Latest Health Declaration System to Begin Trial Use on July 28
by: The Beat Asia
July 25, 2022
The government has announced an updated version of the official electronic health declaration system, which is due to begin its trial run starting midnight of July 28, according to a new press release. The upgrade aims to improve the arrival and inbound quarantine process to reduce waiting during peak travel periods.
Inbound travellers to Hong Kong will be required to enter their details on the Health & Quarantine Information Declaration before going through arrivals and check-in, upon which they will receive a generated QR code for download. The code is available for 96 hours and can be submitted for check-in as early as 72 hours before arrival to Hong Kong.
Other information required for inbound travellers also include proof of vaccination and reservation reference for a designated quarantine hotel. The supporting information will be corroborated with the details provided via QR code, which can be presented for verification during quarantine, test-and-hold, and closed-loop transportation procedures.
The trial phase is expected to last until August, and the system update will be evaluated and streamlined to help gradually digitise pre-boarding procedures. For more details on Hong Kong’s official travel requirements, click here.
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