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Hong Kong residents in the US who need assistance can contact Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York at 212-752-3320 or email hketony@hketony.gov.hk. For urgent assistance outside office hours, Hong Kong residents abroad can call the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit 24-hour hotline at (852) 1868.
 

Hong Kong residents in the US who need assistance can contact Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York at 212-752-3320 or email hketony@hketony.gov.hk.

For urgent assistance outside office hours, Hong Kong residents abroad can call the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit 24-hour hotline at (852) 1868. In the event that Hong Kong residents who need assistance are not able to call the hotline due to the service settings of their telecommunication services operators or other reasons, they may try adding “0000” after entering “1868”.

   
Hong Kong Update for Travellers and Others

Get travel advice and stay on top of the latest developments in Hong Kong affecting the airport, public transport, public safety and other issues. Details here.

Updates on Latest Situation in Hong Kong
   
Public Health Response Plan Activated

Hong Kong health authorities continue to monitor developments regarding the emergence of an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. A dedicated webpage has been set up to provide relevant information and health advice. Details here.

Public Health Response Plan Activated
   
Enhanced health measures on inbound travelers

Apr 7, 2020 – All asymptomatic inbound travelers arriving at the Hong Kong International Airport from April 8 onwards will be mandated to undergo COVID-19 testing. Deep throat saliva samples will be collected at the Department of Health's Temporary Specimen Collection Centre at the AsiaWorld-Expo before these travellers will be allowed to go home for mandatory quarantine. People arriving from the UK will be required to stay at the test center until their test results come back. If a sample tests positive, arrangement will be made for the person to be admitted to hospital for treatment while the close contacts who travelled with them will be sent to designated quarantine centers. Details here.

Enhanced health measures on inbound travelers
   
Foreign currency reserve at US$437.5 billion

Apr 7, 2020 – Total assets of Hong Kong foreign current reserve amounted to US$437.5 billion, as of March 31, 2020, according to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. This represents over six times the currency in circulation or about 45 percent of Hong Kong dollar M3. Details here.

Foreign currency reserve at US$437.5 billion
   
Entry restriction on non-Hong Kong residents extended 

April 6, 2020 – The Hong Kong SAR Government will extend, until further notice, the entry restriction on non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas countries and those having been to overseas countries or regions in the past 14 days prior to arrival at Hong Kong. In addition, all transit services at the Hong Kong International Airport will also continue to be suspended for the time being. Details here.

Entry restriction on non-Hong Kong residents extended 
   
Hong Kong people in Peru returned safely 

April 5, 2020 – A total of 65 Hong Kong residents stranded in Peru returned to Hong Kong safely via chartered flights arranged by the Hong Kong SAR Government. All people who were on the chartered flights underwent COVID-19 testing and are now waiting for results. If tested negative, they will return home to complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Details here.

Hong Kong people in Peru returned safely 
   
HKMA and banking sector extend support for SMEs

Apr 3, 2020 – The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the banking sector introduced several new initiatives to alleviate cash-flow pressure for the city's SMEs affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The new measures, which include obtaining US dollars through the US Fed's repo facility, aim to increase liquidity in the banking sector to support local economic activities. Details here.

HKMA and banking sector extend support for SMEs
   
Hong Kong residents to depart Peru on chartered flight

Apr 3, 2020 – A chartered flight, arranged by the Hong Kong SAR Government, will take Hong Kong residents from Lima, Peru to London on April 3 afternoon (local time). These residents will then take a connecting flight back to Hong Kong. The cost will be borne by the residents. Upon arrival in Hong Kong on April 5, all passengers will proceed to the Centre for Health Protection’s testing center for mandatory COVID-19 testing and thereafter a 14-day compulsory home quarantine. Details here.

Hong Kong residents to depart Peru on chartered flight
   
Bars and pubs to close for two weeks

Apr 2, 2020 – With the emergence of COVID-19 cases related to bars and bands cluster and further spread of cases to people who had not visited the bars, the Hong Kong SAR Government is ordering the closure of bars and pubs, club-house, and catering premises that sell or supply intoxicating liquors for on-site consumption, for a period of 14 days starting from 6pm on April 3, 2020. This is to further enhance social distancing and curb social activities in the effort to prevent the further spread of the virus in the community. Details here.

Bars and pubs to close for two weeks
   
Door-to-door specimen collection service available 

Apr 2, 2020 – Inbound travellers who are under the COVID-19 surveillance program can make use of a door-to-door specimen collection service beginning April 3 to submit their deep throat saliva specimen to the Department of Health (DH) for coronavirus testing. Under the Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme for COVID-19 testing, DH is providing free COVID-19 testing service for asymptomatic inbound travellers from overseas. The Cyberport Startup Alumni Association, with two of its member companies, GoGoTech (“GOGOVAN”) and HK PICK-UP (“Pikcupp”), can provide this door-to-door service at a cost of US$12.8. Details here.

Door-to-door specimen collection service available 
   

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