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COVID-19 TRAVEL ADVICE - 9 August 2021

To combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Hong Kong has been implementing boarding, quarantine and testing arrangements for persons arriving in Hong Kong (including Hong Kong residents returning to Hong Kong) based on the epidemic situation in relevant overseas places.  The latest border control measures for inbound travellers to Hong Kong are as follows.

From 9 August 2021, Hong Kong residents, as well as fully vaccinated non-Hong Kong residents who have not stayed in specified high-risk places during the 21 days before the day of boarding for/arrival at Hong Kong, may enter Hong Kong, subject to the fulfillment of relevant boarding requirements and compliance with quarantine measures after arrival.  

The Hong Kong SAR Government has categorised the relevant specified places into different groups according to the relevant risk-based boarding and compulsory quarantine requirements. The categorisation of places and their corresponding boarding and quarantine requirements can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government's COVID-19 webpage

Accredited laboratories

You are advised to check whether the laboratories where you take a COVID-19 test for travel are accredited by the authorities of the country offering the test, as you will need to submit proof to the Hong Kong authorities that the laboratory where you have been tested is accredited.   The links to accredited laboratories provided below should be verified as they are subject to changes.

Please also check the website of the Consulate-General in Hong Kong of your country of departure.  Some Consulates-General in Hong Kong, including the French, Belgian and Turkish Consulates, provide updated lists of accredited laboratories on their websites, as well as a helpful letter/note verbale you can download attesting to this fact, which you can present to the Hong Kong authorities on arrival in Hong Kong.


Accredited laboratories:

Note verbale for Hong Kong authorities on certified laboratories:



Accredited laboratories: Comité Français d'Accréditation (Remark: It is important to check whether it is necessary to make an appointment)

You will find more information and a letter you can submit to the Hong Kong authorities on the website of the French Consultate-General in Hong Kong.



- Turkish Accreditation Agency for laboratories

Letter on Consulate's website



- Ministry of Health in Romania  


More information can be found on the following Hong Kong SAR Government pages:


Inbound travel (concise guide)