30 June, 2021
Hong Kong Quarantine Rules: Where To Get An Antibody Test
Hong Kong Quarantine Rules: Where To Get An Antibody Test
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The New Hong Kong Quarantine Requirements For Vaccinated Travellers: Travel Restrictions, Antibody Tests & More

30 June, 2021
Hong Kong Quarantine Rules: Where To Get An Antibody Test

Everything you need to know about the updated Hong Kong quarantine requirements for vaccinated travellers, including where to get a COVID-19 antibody test…

Fully vaccinated and itching to get out of the city? Along with strict social distancing regulations, Hong Kong’s COVID travel restrictions have been notoriously stringent over the past year or so. But that is all set to change with the government’s recently unveiled plans to ease Hong Kong quarantine for the double vaxxed among us. Yes, that’s right – if you’re looking to visit Group B or Group C countries, your hotel quarantine could be cut down to just seven days upon presentation of an approved COVID-19 antibody test! Who’d have thought that a summer holiday may be on the cards for us after all? Ahead, we’re sharing everything you need to know about the new Hong Kong quarantine requirements for vaccinated travellers (including residents and non-residents), along with where to get your antibody test. Keep scrolling for more…

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Hong Kong Quarantine Rules: Where To Get An Antibody Test

New Hong Kong Quarantine Requirements For Vaccinated Travellers

Starting from Wednesday, 30 June, fully-vaccinated Hong Kong residents arriving from Group B and Group C specified places or Taiwan will be eligible for a shortened hotel quarantine period of seven days upon presentation of:

  • Vaccination record, showing proof of both vaccine doses using a government-approved vaccine
  • Negative COVID-19 test result (test will be administered at Hong Kong Airport upon arrival)
  • Positive result proof of a recognised serology antibody test that has been conducted within the past three months

In addition to seven days of hotel quarantine, incoming arrivals are required to take two COVID-19 tests during the quarantine period, and then a further three tests on the 12th, 16th and 19th days thereafter.

Editor’s Note: The shortened hotel quarantine is not applicable to those travelling from Group A1 or Group A2 specified places, unless the traveller spends 21 days in a location specified as Group B, Group C or Taiwan before arriving in Hong Kong. Fully-vaccinated travellers from Group D specified places can enjoy seven days hotel quarantine, without needing to present an antibody test.

Head here for full details on country specifications

Read more: A Quick Guide To Group C & Group D Restaurants In Hong Kong

Do Hong Kong Travel Restrictions Remain For Non Residents?

For now, unfortunately yes. However, the government is looking at welcoming vaccinated tourists back into Hong Kong as soon as July. Upon presentation of the paperwork and antibody test results listed above*, non-residents will be allowed into the city after undergoing the Hong Kong quarantine policy of seven days in a hotel. Bookmark this page to keep on top of the latest developments.

* NB: COVID-19 and Antibody tests will be administered upon arrival at Hong Kong Airport.

Hong Kong Quarantine Rules: Where To Get An Antibody Test

Where To Get An Antibody Test

Canossa Hospital (Caritas)

Price: $980 (includes pre-test consultation, blood test and antibody test level report)
How Long: If antibody test is taken before 1pm – results will be ready in 24 hours; if antibody test is taken after 1pm – results will be ready in 48 hours
How To Book: Call 2825 5805 (only telephone reservations are accepted – booking is essential)
When: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm (except public holidays)

For more info, head here

Canossa Hospital (Caritas), 1 Old Peak Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, www.canossahospital.org.hk

Chan & Hou Medical Laboratories Ltd. *CHEAPEST, WALK-IN AVAILABLE

(Locations in Central, Kowloon and Sha Tin)

Price: $300
How Long: Antibody test results ready the next working day
How To Book: No booking required, simply walk-in
When: Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm; Saturday, 10am to 1pm

For more info, head here

Chan & Hou Medical Laboratories Ltd. (Central), various locations across Hong Kong, www.chlab.com.hk

Diagnostix Medical Centre Ltd *WALK-IN AVAILABLE

(Locations in Central, Mid-Levels, Mong Kok, Causeway Bay and Tsuen Wan)

Price: $680
How Long: Antibody test results ready the next day (including Sundays and public holidays); or add $300 for same day results
How To Book: Call 2885 4686 or email covid_enquiry@diagnostix.com.hk
When: Contact individual locations for opening hours; alternatively, the Melbourne Plaza location accepts antibody test walk-ins daily, after 11am

For more info, head here

Diagnostic Medical Centre Ltd, various locations across Hong Kong, www.diagnostix.com.hk

Gleneagles Hospital *24 Hr WALK-IN AVAILABLE

Price: $450 (plus consultation fee, from $320 depending on day and time)
How Long: Antibody test results ready within 24 hours for booked appointments; results ready within 48 hours for walk-in appointments
How To Book: Head here to book online
When: Appointments are available to book Monday to Friday, 2:30pm to 5pm (excluding public holidays); alternatively, walk-in appointments are available daily, 24 hours per day

For more info, head here

Gleneagles Hospital, Outpatient and Emergency Department, 1 Nam Fung Path, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, gleneagles.hk

Hong Kong Adventist Hospital (Tsuen Wan)

Price: $950
How Long: If antibody test is taken before 12pm, results will be ready at 3pm; if antibody test is taken before 5pm, results will be ready at 9pm; if test is taken after 5pm, results will be ready the next morning
How To Book: Call 2275 6688
When: Appointments are available to book Monday to Thursday, 9am to 9:30pm; Friday and Sunday, 9am to 5pm (closed on Saturdays)

For more info, head here

Hong Kong Adventist Hospital (Tsuen Wan), 199 Tsuen King Circuit, Tsuen Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong, www.twah.org.hk

Hong Kong Adventist Hospital (Stubbs Road) *FASTEST RESULTS

Price: $1,050
How Long: Antibody test results ready in 4 hours
How To Book: Call 3651 8808 (booking essential)
When: Appointments are available to book Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm; Sunday, 9am to 1pm

For more info, head here

Hong Kong Adventist Hospital (Stubbs Road), Laboratory, 7/F The Hospital, 40 Stubbs Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, www.hkah.org.hk

To see the full list of government-approved antibody test locations, head here.

Editor’s Note: All information was correct at time of publication.

Hero image courtesy of Lina Moiseienko / EyeEm via Getty, image 1 courtesy of Manson Yim via Unsplash, image 2 courtesy of Samuel Chan via Unsplash.

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