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COVID-19 Related Arrangements for Exchange/Study Abroad Students

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government has imposed several policies and requirements for inbound travelers considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  To help students keep track of the latest updates and plan their trip to Hong Kong, we put together a list of useful websites below.  With the fluid and unpredictable nature of the pandemic, these policies and requirements may change frequently.  We strongly urge students to read each of these webpages carefully as they contain important information on requirements when you land in Hong Kong.  Please revisit this webpage and the HKSAR Government dedicated website on COVID-19 regularly so you are aware of the latest changes to inbound travel policies and requirements.


Boarding and quarantine arrangements dependent on vaccination and where you boarded or stayed 14 days prior to boarding (effective 1 April 2022)



Designated hotels for mandatory quarantine


Designated hotel list and fees: (valid until 31 July 2022)
Information on designated quarantine hotels for the next cycle will be available in due course.



CUHK Hostel arrangements

Students entering and residing on campus must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo.  For those who are not vaccinated due to medical reasons, proof of medical exemption and weekly self-testing is required.


COVID-19 testing centres and fees
COVID-19 Community Testing Centres (Public), HK$240 per test (as of 22 April 2022)

List of COVID-19 PCR Testing Providers / Laboratories in Hong Kong (as of 29 April 2022)


COVID-19 vaccination programme in Hong Kong

Starting from 6 July 2021, the COVID-19 vaccination programme is extended to eligible visitors (i.e. including students with valid Hong Kong student visa).  Students who wish to get vaccinated can register for the programme at any post office (except mobile post offices) after their arrival.  Current details can be found on this webpage.


List of COVID-19 vaccines recognized by HKSAR Government


Mandatory mask wearing in public places


If you have any questions about traveling to Hong Kong, please do not hesitate to contact one of our Student Advisors assigned to your home institution’s region.

Americas region (including ISEP): Alex Chau (alexchaukw@cuhk.edu.hk)
Europe and South Africa region: Arisa Lai (arisalai@cuhk.edu.hk)
Asia and Oceania: Vicky Cheng (vickycheng@cuhk.edu.hk)