Starting today, Hong Kong residents staying in mainland cities other than Guangdong province and Macau will be once again allowed to return home without quarantine under the Return2hk Scheme.
The booking system has opened from midnight, as a quota system is in place.
There are 3,000 daily quotas for residents returning via the Shenzhen Bay Control Point, 2,000 for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port, and 1,000 for the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).
Those who have attained a quota must test negative of Covid-19 within three days before their arrival in an organisation which is recognized by the National Health Commission.
They should obtain an original copy of a paper-based proof of a valid negative nucleic acid test result. Information about which organizations are recognized can be accessed through the nucleic acid testing organization inquiry function of the State Council Portal Mini Program.
Before boarding, the Hong Kong residents with a quota should fill in the electronic health declaration form through the electronic health declaration system of the Department of Health, including declaring relevant travel history and whether the specified conditions under the Return2hk Scheme have been fulfilled.
A Return2hk Green QR code will be issued to those who have fulfilled all the specified conditions. otherwise, a Pink QR code will be shown, indicating that the resident may still be subject to 14-day compulsory quarantine upon arrival in Hong Kong.
The residents will need to present the relevant documentary proof, including the original copy of a paper-based proof of a valid negative nucleic acid test result, and the screenshot of the above mentioned State Council Portal Mini Program to show that the relevant testing organization is recognized by the National Health Commission to the crews at airline check-in counters.
They will accept Covid-19 test upon their return to Hong Kong, and more testing are required on the 3rd, 5th, 9th, 12th, 16th and 19th day following their arrival.
Details of the Return2hk Scheme are available at the COVID-19 Thematic Website. Members of the public may also call the hotline of the Return2hk Scheme at 3142 2330.