HONG KONG TRAVEL GUIDE

INTRODUCTION

Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People's Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea.

 

Hong Kong is much more than a harbour city. The traveller weary of its crowded streets may be tempted to describe it as Hong Kongcrete. Yet, this territory with its cloudy mountains and rocky islands is mostly a rural landscape. Much of the countryside is classified as Country Park and, although 7 million people are never far away, it is possible to find pockets of wilderness that will reward the more intrepid tourist.

COVID-19 TRAVEL STATUS

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Hong Kong has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not Hong Kong passport holders, Permanent Identity Card holders, work or study visa holders, or British passport holders with “British Nationality (Overseas)” nationality with the right of abode in Hong Kong.Travelers who have only been in China, Taiwan, or Macau in the past 14 days may still enter.Hong Kong residents with an Identity card accompanied by a visa marked with “Permission to remain extended until” may enter Hong Kong within the validity of the permitted stay.Travelers who have been in the US, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa in the past 14 days must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in Chinese or English. They must also have a confirmation in English or Chinese of a hotel reservation in Hong Kong for at least 14 days. This does not apply to transit passengers.Airline crew, government officials, spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents, and personnel endorsed by the HKSAR government to engage in anti-epidemic work may also enter. As of July 8, airline crew members entering Hong Kong will be subject to COVID-19 testing and 14-day mandatory quarantine. All travelers eligible to enter Hong Kong must wear face masks, present a completed Health Declaration Form to the Department of Health upon arrival, and must undergo 14 days of compulsory quarantine. Certain groups of people traveling from mainland China, Taiwan and Macau may be granted an exemption from quarantine requirements by applying in advance to the Chief Secretary of the Administration. All arriving travelers (including transit passengers) will be subject to advanced screening measures, including temperature checks. For more information on entry requirements and restrictions, visit the Hong Kong SAR Government coronavirus website.From June 15, transit services at Hong Kong International Airport have now resumed for travelers who can be checked through from port of origin to final destination. Transiting between flights operated by different airlines is now allowed. Transiting through Hong Kong from, but not to, mainland China is now allowed until October 15. A number of restrictions still apply to transiting through Hong Kong, so it is advised to check with your airline or travel agent before traveling.

 

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  • Capital: Victoria (Central)
  • Currency: Hong Kong dollar ($, HKD)
  • Area: 1,092 km²
  • Population: 7,451 million (2018)
  • Language: Cantonese, English
  • Religion: mix of local religions (Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism) ~84%, minority atheists and Christian
  • Electricity: 220V, 50Hz (UK plug)
 

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 1 January, New Year’s Day
  • 1 May, Labor Day
  • 1 July, SAR Establishment Day
  • 1 October, National Day
  • 25 December, Christmas
  • 26 December, Boxing Day

Also, Chinese New Year (3 days), Tomb Sweeping Day (Qing Ming), Dragon Boat Festival, the day after Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, Chung Yeung Festival, the day after Chung Yeung Festival, and Buddha’s Birthday according to the Chinese lunar calendar. Also, Good Friday through Easter Monday.

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WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Subtropical Monsoon; Cool And Humid In Winter, Hot And Rainy From Spring Through Summer, Warm And Sunny In Fall

TOURIST SEASONS

Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

HIKE & CYCLE:

The best time for outdoor activities in Hong Kong is from October to April, with October to December being the most pleasant temperature wise and December to February being the coldest but clearest months.

BEACH:

Hong Kong has some lovely beaches but be warned, they can get very crowded! The weather can be good from May to August, with June, July and August being the hottest months.

WIND:

Hong Kong has some great conditions for both kitesurfing and windsurfing from September to May when the east and northeast winds prevail. Shui Hau Bay is the hot spot for kitesurfing.

SURFING:

You can find good surf in Hong Kong, but the conditions can also be dangerous, so take this into consideration. Sai Wan is the most accessible beach and probably also the most beginner friendly. Tai Wan has the most consistent surf break but is very isolated and can have strong rip tides. At Ham Tin the waves break closer to the shore.

 
 

HEALTH

Be aware of possible health risks in 

Hong Kong

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