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Passport & Visa

Passport: All visitors travel to Hong Kong must have a passport which is valid for at least one month for staying in Hong Kong.

Visa: Most foreign Visitors can enjoy a visa-free treatment for 7-90 days, depending on their nationalities(sorting by Alphabet)

Visa-free for 14 Day Stay
Citizens of: 


Algeria Benin Bhutan Bosnia and Herzegovina Burkina Faso Central African Republic Comoros croatia


Djibouti Equatorial Guinea Gabon Guinea Guinea Bissau Haiti India Lesotho


Macedonia Madagascar Mali Marshall Islands  Micronesia Mongolia Mozambique


Niger Palau Phillippines Russia Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe Suriname Ukraine Vatican

Visa-free for 30 Day stay
Citizens of:


Bahrain Bolivia Cape Verde Costa Rica Dominican Republic El Salvador  Honduras


Indonesia Jordan Kuwait Morocco Oman Paraguay Peru Qatar


Samoa Saudi Arabia South Africa Thailand Tunisia Uganda

Visa-free for 90 Day stay 
Citizens of:


Akrotiri Andorra Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Australia Austria


Bahamas Barbados Belgium Belize Bermuda Botswana Brasil British Indian Ocean Territory British Virgin Islands Brunei Bulgaria


Canada Cayman Islands Chile Colombia Cyprus Czech Republic


Denmark Dhekelia Dominica


Ecuador Egypt Estonia


Falkland Islands Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France


Germany Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada

H, I:

Hungary Iceland Israel Italy Jamaica

J, K:

Japan Kenya Kiribati korea(Republic of)


Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania


Malawi Malaysia Maldives Malta Mauritius Mexico Monaco Montserrat


Namibia Nauru New Zealand Norway Papua New Guinea Pitcairn Islands Poland Portugal Romania


Saint Helena Saint Kitts Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines San Marino Seychelles Singapore Slovakia Slovenia South Georgia Spain Suomi Swaziland Sweden Switzerland


Tanzania Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Turkey Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu

U, V, Z:

United States Uruguay VanuatuVenezuela Zambia Zimbabwe

Visa-free for 180 Day stay
Citizens of:

United Kingdom

Always Visa Required:
(except in direct transit by air and when the person does not leave the airport transit area)


Afghanistan Albania Angola Armenia Azerbaijan

B, C:

Bangladesh Belarus Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Congo(Republic of) Costa Rica

E, G, I, K:

Eritrea Ethiopia Georgia Ghana Iran Iraq Kazakhstan Kyrgystan

L, M, N:

Laos Lebanon Liberia Libya Moldova Montenegro Myanmar Nepal Nicaragua Nigeria North Korea

P, S:

Pakistan Palestine Panama Senegal Serbia Sierra Leone Solomon Islands Somalia Sri_Lanka Sudan Syria

T, U, V:

Tajikistan Togo Turkmenistan Tuvalu  Uzbekistan Vietnam


The label - HK$ is the legal tender in Hong Kong, you can use a flexible currency converter to get updating rate.US$1.00 can exchange about HK$7.70.Foreign currencies and travelers’ cheques also acceptable for exchanging at banks or authorized money exchange shops. In general, Visa, Master, and American Express credit cards are available used at most Hong Kong shops, restaurants.

Useful Phone Number

Police, fire and ambulance emergency number: 999

Consumer Council: +852 2929 2222

Hong Kong International Airport: +852 2181 8888

Hong Kong Immigration Department: +852 2824 6111

HKTB Visitor Hotline: 2508 1234

Time and Temperature: 18501

Weather: 187 8200

Visitor Centers

Hong Kong International Airport Visitor CentreAdd: Buffer Halls A and B, Arrivals Level, Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport

Lo Wu Information CenterAdd: Arrival Hall, 2/F, Lo Wu Terminal Building

Kowloon Visitor CenterAdd: Star Ferry Concourse, Tsim Sha Tsui

Hong Kong Island Visitor CenterAdd: The Peak Piazza (around The Peak Tower and The Peak Galleria)Only daily service: 9 am - 9 pm

Useful online apps

Ask Ting Ting
Ask Ting Ting is launched as the first mobile city guide software in Hong Kong, which could instead of guide books and tour guide. It is designed for convenience these independent Hong Kong travelers. Benefits highlights are over 50 videos, free internet used by your phones and other WIFI devices, free local calls and free IDD calls. Details of renting cost are at
Free Apps from HKTB
Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) launched it for helping to provide essential information of shopping, sightseeing, dining, and local foods; every new visitor can download this app once only, mobile website at or details meet

Free Internet Access

You can get free Internet support covered at many coffee shops around Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, Causeway Bay, and Wan Chai. It also accesses available at MTR stations. Some public places are using free WIFI available, such as Hong Kong International Airport, public libraries and government buildings.

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