Travel to Hong Kong
Positioned at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta on the coast of south-eastern China, Hong Kong’s geographical position as a gateway between the East and West has made it an attractive, vibrant and densely populated global financial centre.
Hong Kong Island lies to the south of the beautiful Victoria harbour, while the Kowloon Peninsula forms its northern shores. To the north of Kowloon lies the New Territories, which stretch all the way to Mainland China. The commercial districts are easily accessible by efficient public transport.
Visa and Passport
All visitors to Hong Kong must have a valid passport to enter Hong Kong. Citizens of most countries do not require a visa to enter Hong Kong for tourism and can stay for periods varying from 7 to 180 days, depending on nationality. You can find further details about visa requirements on the Immigration Department website.
Hong Kong has a sub-tropical climate. June falls within the region's humid season. Typically, the weather would be hot and humid, with occasional showers and thunderstorms, an average temperature High of 80°F (27°C) and an average Low of 73°F (23°C). You can find detailed information about current and seasonal weather & 7 days weather forecast on the Hong Kong Observatory website.
English is widely spoken. Today, it is the language of preference in the government, business, and tourism. All official signs, public transport announcements, and most menus are bilingual. As a visitor, you can expect to encounter minimal problems communicating in English.
Hong Kong dollar (HK$) is the official currency. The currency is pegged to the US dollar at HK$7.8 to US$1.0. ATMs can be found almost everywhere. Many take international cards, and withdrawals can be made with Visa and MasterCard.
The standard electrical voltage in Hong Kong is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. The majority of electrical outlets in Hong Kong take a three-pronged UK-style plug.
Discover Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a vibrant place with a rich culture. You can browse the website of Hong Kong Tourism Board to explore Hong Kong attractions and activities.