【Mainland Border Reopen】Quota Booking & PCR Requirement





  • Updates of Mainland Border Reopening
  • Pre-Entry PCR Test Requirements
  • Subsequent Phase of Mainland Border Reopening
  • Entry Requirements Before Jan 8

Updates of Mainland Border Reopening

  • 開放全部口岸,不設每日人數安排,無須網上預約便可經任何口岸往來香港與內地
  • 取消出行前核酸檢測要求:所有從香港入境內地和從內地入境香港的人士,均無須於出行前48小時內進行核酸檢測並取得陰性結果。然而,由香港前往內地的人士(三歲及以下者除外),如在離境香港前往內地當天或之前的七天內曾在海外地區或台灣逗留,則仍須於出行前48小時內進行核酸檢測,並取得陰性結果
  • 有序推進跨境學生復課安排:跨境學生會分階段每日從內地往返香港參與面授課堂。首階段由二月八日起實施,涵蓋中學跨境學生,而次階段則由二月二十二日起實施,擴展至小學、幼稚園和特殊學校跨境學生。



[IMPORTANT! Free PCR tests at local Community Testing Centers are not suitable for Mainland entry]

Recognized Sample Collection Methods for Mainland Entry

  • Throat swab
  • Nasopharyngeal swab
  • Nasal and throat swabs

Either a printed or electronic version of the negative PCR test report is required for entry.

Post-Entry Quarantine Policy (Before Jan 8)

Requirements for travelling to the Mainland by land

From March 21, for persons travelling to the Mainland by land must hold a negative PCR test report for travel issued by a recognized medical testing institution, with specimen collected within 48 hours before immigration clearance, and must undergo a free additional PCR test at the control points prior to their departure from Hong Kong. After obtaining a reservation at a Shenzhen quarantine hotel, travellers should reserve a time slot through the online booking system for receiving the special PCR test on the day of departure (can book up to coming seven days).

Special PCR Online Booking System

The free PCR test at the relevant control points is provided from 1 hour before the opening and 1 hour after the closure of the passenger clearance buildings. The process will take about 1 to 2 hours, passengers should check the latest opening hours of the control points and allow ample time to complete the immigration clearance after doing undergoing an on-site PCR test.

Entry Procedure to Guangdong

  • Reserve your immigration quota and quarantine room online through the “Online Health Station Room Reservation System” (allow booking for up to 7 days with 2,000 daily quota), to obtain a "green" QR code (screenshot the code for record)
  • Login “Customs Pocket Declaration” through WeChat and make health declaration to obtain a "black" QR code (screenshot the code for record)
  • Obtain a negative PCR test report for travel recognized by the Guangdong & Hong Kong government with specimen collected within 24 hours before immigration clearance
  • Scan “LeaveHomeSafe” in HK customs
  • Fill out relevant documents and show the obtained "green" and "black" QR codes at Shenzhen Immigration Customs
  • After customs clearance, wait for the designated bus to your allocated room for quarantine
Reserve Your Room Via “Online Health Station Room Reservation System”Book Your PCR Test at Recognized Testing Centers

Shenzhen Isolation Policy (Before Jan 8)

The quarantine policy upon entry to Guangdong is relaxed to “7+3”, a 7-day medical observation at the designated Health Station Room, followed by a 3-day self-monitoring at home. 

Since the quarantine and entry policies of different provinces may vary, travellers should check the most updated information through the “State Council Portal WeChat Mini Program” or contact relevant government departments in Macao and other Mainland cities for the latest quarantine arrangement.

Shenzhen Quarantine Hotel – “Online Health Station Room Reservation System”

All travellers should reserve your quarantine room online through the “Online Health Station Room Reservation System”, all rooms are randomly allocated.

System Operational Hours: 9am-6pm every day

Result Announcement: 8pm every night

Shenzhen Home Quarantine Criteria

  • Living alone in the Shenzhen residence;
  • Family members from the same Shenzhen residence agree to undergo home quarantine together (leaving the residence is prohibited), while they are not required to do PCR tests;
  • Family members from the same Shenzhen residence agree to temporarily move out during the period

Return2hk Scheme (Before Jan 8)

From 26 September 2022 onwards, all inbound persons from the Mainland or Macao (no travel history of overseas places or Taiwan the 7 days prior to arrival), whether they are entering Hong Kong via a land boundary control point or the Hong Kong International Airport, are not required for entry quota application, pre-arrival PCR test and home quarantine. However, they should complete electronic health declaration, more details are as follows:

COVID Test HK for Travel & Arrangement for Returning to Hong Kong

Entry requirementsTable header 1
No pre-arrival PCR test required
Required DocumentsComplete electronic health declaration and obtain a Green health declaration QR code
Post-Arrival Testing RequirementsSelf-monitoring for 3 days;
Undergo PCR test on day 2 of arrival at Hong Kong (the day of arrival is regarded as day 0)

Department of Health’s electronic health declaration

Boundary control points (entry quota not required)

  • Shenzhen Bay Control Point: From 9am to 8pm daily
  • Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port (Passenger immigration clearance service): From 10am to 8pm daily
  • Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port (Clearance service for private cars): From 6am to 10pm daily
  • Hong Kong International Airport: 24-hour


Not required

Hong Kong Health Code

“Hong Kong Health Code” is an online system to facilitate quarantine-free travel and health declaration upon entry to Guangdong or Macao.

Apply for Hong Kong Health Code

1. Account Registration

Input personal details incl. name, ID document number, phone number and proof of HK residential address.

2. Account Activation

Access www.healthcode.gov.hk and choose “Logon” to input ID number and login password, and then input the PIN received earlier.

3. Upload Visit Records with “LeaveHomeSafe”

Update & launch “LeaveHomeSafe” and choose “Hong Kong Health Code” System, upload your visit records and input your login details.

4. View the “HK Health Code” Application Result

Access www.healthcode.gov.hk again and choose “Health Declaration and Application for Health Code”, declare your health status in the past 14 days and view the result.

Apply for the HK Health Code Now

Meaning of Different HK Health Code Colours

HK Health Code of different colours are generated upon upload of your visit records of past 14 days:

Colour of CodeIndicationBorder Permit
Confirmed cases
Probable cases
Close contacts
Household contacts of close contacts
Recovered COVID-19 patients who were discharged from hospital less than 14 days ago
Persons who are currently under compulsory quarantine
Persons who have shown symptoms in the past 14 days
Not allowed
YellowPersons who have visited or resided in high-risk in the past 21 days
Persons who have arrived at Hong Kong in less than 21 days (except for those who entered Hong Kong from the Mainland or Macao under the "Return2hk" or "Come2hk" Schemes)
Not allowed
GreenThe rest will be issued with the Green Code
(only valid up to 11:59pm on the day of application)