The government announced today that it has concluded discussions with the governments of the four countries to recognize their vaccination records. From 0.00am on September 8, Hong Kong residents who hold vaccination records issued by official institutions can board a flight for Hong Kong.

The four countries fall into “Group A” countries, where the risk of Covid-19 infection is high. Under current border control measures, only Hong Kongers with recognized vaccination records can return from those countries to the SAR.

An agreement has also been reached with South Korea to recognize its vaccination records, which will also take effect at 0.00am on September 8. Although South Korea is currently not a high risk country, those who are vaccinated in Korea will be able to return from other group A countries to Hong Kong.

List of other countries whose vaccination records are recognized:

1.Hong Kong

2.Mainland

3.Macao

4.Australia

5.Austria

6.Belgium

7.Bulgaria

8.Canada

9.Croatia

10.Cyprus

11.Czech Republic

12.Denmark

13.Estonia

14.Finland

15.France

16.Germany

17.Greece

18.Hungary

19.Iceland

20.Indonesia

21.Ireland

22.Italy

23.Japan

24.Latvia

25.Liechtenstein

26.Lithuania

27.Luxembourg

28.Malta

29.The Netherlands

30.Norway

31.North Macedonia

32.The Philippines

33.Poland

34.Portugal

35.Romania

36.San Marino

37.Slovakia

38.Slovenia

39.Spain

40.Sweden

41.Switzerland

42.Turkey

43.Ukraine

44.The United Kingdom

45.The United States of America

46.Vatican City