Travel to Hong Kong, SAR of China
Travelling has changed, and you may need to do a little more planning and preparation before take-off. Ensure you check and comply with all airline and government travel requirements before arriving at the airport.
Last updated: 22 May 2023
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Before booking and before departure, ensure you check the latest Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative RegionOpens external site in a new window and AustralianOpens external site government conditions for travel, which may include mandatory travel and health declarations, vaccinations, use of face masks, and immigration and entry requirements (which may include renewing your passport, or applying for a visa), or you could be denied entry. This information is subject to change and we recommend you check these websites frequently for any updates.
Some countries have restrictions around transiting. If you're transiting via another country or onto another international flight, ensure you check the requirements of your transiting and destination country to ensure their Government allows you to transit.
If your itinerary includes travel with another airline, or Qantas codeshare flights which are operated by another airline on their aircraft, you'll need to contact them directly to understand and meet their requirements.
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative RegionOpens external site in a new window has announced all pre-departure requirement for travel to Hong Kong have been removed.
You must ensure you comply with all other requirements for travel to Hong Kong.
Travel to Mainland China
If you're transiting at Hong Kong International airport with a connecting flight to Mainland China, you'll need to comply with China's State Council's entry requirements, which include:
- all passengers aged three and above, must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 RAT or PCR test result, taken no more than 48 hours before departure, and
- a completed Health Declaration form and present the confirmation QR code on departure. The form can be completed online, on the Wechat mini-program of China Customs, or via the China Customs app.
For more information, visit the Embassy of the People's Republic of ChinaOpens external site in a new window.
Travel to other destinations
If you're transiting at Hong Kong International airport with a connecting flight to another destination, you don't need to have pre-departure test or provide evidence of vaccination.
However, you're required to meet the entry requirements of all countries that you're travelling to and transiting through.
For more information on country entry requirements, visit Travel Ready.
Keep up to date with the latest requirements
It’s important to continue to check the relevant government websites for the latest travel requirements, as these may change closer to your departure date and more information may become available.
Inflight and airport services
Find out about any changes to your airport and inflight experience.
See inflight and airport services for more information.