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Hong Kong residents in the US who need assistance can contact the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices in Washington, New York or San Francisco. For urgent assistance outside office hours, Hong Kong residents abroad can call the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit 24-hour hotline at (852) 1868. In the event that Hong Kong residents who need assistance are not able to call the hotline due to the service settings of their telecommunication services operators or other reasons, they may try adding “0000” after entering “1868”.
 

Hong Kong residents in the US who need assistance can contact the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices in Washington, New York or San Francisco. For urgent assistance outside office hours, Hong Kong residents abroad can call the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit 24-hour hotline at (852) 1868. In the event that Hong Kong residents who need assistance are not able to call the hotline due to the service settings of their telecommunication services operators or other reasons, they may try adding “0000” after entering “1868”.


   
Entry requirement to Hong Kong from the US

Currently, only fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents from the US are allowed to board flights for Hong Kong. Prior to boarding, in addition to vaccination record, they are required to present a negative result proof of a polymerase chain reaction-based (PCR-based) nucleic acid test for COVID-19, conducted within 72 hours before the scheduled time of flight departure. They are also required to present a documentary proof in English to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is recognized/ approved/ ISO15189 accredited. Recognized laboratories in the US may be located via the database website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or here. The print out of the relevant record can serve as a documentary proof. Inbound travelers also need to have confirmation of room reservation for 21 nights in a designated quarantine hotel. Upon arrival in Hong Kong, these travelers will need to comply with compulsory testing requirement. Details here.

Entry requirement to Hong Kong from the US

   
Experience Hong Kong’s arts and culture scene from the comfort of your home

Through a newly created webpage, we hope to bring you some of Hong Kong’s best and diverse arts and cultural programs for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. We will showcase Hong Kong's vibrant arts and cultural scene though webinar discussions, performances, art exhibitions and many other collaborations. Details here.

Experience Hong Kong’s arts and culture scene from the comfort of your home
   
Business environment report published

The Hong Kong SAR Government has published "Report on Hong Kong's Business Environment: A Place with Unique Advantages and Unlimited Opportunities", setting out Hong Kong's current business environment and advantages following the events over the past two years, as well as the development opportunities available to the city under the country's new phase and pattern of development. Details here.

Business environment report published
   
Hong Kong ranked freest economy again

Fraser Institute once again ranked Hong Kong as the world's freest economy in the Economic Freedom of the World 2021 Annual Report. The decision affirms Hong Kong’s long-standing and steadfast commitment to building a free economy with a level playing field. Details here.

Hong Kong ranked freest economy again
   
Hong Kong rises to third place in Global Financial Centres Index

Hong Kong ranked third in the latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) Report, up by one place from the last index. Details here.

Hong Kong rises to third place in Global Financial Centres Index
   
Recruitment of Administrative Officers

The Hong Kong SAR Government is recruiting Administrative Officers (AO) to join its rank of public administrators, who are tasked with formulating policies that are in the overall public interest and meet the changing aspirations of the society. Applicants are required to have the requisite Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) and a pass in the Basic Law Test (BLT). Applicants in the US who have not yet possess the requisite CRE results, may also apply and may take part in the upcoming CRE and BLT, tentatively scheduled for Dec 4, 2021 in New York and San Francisco, subject to the the latest pandemic situation. Application will close on Oct 8, 2021 (5 pm, Hong Kong time). Details here.

Recruitment of Administrative Officers
   
Applications open for PhD Fellowship program

Fresh candidates seeking to pursue full-time PhD degrees in Hong Kong, irrespective of their country of origin, prior work experience and ethnic background, are eligible to apply for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme at eight of the city’s universities. The Fellowship offers an annual stipend of US$41,400 and a conference and research-related travel allowance of US$1,730 per year per awardee for a period up to three years. Seize the opportunity and submit your application for the 2022/23 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme by Dec 1. Details here.

Applications open for PhD Fellowship program
   
Hong Kong’s infrastructure – fast and efficient

Fast and efficient: Hong Kong’s reputation as an easy place to live and work is reinforced by advanced infrastructure that amplifies the city’s advantages as a trendsetter in Asia for business and lifestyle. Details here.

Hong Kong’s infrastructure – fast and efficient
   
Hong Kong – from Change to Chance

In times of change, Hong Kong goes all in to create opportunities for the city and its partners. With this "Hong Kong In" spirit, the city will continue to work with stakeholders to make Hong Kong a better place to live, learn and grow. Details here.

Hong Kong – from Change to Chance
   
Hong Kong Observatory's observing station becomes world's first accredited centennial upper air observing station

The upper air observing station of the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) became the world's first centennial upper air observing station accredited by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Details here.

Hong Kong Observatory's observing station becomes world's first accredited centennial upper air observing station
   

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