In light of the global COVID-19 situation, the Hong Kong Government has strengthened the health quarantine arrangements on travelers returning to Hong Kong. A summary of travelers to Hong Kong, regardless of whether they are Hong Kong residents, who are required to undergo a 14-day compulsory quarantine upon entering Hong Kong is as follows:

Compulsory quarantine at quarantine centre Compulsory home quarantine
As at 16 March 2020
  • Mainland China (subject to limited exemptions e.g. cross-boundary drivers and aircrew)
  • Iran
  • Italy: Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions of Italy
  • South Korea: Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do
As at 16 March 2020
  • France: Bourgogne- Franche-Comte and Grand-est
  • Germany: North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • Japan: Hokkaido
  • Italy (except Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions)
  • Spain: La Rioja, Madrid and Pais Vasco

Effective from 17 March 2020 (in addition to the above)

  • South Korea (except Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do)
  • Schengen Area in Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy (except Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions), Latvia, Principality of Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland

Effective from 19 March 2020 (in addition to the above)

  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Egypt

Individuals who are subject to compulsory home quarantine are required to stay at home at all times during the 14-day period. The Government will ensure that these individuals stay at homes by spot checks and telephone calls.

Currently, there is no restrictions on individuals who live in the same household with those who are subject to compulsory quarantine and they are allowed to leave the household freely. They are however recommended to measure their body temperature daily and report any symptoms of COVID-19 to the hotline provided by the Health Department.

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