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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 test report, in English or Chinese, showing a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test administered within 72 hours of the scheduled time of departure. They are required to present 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 website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/clia/LabSearch.html or
https://qcor.cms.gov/main.jsp (please click on “CLIA Laboratory Lookup” in the left-hand column) and print out the relevant record from the database. A relevant letter issued by the New York State Department of Health is attached for reference.

Upon arrival, inbound travelers from the US are required to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel. Effective May 12, the compulsory quarantine period for fully vaccinated travelers will be adjusted to 14 days. Subsequently, they are required to self-monitor for seven days and undergo compulsory testing on the 16th and 19th day of their arrival at Hong Kong. Fully vaccinated persons means persons who 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
   
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 (May) is now available online.

Monthly updates on Hong Kong
   

Previous updates and activities

 

 


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