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.

Taiwan model sentenced for 2 months for working illegally in Hong Kong

  • April 8,2016
  • Hong Kong authorities have sentenced Taiwanese model Cindy to two months behind bars for working illegally. Cindy, whose real name is Tang Tzu-han, had appeared in the early episodes of variety show "Blackie's Teenage Club" and went on to a career in sensual photography.

    A court in Hong Kong's Sha Tin District has sentenced Tang to two months in prison for working in Hong Kong without a permit.

    It is reported that Tang, 32, arrived in Hong Kong on April 1 for a three-day photo shoot. At 7 p.m. the same day, Tang and another Japanese model Tomomi attended an event held by a Hong Kong photography association in a hotel room.

    They were apprehended by an undercover border official and sent to authorities for questioning.

    According to Hong Kong media, Tang had expected payment of NT$8,000 for participating in the event.

    As per the law, entering Hong Kong to work without a permit is subject to a fine of up to HKD$50,000 (NT$209,000) and up to two years behind bars.

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