Australian Consulate-General
Hong Kong
Also accredited to Macau

Information for travellers entering Australia from Hong Kong or Macau

Last updated: 10 January 2023

From 5 January 2023, travellers entering Australia from Hong Kong or Macau must undertake a COVID-19 test within the 48 hours prior to travel and show evidence of a negative test result. This applies regardless of your COVID-19 vaccination status and includes Australian citizens. Refer to Australian Department of Health website for the pre-departure testing requirements and to the ‘Travel’ section on the Hong Kong and Macau Smartraveller pages for more information.

Hard copy or electronic PCR test results (including text or SMS messages) are acceptable. A RAT may be supervised by a medical practitioner, which includes general practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, pathologists, pathology collectors or trained personnel at airport-based testing stations. See requirements for evidence.

Hong Kong

You are able to book a PCR test at a Hong Kong Community Testing Clinic online. Generally, PCR test results from the Community Testing Clinic will be received within 24 hours. You should take your travel document to your appointment and advise that the test is required for travel and that you require a travel certificate.

Alternatively, you can arrange a PCR test through a recognised testing laboratory or ask your GP if they can conduct a medically supervised RAT and provide you the required medical certificate for travel.

If you receive a positive PCR test, please follow the StayHomeSafe advice of the Hong Kong Government.  You may wish to inform your travel insurance company who may be able to assist with hotel bookings and flight changes.

Macau

In Macau you can book a Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) online or ask your GP if they can conduct a medically supervised RAT and provide you the required medical certificate for travel. You should take your travel document to your appointment and advise that the test is required for travel and that you require a travel certificate.

If you receive a positive NAT result, please follow the Macau Government’s advice. You may wish to inform your travel insurance company who may be able to assist with hotel bookings and flight changes.