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.

Extension of e-Channel service to Mainland

  • March 22, 2012
  • The Immigration Department announced today (March 22) that it will extend its Mainland frequent visitors e-Channel service to the Hong Kong International Airport control point with effect from next Monday (March 26).

    A spokesperson for the Immigration Department said Mainland frequent visitors who have successfully enrolled with the department will be able to use e-Channels for immigration clearance at the Hong Kong International Airport control point. Currently, Mainland frequent visitors can use e-Channels at the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line, Lo Wu, Shenzhen Bay, China Ferry Terminal and Macau Ferry Terminal control points. The arrival and departure halls of the Hong Kong International Airport control point will be equipped with six and four e-Channels respectively for enrolled Mainland frequent visitors.

    The e-Channel service is available to Mainland frequent visitors who have successfully enrolled. The enrolment offices are located at the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line, Lo Wu, Shenzhen Bay, China Ferry Terminal, Macau Ferry Terminal and Hong Kong International Airport control points. Enrolment is free of charge.

    Macao permanent residents who have successfully enrolled with the department will also be able to enjoy the e-Channel service at the Airport control point starting from March 26.

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