Hong Kong opens borders to vaccinated Filipino and Indonesian helpers

From 30 August 2021, foreign domestic helpers from the Philippines and Indonesia who have been fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong government announced that it had reached bilateral vaccination record recognition agreements with the governments of both the Philippines and Indonesia. However, helpers will still need to undergo a quarantine period in a designated facility or hotel after arriving.

On 26 August 2021, the Hong Kong government announced that families employing a foreign domestic help could begin booking at Silka Tsuen Wan, a designated quarantine hotel. Regardless of where they are staying, the person booking the room must provide the helper’s passport copy, valid employment visa and a recognised vaccination record.

A government spokesperson said that depending on how the pandemic situation develops, they plan to gradually increase the number of designated quarantine rooms.