COVID-19 Information

American Citizen Support 

For any enquiries, please contact the US Consulate's American Citizen Services Unit by email at acshk@state.gov 

U.S. Citizens in need of immediate consular assistance should contact the American Citizen Services Unit at +852-2841-2211 during regular business hours (8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday-Friday). For deathsarrests, hospitalizations, or other emergencies involving U.S. citizens outside of these hours, please call +852-2523-9011, press 2 for English and 1 for emergencies to be connected to our after-hours duty officer.  If you are calling from the U.S., please dial 011-852-2523-9011.

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Detailed travellers information regarding entering Hong Kong is available at the US Consulate General's website.

HKSAR COVID-19 Vaccination Program 

To safeguard public health and to allow the resuming of normal activities of society gradually, the Hong Kong Government is implementing a territory-wide COVID-19 Vaccination Programme (the “Programme”) free of charge for all Hong Kong residents.

Types of Vaccines

The Government plans to provide the public with the following COVID-19 vaccines:

  1. Inactivated virus technology platform - by Sinovac Biotech (Hong Kong) Limited
  2. mRNA technology platform - by Fosun Pharma in collaboration with the German drug manufacturer BioNTech (BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine)
  3. Non-replicating viral vector technology platform - by AstraZeneca, in collaboration with the University of Oxford.

The Government will continue sourcing safe and effective vaccines from other vaccine manufacturers or drug companies.

Priority Groups

In January 2021, the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases (SCEZD), the Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases (SCVPD), and the Expert Advisory Panel to Chief Executive (EAP) recommended on the following priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination in Hong Kong, in order of vaccination:

First: Residents and staff of residential care homes for the elderly/persons with disabilities and other institutional facilities;

Second: Workers in health-care settings, workers in other essential services who are at increased risk of exposure to COVID-19, and persons aged 60 years or above; and

Third: Persons with chronic medical problems aged between 16 and 59 years.

According to the above recommendations, and taking into account the supply situation of the vaccines and the progress of the vaccination programme, the Government decided to arrange priority vaccination for the groups below:

  1. Persons aged 30 years or above (a maximum of two carers who accompany elderly people aged 70 or above can also receive vaccination)
  2. Personnel in healthcare settings and those participating in anti-epidemic related work
  3. Residents and staff of residential care homes for the elderly / persons with disabilities and staff of Community Care Service units for the elderly / persons with disabilities
  4. Personnel maintaining critical public services
  5. Personnel providing cross-boundary transportation or working at control points and ports
  6. Staff of food and beverages premises, markets, supermarkets, convenience stores and couriers (including takeaway food delivery)
  7. Staff of local public transport service operators (e.g. taxi/bus/public light bus drivers, train captains and station staff)
  8. Registered construction workers and other resident site personnel
  9. Staff of property management (e.g. security guards, cleaning staff and property management office staff)
  10. Teachers and school staff (e.g. teaching and support staff of kindergartens, primary and secondary schools and universities; staff of special schools; and drivers and escorts of school buses and school private light buses)
  11. Staff of the tourism industry
  12. Staff of scheduled premises under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) (e.g. staff of fitness centres and beauty parlours)
  13. Students studying outside Hong Kong (aged 16 years or above)
  14. Domestic helpers

For a person (whether or not he/she is aged 30 years or above) who belongs to a priority group, please indicate his/her profession when making online booking at the designated website or appointment with private clinics participating in the Vaccination Programme for statistical purpose.

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