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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 21 days prior to boarding (effective 9 August 2021)

Categories of specified places:


Designated hotels for mandatory quarantine


Designated hotel list and fees: (valid until 31 August 2021)
Designated hotel list and fees: (valid from 1 September until 30 November 2021)


CUHK Hostel arrangements

Students residing on campus are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Those residing on campus but not vaccinated will be required to undergo an entry test before admission to on-campus housing and subject to regular testing every two weeks afterwards at students’ own expense.


COVID-19 testing centres and fees
COVID-19 Community Testing Centres (Public), HK$240 per test (as of 11 August 2021)

Union Hospital (Private), HK$1,000 per test (as of 11 August 2021)

Hong Kong Baptist Hospital (Private), HK$1,080 per test (as of 11 August 2021)


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 Chan (alexchaukw@cuhk.edu.hk)
Europe and South Africa region: Nicky Pang (nickypang@cuhk.edu.hk)
Asia and Oceania: Vicky Cheng (vickycheng@cuhk.edu.hk)