HK resumes Return2hk scheme
Thanks to the stabilised COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong, Macau, and Mainland China.
The Hong Kong Government has announced the resumption of the Return2hk scheme for people returning from Mainland areas other than Guangdong Province and Macau from 8 September.
Hong Kong residents staying in Chinese provinces and municipalities other than Guangdong and Macau, upon fulfilment of all specified conditions under Return2hk, could be exempted from the 14-day compulsory quarantine requirement when returning to Hong Kong.
Residents must apply for a quota through an online system and return to Hong Kong on the date and via the boundary control point specified in the booking. There are also 3,000-person daily quotas for residents returning via the Shenzhen Bay Control Point, 2,000 for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port, and 1,000 for Hong Kong International Airport.
Residents returning through the airport should, aside from bringing identification, take a COVID-19 test at the temporary specimen collection centre and wait for the result. Meanwhile, people returning to HK via the two land ports must have a negative RT-PCR test in one of the medical institutions mutually recognised by Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau upon arrival in Hong Kong or within three days before.
Residents should send the negative test result to the Department of Health’s electronic health declaration system through the Yuekang code or Macao Health Code and submit the electronic health declaration form. A Return2HK green QR code will be issued to those who have fulfilled all specified conditions. However, they must still undergo testing on the third, fifth, ninth, 12th, 16th, and 19th days following their arrival in Hong Kong.