Transfer/transit services at Hong Kong
International Airport (HKIA) for passengers from airports in
Mainland China will resume with effect from 15 August 2020 until
15 October 2020.
However, transfer/transit services to destinations
in Mainland China remain unavailable at HKIA.
The enhanced measures at HKIA introduced upon
resumption of transfer/transit services starting 1 June 2020
remain effective and applicable to all origins and destinations,
including the requirement that transfer/transit flights operated
by different airline groups must be booked under the same air
ticket, and that passengers are checked through with both boarding
passes printed and baggage tagged-through to final destination. The layover time of the transfer/transit passengers at HKIA must
be within 24 hours. Passengers should also confirm in advance that
they are able to enter the final destination.
With regards to specific entry and health-related
regulations imposed by other jurisdictions, airlines must ensure
that, before boarding, passengers meet the immigration and health
quarantine requirements of their final destinations, and comply
with the transfer/transit requirements at HKIA, in order to avoid
passengers being stranded at HKIA.
Hong Kong's Airport Authority has implemented a host of enhanced health measures at HKIA,
All passengers, including departing, arriving and
transfer/transit passengers, as well as airport staff are required
to wear facemasks at all times at HKIA;
All transfer/transit and arriving passengers must
undergo body temperature screening upon arrival;
To further minimise the risk of transmission and
contact, transfer/transit passengers will be given stickers at
transfer points for identification purpose and they are requested
to go directly to the boarding gates for their connecting flights
immediately. Designated seating area at each boarding gate and
designated dining areas are set up for transfer/transit
Frontline airport staff will maintain appropriate
social distancing from passengers.
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