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Hong Kong residents in the US who need assistance can contact the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Washington, DC by email at hketo@hketowashington.gov.hk or by phone at (202) 331-8947. For urgent assistance outside office hours, Hong Kong residents abroad can call the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit 24-hour hotline at (852) 1868. In the event that Hong Kong residents who need assistance are not able to call the hotline due to the service settings of their telecommunication services operators or other reasons, they may try adding “0000” after entering “1868”.
 

Hong Kong residents in the US who need assistance can contact the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Washington, DC by email at hketo@hketowashington.gov.hk or by phone at (202) 331-8947. For urgent assistance outside office hours, Hong Kong residents abroad can call the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit 24-hour hotline at (852) 1868. In the event that Hong Kong residents who need assistance are not able to call the hotline due to the service settings of their telecommunication services operators or other reasons, they may try adding “0000” after entering “1868”.


   
Entry requirement to Hong Kong from the US

Currently, only Hong Kong residents are allowed to enter Hong Kong from the US. Before boarding the flight, travelers from the US are required to present a negative result proof of a polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19, either in English or Chinese, conducted within 72 hours before the scheduled time of flight departure. They are also required to present a documentary proof in English to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is recognized/ approved/ ISO15189 accredited. Recognized laboratories in the US may be located via the database websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or https://qcor.cms.gov/main.jsp (please click on “CLIA Laboratory Lookup” in the left-hand column). The print out the relevant record from the database can serve as a documentary proof.

Inbound travelers from the US also need to have confirmation in English or Chinese of room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel for not less than 21 nights (for unvaccinated travelers) or 14 nights (for fully vaccinated travelers) starting on the day of their arrival in Hong Kong. People are considered fully vaccinated if they have received the necessary doses as stipulated in guidelines of a COVID-19 vaccination course 14 days prior to their arrival at Hong Kong. All World Health Organization/National Medical Products Administration/Hong Kong-recognized vaccines are accepted. Details here.

Entry requirement to Hong Kong from the US

   
Experience Hong Kong’s arts and culture scene from the comfort of your home

Through a newly created webpage, we hope to bring you some of Hong Kong’s best and diverse arts and cultural programs for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. We will showcase Hong Kong's vibrant arts and cultural scene though webinar discussions, performances, art exhibitions and many other collaborations. Details here.

Experience Hong Kong’s arts and culture scene from the comfort of your home
   
Two Hong Kong intangible cultural heritage items recognized

Two intangible cultural heritage (ICH) items from Hong Kong, the Tin Hau Festival in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong cheongsam making technique, have been successfully inscribed onto the Fifth National List of ICH announced by the State Council earlier.   Details here.

Two Hong Kong intangible cultural heritage items recognized
   
Hong Kong fencer wins gold in Olympics

Hong Kong fencer Edgar Cheung wins the gold medal in the Men’s Foil Individual competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Details here.

 
Hong Kong wins gold in Olympics
   
Hong Kong swimmer wins second Olympic silver

Hong Kong swimmer Siobhan Haughey wins another Olympic silver in Women’s 100m Freestyle after an earlier silver medal in Women’s 200m Freestyle.  She becomes the first Hong Kong athlete to clinch two medals at the same Olympic Games. Details here.

Hong Kong swimmer wins second Olympic silver
   
Hong Kong's position remains resilient: FS

Financial Secretary Paul Chan said although Hong Kong has experienced severe challenges of social unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic in the past two years, its financial market has remained stable, orderly and vibrant, seeing active trading in stock market and has thriving initial public offering (IPO) activities. Hong Kong's banking system also continues to operate smoothly as always. Details here.

 

Hong Kong's position remains resilient: FS
   
Talent Admission

With a vibrant cosmopolitan lifestyle and abundant opportunities for career advancement, Hong Kong offers attractive prospects for professionals and experts from around the world. Various talent admission schemes such as the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme and the Talent List are in place to attract talents and drive Hong Kong’s development as a high value-added and diversified economy.


Talent Admission
   

Hong Kong Tourism Board

Summer Itineraries in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Tourism Board created a series of videos under their “360 Hong Kong Moments” theme featuring summer itineraries at Shing Mun Reservoir, Peng Chau, Sai Kung and Stanley.  Click here to find out more. Enjoy!

Summer Itineraries in Hong Kong
   
Doctor registration pathway mooted

The Medical Registration (Amendment) Bill 2021 was introduced to the Legislative Council on Jun 2 to create a new pathway for qualified overseas-trained Hong Kong doctors to return and practice in the city. Under the Bill, a Hong Kong permanent resident possessing a recognized medical qualification as well as medical registration in the place where they obtain the recognized medical qualifications will be eligible for special registration in Hong Kong, provided that they have a full-time job offer as a medical practitioner from any of the public healthcare institutions, with good character and professional conduct. Details here.

Doctor registration pathway mooted
   
Job opportunities in Greater Bay Area

Overseas Hong Kong students who graduated between 2019 and 2021 are eligible to apply for the Greater Bay Area (GBA) Youth Employment Scheme. The program encourages young graduates to leverage opportunities for career advancement in the GBA. Graduates who are employed under this program will receive a monthly salary of US$2,307 or above. Graduates employed in general positions are required to work in GBA Mainland cities for 18 months while those employed in I&T positions are required to work in Hong Kong or GBA Mainland cities for about 6 to 12 months each. More details here. More details here.

Job opportunities in Greater Bay Area
   
Monthly updates on Hong Kong

The e-Circle provides a monthly roundup of news and the latest developments in Hong Kong. The latest issue (June) is now available online.

Monthly updates on Hong Kong
   

Previous updates 

 

 


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