Hong Kong Extends Ban on Non-Resident Arrivals and Transit Indefinitely

The Hong Kong government has extended, until
further notice, the entry restriction on non-residents coming from
overseas countries or regions by plane, as well as those having
been to overseas countries or regions in the past 14 days
preceding arrival at Hong Kong.

All transit services at the Hong Kong
International Airport will also continue to be suspended until
further notice.

In order to prevent imported cases of COVID19:

• All non-Hong
Kong residents coming from overseas countries and regions by plane
will be denied entry to Hong Kong;

• Non-Hong Kong residents
coming from the Mainland, Macao and Taiwan will be denied entry to
Hong Kong if they have been to any overseas countries and regions
in the past 14 days;


• All transit services at Hong Kong
International Airport have been suspended; and

• All travellers
coming from Macao and Taiwan, including Hong Kong and non-Hong
Kong residents, will be subject to a 14-day compulsory quarantine,
which is the same as the arrangements for people entering Hong
Kong from the Mainland.

The entry
restriction and suspension of transit services at the airport were
scheduled to end today, 7
April 2020, but have now been extended until further notice.

Certain exemptions remain, including:

• Crew members of aircraft who need
to commute to and from foreign places for performance of necessary
duties or crew members of goods vessels;

• Government officials
carrying out government duties including personnel of consular
posts;

• Personnel engaged in anti-epidemic work endorsed by
the HKSAR Government; and

• Spouses and minor children of Hong
Kong residents.

On 5 April, there were only 813 passenger
arrivals via the airport, a drop of nearly 82% as compared
with the number before the implementation of the above measures on
24 March. Amongst them, only seven arrivals were non-Hong Kong
residents.

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