notices and information:

Other useful links:

DOWNLOAD: Fact Sheet | Hong Kong Business Support Measures

DOWNLOAD: Booklet | Hong Kong Business Support Measures

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DOWNLOAD: Letter to the Expatriate Community from Centre for Health Protection Department of Health  




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