The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic on 11 March 2020. Under such circumstances, apart from maintaining good personal hygiene, reducing social contacts and avoiding non-essential travels, it is important to closely monitor the development of the pandemic and follow the advice and regulations issued by the local authorities.
For ease of reference, below are the websites of the relevant local authorities of the nine countries covered by London ETO –
|Country||Website of the local authority|
|The United Kingdom||https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response|
The HKSAR government has launched the COVID-19 Thematic Website to disseminate relevant information and useful resources, including health advice, clarifications, a dashboard showing the COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong, and the situation of various countries / areas.
Starting from 26 September, Hong Kong has eased quarantine and boarding requirements further. Inbound travellers from overseas only need to undergo 3 days of medical surveillance without staying at a quarantine hotel. They can go straight to home or hotels of their choice under the latest "Test and Go" arrangement. The measures aim to foster economic activities and lead the city back to the road of normalcy. For details, please click here.
For further details on inbound travellers to Hong Kong, please visit the COVID-19 Thematic Website.
From 1 August 2022, passengers can use Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for transit/transfer on flights operated by different airlines. Passengers must hold a confirmed ticket or onward boarding pass departing HKIA within 24 hours of their scheduled time of arrival and baggage are tagged-through to their onward destination. Passengers should also confirm in advance that they are able to enter the final destination. Please check with airlines for details. Please refer to the announcement of the Airport Authority here for the detailed arrangement.
For enquiries, please contact HKETO London at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at +44-(0)20-7499 9821. HKETO London operates during office hours, and so phone enquiries received outside office hours would be recorded as messages for subsequent follow-up.
For emergency assistance, Hong Kong residents outside Hong Kong may call the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit 24-hour hotline at +852-1868.
For consular service, the consular service hotlines of the Chinese Embassies in the 9 countries covered by HKETO London are listed below for your easy reference:
|Embassy||Consular Service No.|
|Chinese Embassy in Denmark||+45-39460866|
|Chinese Embassy in Estonia||+372-5114016|
|Chinese Embassy in Finland||+358-40-8677838|
|Chinese Embassy in Latvia||+371-65969123|
|Chinese Embassy in Lithuania||+370-6860 7740|
|Chinese Embassy in Norway||+47-93066621|
|Chinese Embassy in Russia||+7-499-951-8661|
|Chinese Embassy in Sweden||+358-40-8677838|
|Chinese Embassy in the United Kingdom||+44-(0)20-74368294|