The system will open for registration starting December 10th (Friday) at 9am, so potential travelers can register an account and familiarize themselves with its features earlier.
the Hong Kong Health Code System, which aims to facilitate quarantine-free travel between Guangdong, Macau and Hong Kong, will be open for registration on December 10, 2021 (Friday) from 9:00 a.m. This allows potential travelers Register an account and familiarize yourself with its features early onas soon as quarantine-free travel is officially resumed.
The introduction of the code ensures that users are not at high risk when crossing borders and that anti-epidemic work on the mainland is not additionally jeopardized, which supports common prevention and control mechanisms.
For users who want to familiarize themselves with the code, please see the steps below.
Step 1: A real name registration is required for the Hong Kong Health Code. Citizens can register for an account online on December 10th from 9:00 a.m. At the same time, version 3.0 of the mobile app “LeaveHomeSafe” 3.0 will also be available for updates in the respective app stores.
Step 2: Hong Kong Health Code applicants must register personal information such as name, ID number and date of issue, contact phone number, home address, etc., and upload proof of Hong Kong home address. Applicants residing in the Hong Kong Housing Authority’s Public Rental Housing are not required to provide proof of residential address as the system verifies the information against the Public Housing Resident Database.
Step 3: After verification, applicants will receive a personal identification number (PIN) for account activation.
Step 4: After successful registration, users can upload their visit records to the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app and submit a health declaration online. The system compares users’ home addresses and their visit records over the past 21 days with the lists of confirmed COVID-19 cases and close contacts to determine their own red, yellow or green “Hong Kong Health Code” and issue them to users.
Home address FAQs
It should be noted that applications from those who can upload proof of a Hong Kong home address and those residing in the Hong Kong Housing Authority Public Rental Housing will have priority. A PIN is provided to activate these accounts.
If applicants fail to provide proof of Hong Kong residential address or the system cannot verify their residential address, they will have to wait for a government confirmation letter. The letter will be sent to the applicant’s home address for account activation.
“Applicants who do not hold a Hong Kong ID card are required to bring the letter and ID with them to certain post offices for identity verification,” said a spokesman for the innovation and technology bureau.
Who can travel quarantine-free?
After quarantine-free travel to Guangdong Province or Macau Province is resumed, only people with a Green Hong Kong Health Code valid for the day who can meet other specific criteria can apply for code conversion to the Yuekang Code or the Macau Health Code.
The Hong Kong Health Code has been aligned with the codes of Guangdong Province and Macau through mutual data recognition mechanisms and color coding. In other words, the standard of red, amber, and green codes of the Hong Kong Health Code is generally the same as that of the YueKang Code or the Macau Health Code.
As part of the implementation of the Health Code, the HKSAR government is arranging outreach teams to go to the community, such as housing developments, street counters and MTR stations in Hong Kong’s 18 counties, to help citizens in need with making their applications. She also works with the telecommunications industry and charities to provide smartphones and SIM cards free of charge to those in need.
Different departments coordinate the relevant work. Details will be announced later. Currently, the public can call 3142 2330 for further inquiries.
Image / HKSAR government (Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Alfred Sit, along with Chief Information Officer of the Government, Victor Lam, and Deputy Chief Information Officer of the Government, Tony Wong, at the press conference to announce the details of the Hong Kong Health Act)