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COVID-19 - Situation in Germany and Hong Kong

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21.11.2022 - Article

Important updates regarding COVID-19 in Germany and Hong Kong

Lifting of entry restrictions to Germany

 Since 11 June 2022, all COVID-19 entry restrictions to Germany have been lifted (this does not apply to residents of the People's Republic of China). There are no restrictions for Hong Kong residents. 

Proof of vaccination, proof of recovery (from COVID-19) or proof of testing is no longer required to enter Germany.

Travel to Hong Kong

As of September 26, 2022, 6:00 h local time, a PCR test is no longer required for entry into Hong Kong. In addition, the hotel quarantine will no longer apply.

The following entry requirements must be observed:

· Non Hong Kong residents must be fully vaccinated upon entry. Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age may only enter the country together with a vaccinated accompanying person. Children over 12 years of age must be vaccinated to be allowed entry. The EU Digital COVID Certificate is recognized by Hong Kong authorities.

· Travelers are required to register online in advance. (“Health and Quarantine Information Declaration” from the Department of Health). Upon successful registration, a QR code is generated, which must be presented at the check-in at the airport. The QR code is valid for 96 hours.

· Travelers must present a negative rapid test (“RAT”) at check-in, which must not be older than 24 hours.

· Upon arrival at the airport, travelers will undergo a PCR test and be allowed to go home or to a hotel via any kind of transport before results are released.

· After entry, the new arrangement “0+3” applies, i.e. during the first three days am amber code appears on the Vaccine Pass or on the “LeaveHomeSafe”-APP.  You can download the App already in Germany. After arrival you are allowed to move freely, but you cannot enter places for which the use of the “LeaveHomeSafe”-APP is required. If the PCR test is negative on day 2, the color switches from amber to blue at 09:00 on day 3, so no restrictions on movement apply anymore.

·  On day 2 after entry, a PCR test must be done in a community test center, the day of arrival is considered day 0. On day 1 to day 2, travelers must do a rapid test (“RAT”) on their own. If one of the tests is positive, the isolation and discharge criteria will be the same as those for local cases. The earliest possible end of isolation is on the seventh day, after two negative rapid tests on the sixth and seventh day. More information is available on the government website

Transit in Hong Kong

Transit for passengers  from airports in Mainland China and international places is possible. Layover time of transit passengers at Hong Kong International Airport must be within 24 Hours.

Transit services to destinations in Mainland China remain unavailable at Hong Kong International Airport.

 

Please read the recent entry regulations of the Hong Kong government: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html

Further useful information you may find here:
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

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