Hong Kong Airlines COVID-19 safety policies

Check the protective measures Hong Kong Airlines have introduced at the airport and onboard flights during COVID-19 to maximise customer safety during the coronavirus pandemic. Find out what it is like travelling with Hong Kong Airlines during COVID-19 by reading their guidance and policies.

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Hong Kong Airlines COVID-19 safety policies

Hong Kong Airlines COVID-19 policies

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At the Airport

Face mask

From 1 June 2020, all passengers travelling on Hong Kong Airlines flights will be required to wear a face covering or mask
Throughout the check-in process
Boarding at the departure gate
At all times when on board, except when eating or drinking or requested by our crew in an emergency situation
Disembarkation from the aircraft at the end of the flight
Passengers who are unable to wear a face covering for an extended period of time due to medical reasons may still be accepted for boarding but should declare this to our check-in agent. Questions on medical and travel history will be asked and your response will be noted in your booking record. We strongly suggest that you use alternative protection for the entire journey as recommended by your doctor.
Customers who arrive at our check-in counter without a face covering will be asked to comply with the Airport Authority’s requirement to wear a face mask in the restricted areas of the departure levels at Hong Kong International Airport. You will be asked to confirm that you have at least one face covering per customer in your travel party by showing these to our check-in agent.
You are highly recommended to keep your face covering on when moving around the airport for extra protection. Please check the face covering requirement of your departing and arriving airport before you travel.


Contact-free check-in: To minimise contact with one another, we encourage you to use the online check-in service up to 48 hours before your scheduled departure. If you are departing from Hong Kong or Beijing, self-service check-in kiosks are available at the airport. Self-baggage drop service is also available at Hong Kong International Airport.
Protection while waiting: If you find yourself in a queue during check-in or boarding, stand at least 1.5 metres from other passengers for safe distancing. Hand sanitizers and advisory signage are available at check-in areas, ticketing counters, transfer desks and boarding gates.


Mandatory temperature checks: If your flight is to Mainland China or any destinations classified as high-risk places, you are required to undergo temperature check at the boarding gate. If you have fever or display symptoms of COVID-19, you will not be permitted to board.
Contactless boarding: Boarding will be conducted by rows to avoid overcrowding. Where airport facilities are available, you will be asked to scan your own boarding pass under the assistance of our ground staff.

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Onboard the flight

Face mask

Mandatory face covering: Please ensure you wear a face covering or mask at all times from check-in, boarding and during your journey, except when eating, drinking or instructed by our crew in an emergency. Our crew will also check the cabin regularly to ensure a safe travel experience for everyone.

In the cabin

Interactions in the cabin: To minimise interaction on board, cabin activity will be limited. For hygiene reason, all cabin crew are required to wear surgical masks and protective rubber gloves at all times on board. Sanitizing wipes are available on request if you wish to clean your seating area or other belongings. You are welcome to request from our crew.

Meals & Beverages

Inflight catering service: Inflight catering services remain suspended until further notice. We are closely monitoring the situation, and will continuously review and modify our inflight services. Please stay tuned for our updates.

Duty free sales

Duty-free sales: Onboard duty-free services remain suspended until further notice. However, you can still enjoy a seamless shopping experience while staying home with our home delivery service. Passengers from Hong Kong and Mainland China can place your order on SkyShop and ToHome to purchase discounted products selected from around the world.

On the aircraft

Enhanced cleaning programme: Our advanced cleaning programme ensures cabins are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before you board. Only approved aircraft cleaning and disinfectant products are used to uphold high safety and cleanliness standards.


Disembarking: Our crew will guide you to disembark by rows and keep a distance from each other to avoid overcrowding in the cabin.

Other guidance

Track and trace measures: To assist local authorities with track and trace measures, you will be asked to provide contact information when booking on our official website. Our staff at the check-in counter will ask you for a current contact number if we don’t already have this. Please ensure you have fulfilled the entry restrictions and quarantine requirements of the destination.


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