Keeping the campus COVID-19 free is a priority of Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong. This is a priority that requires cooperation, support and a collective effort from all members of the College community.

As of this issuance, there is none among our staff or students who has been reported to have been infected with COVID-19. 

The College continues to strictly enforce health measures across the campus, including regular temperature checks, wearing of masks within the Academic Block, regular cleaning and sanitisation of both residential and common areas, and implementation of social distancing measures in seating arrangements.

Being a residential community with 250 students from 80 countries, open communication and regular coordination are also key in ensuring that our students and their parents are not only assured but are well-informed of initiatives of the College in maintaining health and wellness on campus. Public advisories are also issued on the College website to keep the public in the loop.

As College Year 2020/2021 draws near, the College has written to all students and their parents on arrangements covering travel, mandatory 14-day quarantine, and information on temporary hotel provisions and a dedicated team to handle concerns related to arrivals. Teachers are also prepared to implement blended learning to provide unhampered learning opportunities to those who may not yet be able to join the campus due to travel restrictions at or involving their home countries.

An FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) is made available below on arrangements and measures that are being undertaken by the College. A detailed version has been sent to all students and their parents. The same FAQ will be updated with new information as developments take shape.

For any questions or concerns related to measures that the College is taking as it prepares for the opening of a new academic year in August, you may e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Frequently Asked Questions on Arrival Arrangements for 2020/2021
(Issued: 13 July 2020)

1. When should I book my flight?

Please do not book your flight until you have received your newly applied/renewed Hong Kong student visa. If possible, we suggest that you book for a flight that allows for flexible change of dates and cancellation.

2. How long is the visa application period? When will I know the result? 

The College is working very closely with the Immigration Department for your visa applications and the process can take up to 10 weeks. Once we have received your student visa, we will send you a separate letter informing you of the next steps. We will send you your student visa by courier.

3. Where will I undertake the mandatory 14-day quarantine?

For those eligible for a home-based quarantine, the College has arranged for you to stay ata hotel during your mandatory 14-day quarantine under a single-occupancy arrangement. Your room comes with all basic amenities, including free 24-hour WiFi, a mini fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Breakfast, lunch and dinner for the duration of your stay will also be provided, and snacks will be made available to you in your room.

For those traveling from countries such as Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and South Africa that have a relatively low testing rate per capita, the Department of Health will arrange for them to complete their 14-day compulsory quarantine at a government-designated quarantine centre after collecting their deep throat saliva samples upon arrival. Considering the issue of capacity at government-managed quarantine centres, the Hong Kong government will adopt a risk-based approach to decide which groups merit a stay in the centres. The college will not have any staff at these centres.

The currently operating government-managed quarantine centres are Chun Yeung Estate in Fo Tan and JPC Permanent Activity Centre and Integrated Youth Training Camp in Pat Heung, Yuen Long and Chai Wan Lei Yue Mun Park and Holiday Village.

Quarantine centres will provide the confinees with meals and essential daily personal necessities. WiFi cards for Internet connection can be provided if necessary. During the stay, healthcare workers would assess health conditions of confinees and refer them to hospital for management if needed.

4. Can I choose another hotel where I can do my quarantine?

The College would prefer you to stay at the designated hotel. Students under the age of 18 cannot by law book or reside at a hotel by themselves. For those 18 and above: If you wish to choose another hotel, the College cannot support transportation to the hotel and eventually to the campus upon completion of quarantine.  Staff assignments have also been made, therefore, there is no assurance of supervision when you stay at another hotel. 

5. I have family or friends in Hong Kong where I can stay for my quarantine. Can I stay with them?

Yes, as long as you meet the quarantine requirements set up by the Hong Kong Government and your host family takes full responsibility for you until you can join the College. Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inform us of your plans. 

6. What if there is a delay in the visa application process and/or flight arrangement and I won’t be able to arrive in Hong Kong on the said date?

The College will be supporting all students who are delayed through blended learning until you can arrive on campus safely. The College is ready to welcome students in different batches throughout the term. 

