Dear Colleagues,

The Hong Kong Government has just announced that it plans to lift restrictions on direct flights from the UK/Ireland to Hong Kong from May 7, assuming there is no significant change to the pandemic situation here.

Students returning to Hong Kong will need to obtain a negative Covid-19 test result from a test taken 72 hours before departure and will also need to book a 21-night reservation in a designated quarantine hotel. 

On arrival at Hong Kong, they will be subject to the “test-and-hold” arrangement for obtaining a negative result at the airport, after which they will undertake the 21-day compulsory quarantine in the designated quarantine hotel (undergoing at least three tests during the period), and compulsory testing on the 26th day of arrival at Hong Kong.

More details can be found here: Government further adjusts boarding and quarantine arrangements for persons arriving at Hong Kong (

Best wishesThe BSA Team