Hong Kong Immigration - Latest News

Latest news from HK Immigration includes:


  •   Due to coronavirus epidemic globally, Hong Kong has launched a red alert for travellers from all countries.
       All travellers arriving in Hong Kong must undergo a 14-day home quarantine or medical surveillance.
       People heading to the mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan will not be affected the travel alert. Earlier already a 14-day mandatory quarantine has been imposed to people returning to HK home from mainland China.
       The advice for all Hong Kong citizens is not to plan travelling abroad for business or leisure, unless it is absolutely necessary.

Starting at 00h00 on 25th March 2020, all non Hong Kong residents will not be permitted to enter Hong Kong during the next 14 days.


  • All non-HK residents arriving via flights (i.e. the HK International Airport) will not be permitted to enter Hong Kong.
    All non-HK residents coming from Mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan will not be permitted to enter Hong Kong, if they had been to other countries in the past 14 days.
    No transit services via the Hong Kong International airport will be available.
    All HK residents and non-HK residents coming from Macau, or Taiwan will have to undergo quarantine.

Appointment of Director of Immigration

  • March 21, 2011
  • The State Council has, on the nomination and recommendation of Chief Executive Donald Tsang, approved the appointment of Deputy Director of Immigration Chan Kwok-ki as Director from March 28.

    He will succeed Simon Peh who is retiring after 33 years' government service. Mr Tsang said Mr Chan has served in the Immigration Department for 28 years and has extensive knowledge and experience in its operations and management.

    Mr Chan has made great efforts in enhancing the efficiency and professionalism of the department. I am confident he will lead the Immigration Department in meeting the challenges ahead.

    Speaking on the retirement of Mr Peh, Mr Tsang said: “Since taking up the appointment as Director of Immigration in April 2008, Mr Peh has put in commendable efforts in ensuring effective immigration control and enforcement of immigration laws, leading the Immigration Department to become one of the most efficient and effective immigration services in the world. We sincerely wish Mr Peh a happy retirement.”
    Mr Chan, 52, joined the department as an Assistant Immigration Officer in October 1982. He was appointed Assistant Director in April 2007 and Deputy Director in September 2009.

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