Inbound visitors to Hong Kong who have pre-registered their
itineraries will be allowed to visit tourist destinations such as theme
parks, museums and temples and they can also dine out.
The Hong Kong Government said the new measures, announced this week
(7 November) are aimed at providing a more favourable business
environment for the travel trade.
Under current Covid restrictions, inbound travellers have to follow
the 'amber code' for restrictions, which prevents them from dining out
within their first three days of arrival and visiting other venues. They
will now be able to enter designated tourist attractions including
theme parks, museums and temples when holding an Amber Code of the
Vaccine Pass and enter and also dine in the partitioned areas in
designated catering premises that meet special anti-epidemic
For inbound tour groups to be eligible, relevant licensed travel
agents must pre-register their itineraries with the Travel Industry
Council of Hong Kong (TIC), and undertake strict compliance with
applicable anti-epidemic measures.
These include requiring inbound group tour travellers to use the
‘LeaveHomeSafe’ mobile app and comply with requirements under the
Vaccine Pass, while staff members must also wear a mask at all times
when receiving the inbound tour group travellers.
These new measures follow the easing of restrictions at an event
hosted last week in Hong Kong. A group of more than 200 who arrived in
the destination to take part in a financial summit were exempt from
current rules for international arrivals and allowed to dine in private
The government has not yet announced a specific date when the new
arrangements will start but said relevant information will be uploaded
to TIC's website in due course.