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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”.

   
Entry requirement to Hong Kong from the US

Currently, only Hong Kong residents are allowed to enter Hong Kong from the US. Before boarding the flight, travelers from the US are required to present a negative result proof of a polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19, either in English or Chinese, conducted within 72 hours before the scheduled time of flight departure. They are also required to present a documentary proof in English to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is recognized/ approved/ ISO15189 accredited. Recognized laboratories in the US may be located via the database websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or https://qcor.cms.gov/main.jsp (please click on “CLIA Laboratory Lookup” in the left-hand column). The print out the relevant record from the database can serve as a documentary proof.

Inbound travelers from the US also need to have confirmation in English or Chinese of room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel for not less than 21 nights (for unvaccinated travelers) or 14 nights (for fully vaccinated travelers) starting on the day of their arrival in Hong Kong. People are considered fully vaccinated if they have received the necessary doses as stipulated in guidelines of a COVID-19 vaccination course 14 days prior to their arrival at Hong Kong. All World Health Organization/National Medical Products Administration/Hong Kong-recognized vaccines are accepted. Details here.

Entry requirement to Hong Kong from the US

   
Experience Hong Kong’s arts and culture scene from the comfort of your home

Through a newly created webpage, we hope to bring you some of Hong Kong’s best and diverse arts and cultural programs for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. We will showcase Hong Kong's vibrant arts and cultural scene though webinar discussions, performances, art exhibitions and many other collaborations. Details here.

Experience Hong Kong’s arts and culture scene from the comfort of your home
   
Doctor registration pathway mooted

The Medical Registration (Amendment) Bill 2021 was introduced to the Legislative Council on Jun 2 to create a new pathway for qualified overseas-trained Hong Kong doctors to return and practice in the city. Under the Bill, a Hong Kong permanent resident possessing a recognized medical qualification as well as medical registration in the place where they obtain the recognized medical qualifications will be eligible for special registration in Hong Kong, provided that they have a full-time job offer as a medical practitioner from any of the public healthcare institutions, with good character and professional conduct. Details here.

Doctor registration pathway mooted
   
Job opportunities in Greater Bay Area

Overseas Hong Kong students who graduated between 2019 and 2021 are eligible to apply for the Greater Bay Area (GBA) Youth Employment Scheme. The program encourages young graduates to leverage opportunities for career advancement in the GBA. Graduates who are employed under this program will receive a monthly salary of US$2,307 or above. Graduates employed in general positions are required to work in GBA Mainland cities for 18 months while those employed in I&T positions are required to work in Hong Kong or GBA Mainland cities for about 6 to 12 months each. More details here. More details here.

Job opportunities in Greater Bay Area
   
In-person and virtual screening of Hong Kong films at NYAFF

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York will partner with the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) and Film at Lincoln Center to stage a free outdoor screening of Hong Kong’s wuxia classic “New Dragon Gate Inn” by Raymond Lee, on Aug 11 at Damrosch Park. This is also a special program to mark the 20th anniversary of the NYAFF. Running from Aug 6-22, this year’s festival will feature 12 diverse Hong Kong films under the Hong Kong Panorama series. Highlights of the series include the in-person screening of “Limbo”, an electrifying brutal thriller by Soi Cheang, and “Zero to Hero”, a film produced by and starring Sandra Ng. Films screening virtually will include “Time” and “Shadows”, two exceptional works by up-and-coming directors in Hong Kong. Tickets for the 20th NYAFF will go on sale at noon on Jul 23. The full lineup is available here

In-person and virtual screening of Hong Kong films at NYAFF
   
Weekly updates on Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Digest provides a weekly roundup of news and the latest developments in Hong Kong. The latest issue (July 20 - 26) is now available online.

 

Weekly updates on Hong Kong
   

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