【COVID-19 Test Report For Travel】Countries entry requirements or restrictions you need to know

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Several countries have tightened the testing and entry restrictions on travellers from Hong Kong due to the increasing Covid-19 cases recently. Before planning your trip, please make sure to check the latest testing entry requirements of your destination, booking your COVID-19 PCR test and bring along sufficient anti-epidemic items.

Find out which restrictions apply to the country you plan to visit.Before departing, please pay attention to the latest relevant inbound control arrangements from each country.

 

The  latest testing entry requirements from selected countries

You should check the latest entry requirements of your destination to obtain the appropriate pre-departure HK test report for travel. Some of the entry requirements are listed in the table below

Destination

PCR Test Requirement*

Mainland China

No Requirement

Singapore

No Requirement

Malaysia

No Requirement

French

Negative PCR test result within 48 hours

Japan

Negative PCR test result within 48 hours (Who have not received the full 3 doses)

South Korea

No Requirement

India

Negative PCR test result within 72 hours

Australia

No Requirement

Germany

No Requirement

U.S.

No Requirement

Canada

Negative PCR test result within 48 hours

 

Australia – Entry Requirements

Travelers from Hong Kong are no longer required to present a negative test result prior to entry.

Canada – Entry Requirements

Starting from 5 Jan 2023, all travellers aged 2 or above arriving in Canada from China, Hong Kong and Macao are required to provide a negative test result by undertaking a COVID-19 PCR test or a Rapid Antigen Test (monitored by a telehealth service or an accredited laboratory or testing provider) no more than 2 days before departure. These temporary measures are in place for 30 days.

French – Entry Requirements

Starting from 5 Jan 2023, all travellers aged 2 or above arriving in Canada from China, Hong Kong and Macao are required to provide a negative test result by undertaking a COVID-19 PCR test or a Rapid Antigen Test (monitored by a telehealth service or an accredited laboratory or testing provider) no more than 2 days before departure. These temporary measures are in place until 31 Jan 2023.

China – Entry Requirements

Travelers from Hong Kong are no longer required to present a negative test result prior to entry.

India – Entry Requirements

All travellers arriving in India from China, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand and Japan by flight are required to provide a negative test result by undertaking a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours prior to the scheduled departure.

Japan – Entry Requirements

Hongkongers without full vaccination (with recognized vaccine) are required to provide a negative test result by undertaking a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours prior to the scheduled departure.

South Korea – Entry Requirements

Travelers from Hong Kong are no longer required to present a negative test result prior to entry.

 

(Updates as of Mar 4, 2023)

Disclaimer: The travel restrictions or COVID-19 nucleic acid testing regulations of various countries/regions will change at any time. It is recommended that you check with the relevant local government departments or airlines for the latest entry requirements and reserve sufficient time before testing. Time to conduct testing and obtain results to meet entry requirements at transit airports or destinations. 

COVID-19 Diagnostic Technical requirements for PCR test

Different countries or regions have different diagnostic techniques requirement for COVID-19. It is recommended that you understood the outbound travel requirement before the test, and inform us the your travel destination to ensure that the test results meet the entry requirements of the destination.

Currently, the most recognized and commonly used COVID-19 virus detection technology is RT-PCR, such as the detection technology commonly used in the following regions:

UK: RT-PCR
Japan: RT-PCR, LAMP or antigen test CLEIA
US: RT-PCR or NAAT or viral antigen test
Taiwan: PCR, RT-PCR, RT-qPCR, NAAT, LAMP
Canada: PCR or LAMP testing

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  • Tester travel document
  • Sampling method
  • Sampling / Specimen method
  • Sampling collection date and time
  • Test results
  • Medical Institution signature with contact information

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What is RT-PCR nucleic acid test?

The full name of RT-PCR is “Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction”, which detects the  genetic material (nucleic acids) of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes new coronary pneumonia. Samples can be collected by “deep throat saliva”, “nasal swab” or “combined nasal and throat swabs”.

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