7. What happens if I decide not to travel to Hong Kong?

The College would prefer (if you are able) to be on campus. However, if you are unable to get a flight or your visa is not issued then the College will support you through blended learning. Unfortunately we anticipate there will be some students who will not be able to join us immediately and we will be able to provide distant academic support.

8. Where can I learn more about the testing procedure at the Hong Kong Airport?

You can find very helpful information regarding arrival to Hong Kong via the Hong Kong Airport as inbound travelers here:https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/quarantine_procedures_airport.html

You can also find commonly asked questions here:https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel-faq.html

9. What if I'm tested positive at the Hong Kong Airport?

If you test positive, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) will notify you as early as possible and arrange for admission to a public hospital for treatment. On receiving notification of confirmed cases of COVID-19, the CHP will conduct epidemiological investigation and contact tracing. Quarantine will be arranged for close contacts while medical surveillance will be arranged for other contacts.

Please update the College immediately of the status of your deep throat saliva test. 

10. Can my parents accompany me to Hong Kong and will the College provide  quarantine arrangements for them too?

Your parents will not be able to accompany you to Hong Kong unless they have a valid visa to enter Hong Kong. The Hong Kong border is currently open only to Hong Kong residents and only students with a valid student visa will be considered Hong Kong residents. 

If your parents have the valid visa to enter Hong Kong and would like to quarantine in the same hotel, your parents will need to settle a corresponding amount to cover their lodging and meals, if they intend to take the meal package the College has secured for you. If your parents are accompanying you and staying in the same hotel, please inform us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you decide to stay with your parents in another hotel, the same provision in No. 4 of this FAQ applies.

11. What will I do during the quarantine?

You need to be prepared with activities you can do in your room for 14 days. You have access to 24-hours WiFi. The College will be in contact with you at least once a day. 

12. I am a Hong Kong ID holder / Hong Kong dependent visa holder but I am currently stationed abroad. Will the College provide quarantine arrangements for me too? 

The quarantine arrangements by the College are prioritised for overseas students who require a student visa to enter Hong Kong. If you hold a Hong Kong permanent ID or a Hong Kong dependent visa, please arrange for your own place to stay for your mandatory 14-day quarantine. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need any assistance in this regard.

13. Who should I contact in case there is an emergency?

You will be provided with an emergency contact number of a person who will be based in your hotel and of a College representative who will oversee the quarantine requirements of all arriving overseas students. 

14. What if the Hong Kong government does not allow home-based quarantine to citizens of my country?

The Hong Kong government adopts a risk based approach in deciding whether an inbound traveller will be eligible for home-based quarantine or a government-arranged quarantine.

For those eligible for a home-based quarantine, the College will provide a hotel for you where you can undertake your 14-day mandatory quarantine.

For those traveling from countries such as Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and South Africa that have a relatively low testing rate per capita, the Department of Health will arrange for them to complete their 14-day compulsory quarantine at a government-designated quarantine centre after collecting their deep throat saliva samples upon arrival. Considering the issue of capacity at government-managed quarantine centres, the Hong Kong government will adopt a risk-based approach to decide which groups merit a stay in the centres.

The currently operating government-managed quarantine centres are Chun Yeung Estate in Fo Tan and JPC Permanent Activity Centre and Integrated Youth Training Camp in Pat Heung, Yuen Long and Chai Wan Lei Yue Mun Park and Holiday Village. 

Quarantine centres will provide the confinees with meals and essential daily personal necessities. WiFi cards for Internet connection can be provided if necessary. During the stay, healthcare workers would assess health conditions of confinees and refer them to hospital for management if needed.

15. If the current quarantine policy extends through the year, would I be allowed to return home for Winter Break? 

If the current quarantine policy (mandatory 14-day quarantine for all inbound travellers) extends until December 2020, all students would be strongly recommended to stay in Hong Kong during the winter break and not travel home. If you wish to return home for the holidays, you will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine and adhere to related quarantine guidelines imposed by the Hong Kong government at that time and at your own expense. The College will remain open during the break.