A full overview of what you can expect completing a full 14 night hotel quarantine, based on our experience in August 2021.
It’s no secret, Hong Kong has maintained one of the strictest policies regarding rules & procedures to enter the country across the world. As a result, entering these days can be quite a hassle.
As the situation regarding requirements, quarantine length and required documents is constantly changing, your best bet to understand the exact quarantine requirements that will apply to you at your time of travel is to stay up to date on the government’s comprehensive guides.
This is the link to the relevant website which we recommend you do extensive research on as well as reading/asking questions in the HK quarantine support group on FB, which was tremendously helpful in our experience.
At the time of our arrival to Hong Kong (August 2021) we were subject to 14 nights quarantine in a government approved hotel. After doing research of the 33 hotels on the list at the time and reading many horror stories about people’s experience's quarantining, we chose the Four Points by Sheraton Tung Chung for our Hong Kong quarantine hotel experience.
This post will give you a better understanding of what you can expect when completing the Hong Kong quarantine experience at the Four Points by Sheraton Tung Chung. If you're wondering what to pack or bring this post on the 11 things that will help you get through the experience will help.
Getting to the Four Points & location
Upon our landing in HK early in the morning, the process of de-boarding, going through airport arrival procedures for us at the time (all checks, documentation and PCR testing) took around 2-3 hours.
After you complete all procedures, you can proceed to collect your luggage and find your shuttle bus to the hotel. Free shuttle buses were provided and took us & our luggage to the quarantine hotel free of charge.
The Four Points is located on Lantau Island, which geographically means you’re very close to the airport. In fact, it was the first stop of our shuttle bus and took around 15 minutes drive from the airport.
Having said that, being on Lantau means you do have a more limited access to Hong Kong’s restaurants & delivery services. Overall though, unless you’re planning to order daily takeaway, which you should not need to do with this hotel’s food quality, we found the surrounding selection just fine.
A few general principles of the Hong Kong quarantine hotel experience
When you arrive at the hotel you will firstly need to proceed to the check-in, pay for your room if you haven’t yet and receive your room key.
Since you are strictly prohibited from leaving your room at all time during your quarantine period, the key that is issued to you is a one-time key. So keep in mind that once you use it to open the door once, it will no longer work after that. This can be especially important when getting all your luggage into the room - don’t let the door close until you’re done!