There are so many options for Covid-19 testing in Hong Kong. This is good news! Hong Kongers don’t have to go far to get the test they need (in some cases, you won’t even have to leave home with online purchase and delivery of at-home tests). We’ve found the most updated information on the best places to get tested, whether you’re choosing to go to a public hospital, testing center, or private clinic. Plus, we’ll share the best at-home testing packs and answer some frequently asked questions for all you need to know about your COVID-19 test in Hong Kong.
WANT MORE INFORMATION:
The Hong Kong government has recommended compulsory conditions for residents and visitors to Hong Kong to test for Covid-19. The recommended circumstance to take a Covid-19 test is if you have developed any of these symptoms.
Compulsory testing for Covid-19 Hong Kong
The compulsory testing notice was announced in the epidemic control strategy for Hong Kong. This includes:
It’s best to check the following list every day if you have been going out to public places during the times and days recorded to be sure if you need to test yourself in the case of a positive case being present at the same place you visited.
The daily updated list from the Centre for Health Protection can be found here: www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/105294.html
If you’re unsure of whether you should get tested for Covid-19, you can contact the CHP hotline for advice here: 2125 1111 or 2125 1122 (from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm daily )
Community Testing Centers in Hong Kong
How to Book a Covid-19 Test in a Community Testing Centre Hong Kong
Hong Kong Public Hospital Covid-19 Tests
Private Hospitals And Clinics To Get A Covid-19 Test Hong Hong
The Hong Kong Government has issued an approved list of private hospitals, labs, and clinics to get Covid-19 testing that will be valid for travel and official purposes. There may not be many appointments available each day, so it’s recommended to not walk in for the test, but instead to make a booking.
You’ll need to pay for the doctor’s consultation as well as the test itself. Depending on how fast you need the results, the price will vary. Check with each hospital for the exact prices of their tests and to book an appointment.
Many companies in Hong Kong offer professionally administered COVID-19 testing at home or the office. The following professionals provide this at-home service. Negative test results are generally emailed back, or hard copies can be couriered to you.
If you wish to stay home and find a test that you can do yourself, there are lots of Rapid Antigen, Antibody, and some PCR tests online. You can easily purchase them and have them delivered. Note that these tests are generally not accepted for travel purposes, but they are good for personal use.
Some of the most popular sites to buy at-home Covid-19 tests in Hong Kong include:
See the entire list and guide to at-home Covid-19 testing in this guide.
Most airlines are requiring PCR tests for all passengers (kids too). The first step is to check with the airline and the destination requirements. You should also watch for transit requirements (especially if staying longer than 24-hours). Many places from the below list do conduct PCR tests but they can take 1-2 days for results. It's important to understand your requirements to make sure this does not hit you accidentally (USA required same-day PCR tests, for example, a 48-hour test will make it impossible to board). The easiest option for PCR tests is the Test & Fly offered by Prenetics at the Hong Kong International Airport. You book online, you arrive before your flight and you get your results back fast (2-hours). It's also 1/3 the price compared to other places in Hong Kong. You must book in advance.
Places To Get Affordable PCR Tests In Hong Kong:
Private Hospitals Offering PCR Tests In Hong Kong:
Private Clinics Offering RT-PCR Tests In Hong Kong:
Do you need a same-day PCR test in Hong Kong?For certain flights leaving Hong Kong, a same-day COVID PCR test is required. While there are private hospitals that can offer this option, if you are flying, we recommend you check the affordable and easy Prenetics option at the airport. They offer a Test & Fly COVID 19 Rapid RT-PCR Test where you can book online for your PCR test that is administered at the airport and within 2 hours, you receive your results. Plus, the affordable price beats any other option in the city (HK$499)!
Test & Fly” Departure COVID-19 Rapid RT-PCR Test, https://fly.prenetics.com
Other Same Day PCR Testing Options In Hong Kong:
Important Information To Know About Covid-19 Testing Hong Kong
Procedures For Testing Children For Covid-19 In Hong Kong
For children under 3 years old, the Community Testing Centres or nasal swab testing is not suitable. There are private clinics and hospitals that will be able to test children. Publicly, there are some locations where you can pick up a stool bottle to test your children this way. If parents have been notified that they must undergo compulsory testing (more info on that below) and wondering how this impacts their children, call: 6275 6901
This website is a great source of information on all updates related to the evolving Covid-19 situation in Hong Kong: www.coronavirus.gov.hk
For travelers needing to quarantine upon arrival to Hong Kong, you can find a list of designated hotels for Covid-testing here: www.coronavirus.gov.hk/
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