Hong Kong Drops Mask Rules For International Travellers


Good news for travellers who are planning to visit Hong Kong. According to an announcement made by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, the mandatory mask-wearing has been lifted starting from March 1, 2023.

This means that all visitors to Hong Kong will no longer be required to wear masks indoors and outdoors, allowing them to fully enjoy the city’s iconic and new experiences.

It is worth noting that Hong Kong ended its strict Covid rules last year, including restrictions on public gatherings, and will also discontinue the use of vaccine passes, as well as all Covid-related measures. The requirement to wear masks, however, was not lifted at that time.

The announcement coincides with the city’s preparations for a number of international mega events in the coming months, including

  • Clockenflap (March 3-5)
  • Art Basel (March 23-25), and
  • Hong Kong Sevens (March 31 – April 2)

This is expected to attract a large number of travellers from near and far.

Visitors to Clockenflap can now dance and sing along with the performers without having to wear a mask. They can also cheer on their favourite teams while sipping cold drinks at the renowned Hong Kong Sevens. Furthermore, visitors to Art Basel Hong Kong can meet world-class gallerists without wearing a mask, making the experience even more enjoyable.


Hong Kong Looks to Jump-Start Tourism Industry

The decision to drop the mask requirement comes as the city seeks to revitalise its tourism industry, which has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With a high vaccination rate and stringent quarantine measures, Hong Kong has worked tirelessly to keep the virus under control. The removal of the mandatory mask-wearing requirement for visitors demonstrates the success of these efforts.


In conclusion, Hong Kong is well-known for its thriving arts and culture scene, world-class shopping and dining, and stunning natural scenery. With the lifting of the mask rule, visitors can now fully enjoy all that Hong Kong has to offer.

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