CROSSING BORDER FROM CHINA DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Visa Arrangements

Crossing border from China to Hong Kong is NOT the same anymore. Since the COVID-19 widely spread in early 2020. Traffic ban and border closed are imposed between cities and countries. However, travel between China and Hong Kong is really hard to avoid. You may have your own reasons to cross the border. For instance, family issues or business needs. 

What you have to do when returning Hong Kong from China Border? 

Apply for “Return2hk” Scheme

Hong Kong has launched “Return2hk” scheme allows Hong Kong Residents returning from China without being subject to 14 days compulsory quarantine. 

Who is eligible?

  1. Hong Kong residents who are aged 18 or above and holding a valid Hong Kong Identity Card.
  2. Hong Kong residents aged under 18 have to apply with a parent or guardian.
  3. Stayed in Mainland China for at least 14 days before return to Hong Kong. And the place does not state as a compulsory quarantine location.
  4. A 72 hours negative COVID-19 Test Report from authorized government hospitals or testing authorities.

How to apply?

You can simply apply Return2HK scheme online. Register your application via website:  https://www.quotabooking.gov.hk/cbt_booking/index_hk.jsp

Return2HK have totally 5000 quotas per day. 3000 quotas for Shenzhen Bay Control Port & 2000 quotas for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao. You must reserve a quota when returning to Hong Kong. 

Arrangement for taking COVID-19 Test

You have to present the proof of a valid negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result upon arrival in Hong Kong. Importantly, you have to take the COVID test in a mutually recognized medical institutes. For example, you have your sample taking on 21 Oct 2021, then your result will ready on next 24 hours. And then you can return Hong Kong any days before 24 Oct 2021. 

For further information, please contact us.

You may want to read: HOW TO EXTEND MY VISITOR VISA IN HONG KONG DURING COVID-19

 

 

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