5 Golden Rules for Foreigners' Marriage Plan in Hong Kong during COVID-19
(updated in June 2022)
As the COVID-19 situation got better around the world recently, we have noticed a trend where people are excited about getting married abroad again and obviously Hong Kong is one of the most popular wedding destinations for its minimal requirements and wide recognition. In recent months, there have been many foreigner couples enquiring about the possibilities of getting married in Hong Kong in time of COVID-19. We have summed up the following 5 rules for foreigner couples who are planning their wedding in Hong Kong during the pandemic:
1. Have the rules of foreigners getting married in Hong Kong been changed during COVID-19?
No, there is in fact no change for the marriage policy and wedding applications of foreigners are being accepted during the pandemic. You are allowed to register your marriage in Hong Kong regardless of your nationality or religion as always! For the general marriage requirements for foreigners, please go to this page.
2. Is the travel ban for foreigners still in force?
3. What if you haven't been vaccinated?
Strictly speaking, it is not a must to get vaccinated in order to get married in Hong Kong, it’s not a requirement under the Marriage Laws of Hong Kong. The rule is that part of the traveling restrictions can be exempted if the inbound travelers have been fully vaccinated (depending on your locations). For example, for foreigners residing in Mainland China, Macao or Taiwan, fully vaccinated travellers can shorten the compulsory quarantine period from 14 days to 7 days under some conditions. Generally speaking, the overall travelling requirements will be less strict for those who have been fully vaccinated.
Please note that the related policy changes from time to time so kindly refer to the updated information when planning your wedding.
4. Where can you find a reliable source of information?
5. What is the best way to plan your marriage in Hong Kong during COVID-19?
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