Travel Information

Hong Hong is a major metropolis with a strong international character. In addition to its Chinese traditions and the British colonial heritage, it is also the cultural meeting point of the East and West, with influences from Southeast Asia. English is widely spoken and understood in Hong Kong.

Time Difference

GMT/UTC + 8hrs

Entry Visa

For most nationalities, visitors not intending to work require only a valid passport for short visits and no tourist visa is required. You may also check with the immigration Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government as to the need for visas prior to entry into Hong Kong

AddressImmigration Department,
2/F Immigration Tower,
7 Gloucester Road,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel(852) 2824 6111
Fax(852) 2877 7711


Hong Kong dollar (HKD) is the official currency. It is pegged to the US dollar at HKD 7.8 to US$1.00 and is freely convertible. Traveler's check is easily cashed and major credit cards are widely accepted. ATM (ETC) facilities are widespread.


10% service charge is added to hotels and restaurants bills. It is also customary to leave a small tip.


The average temperature in March is 17-21 degree Celsius. The relative humidity is around 75-85%.

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