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FDHs vaccinated abroad can now use any designated quarantine hotel

22 February 2022

Metropark Hotel is just one of 44 additional quarantine hotels opened to first-time FDHs

Foreign domestic helpers vaccinated abroad will have a wider choice of hotels to stay for their 14-day quarantine when they arrive in Hong Kong starting March 1.

The government says all 44 hotels designated as quarantine hotels (DQHs) for all travelers arriving from abroad except FDHs who were vaccinated outside of Hong Kong will now be opened to everybody.

These hotels are in addition to the designated quarantine facilities (DQF) that had been previously assigned to such  FDHs. There used to be five of them, but two have been converted into Community Isolation Faciliies  (CIFs) which would house residents who test positive for Covid-19 with no or mild symptoms.


These developments, however, are of little consolation to domestic helpers waiting to fly from the Philipines as a ban on flights from the country has just been extended to Apr 20.

Flights from the Philipines are banned, along with those from Nepal, Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

FDHs are still arriving in Hong Kong from Indonesia, although at restricted numbers because a Cathay Pacific flight from Jakarta had been suspended for two weeks from Feb. 14. 

In a press release today, the government said FDHs who are staying in two hotels convertd to CIF -- Regala Skycity Hotel (Regala) and iclub Ma Tau Wai Hotel – will be transferred to Courtyard by Marriott in Shatin - one of the three remaining DQFs. The two others are Rambler Garden Hotel in Tsing Yi and O’Hotel in To Kwa Wan.

The list of other hotels that are now available for booking, with their room availability,  can be found here:

The dedicated FDH Portal ( set up by the Labour Department (LD) provides information and useful links relating to the quarantine arrangements of FDHs. Should there be any problem concerning the reservation for DQFs/DQHs for FDHs, contact the LD through its 24-hour hotline at 2717 1771 (manned by 1823) or by email to
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