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Old Jan 6, 2023, 4:47 am
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I am flying to HK on Jan. 9. It's been 5 years since I visited HK.

Will HK authority really check the self Rapid test?
Internet says they donít.
Whether saving $5 is worth breaking the law is up to you though.
since self administered RATs are acceptable, complying is not exactly a pain.
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Old Jan 6, 2023, 8:20 am
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Effective January 5 at 12:01 Eastern Time, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require a negative COVID-19 test result, taken within two days of departure, or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days, for all travelers, age two years and older, to the United States on flights originating from the Peopleís Republic of China (PRC), including the Special Administrative Regions (SAR) of Hong Kong and Macau.
I am flying on Monday 7:40pm, but my PCR test is on a Saturday 7:30pm. It is within two days but outside of 48 hour window. Quoting the above from the State Dept website, I think it is okay but my friend points out I should move my test to Sunday to be safe. I would really rather not. Thoughts?
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Old Jan 6, 2023, 11:20 pm
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Originally Posted by kb1992
I am flying to HK on Jan. 9. It's been 5 years since I visited HK.

Will HK authority really check the self Rapid test?
HK doesn't care. However, it has been reported that airlines other than CX may deny boarding to those who can't furnish proof of a negative RAT result.
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Old Jan 7, 2023, 1:32 am
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Have any dates been announced for the reopening of in-town check in at the Airport Express stations? (I've watched the TVB news & read SCMP but haven't seen anything yet...)
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Old Jan 7, 2023, 12:55 pm
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Stupid question / comment : You're not all hesitating to go to a place knowing that you may be require to spend an extra week there ?

Unfortunately EU includes HK for their test requirement
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Old Jan 7, 2023, 1:03 pm
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Stupid question / comment : You're not all hesitating to go to a place knowing that you may be require to spend an extra week there ?
Isnít that what intíl flying has been all about since 2020?
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Old Jan 7, 2023, 7:48 pm
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HK doesn't care. However, it has been reported that airlines other than CX may deny boarding to those who can't furnish proof of a negative RAT result.
Would a picture like this be enough?

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Old Jan 7, 2023, 8:49 pm
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Would a picture like this be enough?

Depends on the check-in agent
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Old Jan 8, 2023, 10:13 am
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Depends on the check-in agent
Did you mean the check-in dragon?
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Old Jan 8, 2023, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by moondog
Depends on the check-in agent
Originally Posted by tauphi
HK doesn't care. However, it has been reported that airlines other than CX may deny boarding to those who can't furnish proof of a negative RAT result.
Originally Posted by maalloc
Internet says they donít.
Whether saving $5 is worth breaking the law is up to you though.
since self administered RATs are acceptable, complying is not exactly a pain.
To be safe, I did a self rapid test this afternoon and took a picture of negative result.

I had 3 rapid test kits with me during the trip.

Ready for flight tomorrow to HKG. I was prepared :-)
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Old Jan 8, 2023, 11:54 am
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Originally Posted by kb1992
To be safe, I did a self rapid test this afternoon and took a picture of negative result.

I had 3 rapid test kits with me during the trip.

Ready for flight tomorrow to HKG. I was prepared :-)
Safe travels and I'd love to hear about any and all experiences there. Contemplating a trip in April once the United non-stop gets going
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Old Jan 8, 2023, 11:55 am
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Best to have your full name and the date and time of the test on the photo.
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Old Jan 9, 2023, 12:37 am
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Best to have your full name and the date and time of the test on the photo.
Originally Posted by JNelson113
Safe travels and I'd love to hear about any and all experiences there. Contemplating a trip in April once the United non-stop gets going
Originally Posted by kb1992
To be safe, I did a self rapid test this afternoon and took a picture of negative result.

I had 3 rapid test kits with me during the trip.

Ready for flight tomorrow to HKG. I was prepared :-)
Report:

At BKK TG check-in, nobody asked me about the COVID test thing. TG agent asked me if I had vax shots. I said 4. That's it.

Upon arrival at HKG, nobody asked anything about vaccination or COVID tests. I went through immigration and customs in 3 minutes.

Basically I wasted my time to do a rapid test at my BKK hotel, and obtained HK online green code.

This is what TG sent to me few days ago. Oh well.

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Dear Valued Passenger,

All passengers travelling from Bangkok to Hong Kong are required to complete the Pre-departure Form needed by Hong Kong’s Health Control via the link shown below before proceeding to Thai Airways Check-in Counters in order to avoid any inconveniences occurred during check-in process.

Link for pre-arrival self-registration:
https://www.chp.gov.hk/hdf/
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Old Jan 9, 2023, 12:45 am
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Originally Posted by kb1992
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At BKK TG check-in, nobody asked me about the COVID test thing. TG agent asked me if I had vax shots. I said 4. That's it.

Upon arrival at HKG, nobody asked anything about vaccination or COVID tests. I went through immigration and customs in 3 minutes.

Basically I wasted my time to do a rapid test at my BKK hotel, and obtained HK online green code.
Don't beat yourself up for erring on the side of caution.
Just a few weeks ago, airlines were refusing pax who had done self-administered RATs, even though HK govt had put them in the list of accepted tests.

Flying to HK like you just did has come from a looooong way, and not trying to outsmart the current system was a wise choice.
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Old Jan 9, 2023, 3:16 am
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Don't delete that photo! You're not yet safe. According to the instructions, you must "Retain the photo showing the RAT result or the PCR test report for 90 days."

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/i...ntinemeasures2
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