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What you need to know before travelling to the USA from Hong Kong during COVID-19

The latest on quarantine status, COVID-19 vaccine and test requirements and local restrictions for Hong Kongers travelling to United States of America.

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With 50 states spanning from sunny California to inspired New York, Hong Kongers can find the perfect holiday effortlessly in the US.

Keep reading to find out exactly who can enter the US from Hong Kong, what’s open in the US as well as permit, testing and quarantine requirements.

Can I travel from Hong Kong to United States?

Permanent residents and citizens of the US are able to return home from Hong Kong. Otherwise, Hong Kongers travelling to the US after being in Australia, Chile, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Canada are able to head to the US without the need for a special permission when travelling via air (current visa and ESTA visa waivers still apply).

If you’re Hong Konger, but have been outside of the above countries, you may still qualify for an exemption to enter the country.

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Which entry points in United States are open to travellers from Hong Kong?

United States has multiple points of entry, and the following are accepting international travellers from Hong Kong:
  • Open Borders: None

As a traveller from Hong Kong, can I travel anywhere once I'm in United States?

Yes, once in United States, Hong Kongers are free to travel anywhere.

What's open in United States?

Slowly but surely, tourist attractions are opening up for Hong Konger travellers to visit.

Major tourist attractions that are open:

  • The Statue of Liberty: Open, booking in advance is recommended
  • Grand Canyon: Open
  • Walt Disney World Resort: Open, booking in advance is recommended
  • Yosemite National Park: Open
  • Empire State Building: Open
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Open
  • Universal Orlando Resort: Open, booking in advance is recommended

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  • Walking trails, parks and beaches: National parks and walking trails are opening up for Hong Konger tourists to visit, including Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Glacier National Park and Grand Canyon National Park. Beaches are open for tourists from Hong Kong and locals alike to visit
  • Shopping centres and stores: Visitors from Hong Kong can enjoy a plethora of shopping destinations open for business across the country. Masks are required in selected shops but Hong Kongers are advised to wear them when out in public at all times.
  • Restaurants, cafes and bars: Restaurants and cafes are open for Hong Konger visitors to enjoy. With limited spaces and updated floor plans due to COVID-19, we recommend people from Hong Kong travellers book a table in advance to ensure a spot is secured.

Can I cruise to or around United States?

At this point in time, Hong Kongers aren’t able to cruise to the US .

What are the entry requirements for United States coming from Hong Kong?

Do I need a permit to enter United States?

No, travellers from Hong Kong do not require a COVID-specific permit but standard visa requirements do apply.

Do I need proof I've had a vaccine to travel?

No, travellers from Hong Kong do not require a COVID-19 vaccination for entry.

Do I need proof I've had a negative test before departing United States?

All Hong Konger travellers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result, taken within three days of arrival, or proof that you overcame the virus within the last 90 days. Airlines will ask all passengers from Hong Kong to present this information before boarding.

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