ENTRY INTO ITALY. ELIMINATION OF SELF-ISOLATION REQUIREMENT FOR VACCINATED PERSONS COMING FROM HONG KONG AND MACAO. (31 AUGUST 2021)
Starting from today August 31, travellers who have stayed in the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions in the last 14 days can enter Italy without undergoing self-isolation if they present the followings at boarding and on arrival in Italy in digital or paper format:
- a certification issued by the competent health authorities attesting that they have been vaccinated against Covid-19 with one of the vaccines recognised by the European Medicines Agency (currently Pfizer/Biontech; Astrazeneca; Moderna and Janseen) or a green Covid-19 certification issued by an Italian or EU authority at the end of the prescribed vaccination cycle;
- a certificate of negative COVID-19 test result conducted within 72 hours prior to entry into Italy and;
- a completed Passenger Locator Form.
Those who are not in possession of the documents mentioned in points 1 and 2 are obliged to undergo self-isolation for a period of five (5) days at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form and a molecular or antigenic test at the end of the self-isolation period.
For further information, please consult the page dedicated to the “rules of entry into Italy” on the Consulate General’s website at the following link: https://conshongkong.esteri.it/consolato_hongkong/it/la_comunicazione/dal_consolato/2020/08/aggiornamento-sulle-regole-di-entrata_1.html
TIGHTENING OF QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS FOR ARRIVALS FROM MEDIUM RISK COUNTRIES (INCLUDING ITALY) (18 AUGUST 2021)
Starting from 0.00am on August 20, Hong Kong residents who have been in one of the medium-risk places in the 14 days prior to their enrty in Hong Kong and are fully vaccinated upon arrival, will be required to undergo a 14-day hotel quarantine, during which they will have to undergo four Covid-19 tests. They will have to undergo two addition compulsory tests on the 16th and 19th days of arrival at Hong Kong.
Non-resident visitors will also be allowed to enter Hong Kong under the same quarantine conditions as long as they hold and present a vaccination record recognised by the Hong Kong authorities upon boarding.
The facilitation programme on the basis of a positive serology antibody test results is abolished.
Details of the measure are available at the following link: Government tightens border control measures for persons arriving at Hong Kong (info.gov.hk).
UPDATE ON THE LIST OF HIGH-RISK PLACES (17 AUGUST 2021)
Starting from midnight on Friday August 20, 2021, 15 countries, including France, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, will be upgraded to high-risk places (Group A specified places). The list of the three risk-based groups is available at coronavirus.gov.hk.
Hong Kong residents who have been in one of these countries for more than two hours and are NOT vaccinated will only be able to return to Hong Kong after spending 21 days in a country classified as medium risk (Group B specified places).
Hong Kong residents who have been in one of these countries for 21 days prior to their return and are vaccinated will be allowed to return to Hong Kong. Upon arrival, they will be required to undergo a 21-day hotel quarantine, during which they will be required to undergo four covid-19 tests and a fifth one on the 26th day of their stay.
Hong Kong residents under the age of 12 who have been in one of these countries will be allowed to return to Hong Kong if accompanied by a resident who is eligible to enter Hong Kong (e.g. one of the parents is vaccinated). Both minors and their accompanying persons must undergo a 21-day hotel quarantine upon arrival.
NON Hong Kong residents who have been in one of these countries for more than two hours will NOT be allowed to enter Hong Kong unless they have spent 21 days in a country classified as medium risk (Group B specified places).
Airport transit with change of aircraft will be considered as a stay in the relevant country. Therefore, you are advised to avoid stopovers in high-risk countries.