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UK travel restrictions from Hong Kong

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Moderate restrictions

for travel from Hong Kong
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UK quarantine details

UK is moderate restrictions for travel. Quarantine is required on arrival to UK and when returining back to Hong Kong quarantine is required.Most visitors from UK need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Hong Kong.Get travel restrictions, quarantine and entry requirements for UK from Hong Kong.
🚫 Destination Quarantine required
🚫 Return Quarantine required
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UK travel restrictions from Hong Kong

International travel to the United Kingdom is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.
Different requirements may be in effect if traveling to Northern Ireland, Scotland, or Wales.

Open with conditions

If another country has been visited in the previous 10 days that is on the 'red list', travelers will not be allowed to enter. There are exemptions for nationals and residents of the United Kingdom and Ireland who must follow further quarantine and testing requirements, regardless of vaccination status.
Full details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-list-of-countries-and-territories

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in the departure country, or other selected countries, are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a PCR test to be administered on or before day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

Quarantine required

Unvaccinated travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-quarantine early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for a further 10 days.
Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england#test-providers-and-type-of-test

Testing on arrival

Unvaccinated travelers are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during the self-quaratine, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'. This booked test must be a PCR test and administered after arrival, on or before day 2. Self-isolation is required until a negative test result is confirmed.
Proof of booking is a mandatory requirement for travelers, regardless of the duration of their stay, but the tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in the United Kingdom on the test dates.
Tests can be booked directly at https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/ or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider

Additional documents required

An online passenger locator form must be completed 48 hours before departure. - Passenger locator form
For more details United Kingdom Government

Government measures

Throughout England, most restrictions have been lifted and people are advised to use their own personal judgment to manage their own risk. For further information on official guidelines for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and specific regions of England, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

Use of masks

Face masks are required in shops, transport hubs, and on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open open as usual without limits to capacity or group size.

Bars

Bars are open open as usual without limits to capacity or group size.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs are open as usual without limits to capacity or group size.

Shops

Shops are open as usual but may set their own safety measures, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing measures.

On return

Vaccination required

Residents who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are permitted to travel. The vaccine must be considered a 'recognized vaccination record' for exemptions to apply.
Residents who were only able to receive one dose of an approved vaccine due to health reasons may also be permitted to travel if certified by a medical practitioner.
Full information on accepted vaccines and certificates can be found at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html#Vaccination

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to quarantine for 21 days on arrival at a designated quarantine hotel. The booking confirmation, written in Chinese or English, will be requested before departure. 6 COVID-19 tests will be administered during this period. Travelers are not allowed to leave their hotel rooms.
After exiting quarantine, arrivals must continue to self-monitor for 7 days and undergo further COVID-19 testing on day 26 after arrival at a Community Testing Center.
The list of designated quarantine hotels can be found at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours prior, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in Chinese or English.

Testing on arrival

A rapid COVID-19 test will be administered on arrival and travelers must stay in the designated waiting area until the result is confirmed. If a negative result is confirmed, travelers must proceed to their designated quarantine location. If a positive result is received, travelers must follow the instructions of health officials.
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