Do I need a visa to visit Hong Kong?
To enter Hong Kong you need a passport that is valid for at least six months. Travelers from more than 160 counties can visit the region without a visa with a stay ranging from 7 to 180 days according to nationality. Check the list of Hong Kong Visa Exemptions for Foreign Countries/Areas
. When satisfying the above conditions, you will be issued with a landing slip on arrival at Hong Kong Immigration points. Look after the slip as it is required when you leave.
Travelers who are not exempt need to obtain a visa before arrival. It is almost impossible to obtain a visa on arrival.
Is English widely spoken in Hong Kong?
Yes, English is widely used in the region as one of the official languages together with Chinese. There are plenty of English signs in places most visited by travelers. Also, hotel staff, waiters and shop assistants in the tourist centralized area are all able to communicate in English.
What is the currency in Hong Kong? Where can I exchange money?
The currency is the Hong Kong Dollar. Moneychangers are everywhere in the city with varying exchange rates and service fees, so it is quite easy to get local currency.
For your information, you may exchange a small amount of HK dollars at the airport upon arrival in case you need it to get into the city. When you are in the downtown area, you can exchange money at the banks with the best exchange rates. The star-rated hotels all provide convenient money exchange services to their guests. Customers with AMEX cards can draw HK Currency through ATMs directly and those with VISA and Master cards can draw local currency from marked ATMs.
Can I use my electronic devices in Hong Kong?
The common power voltage is 220 Volt 50 Hz AC. British Standard three-pronged outlets are widely used in the region. Most hotels ranking above 3 stars provide electrical outlets of both 110V and 220V in the bathrooms. As the shapes of sockets and voltage vary among countries, a portable plug adaptor is usually necessary. You can buy one at the convenience stores in your local country or when you arrive.
I see some of your China tours from Hong Kong do not offer guided service in Hong Kong. May I know the reason?
Due to the higher cost of living in Hong Kong, guided tour charges are much higher than any other city in mainland China. It is a cosmopolitan metropolis with a good urban transport system and widespread use of English. Therefore we usually just book the hotel accommodation in Hong Kong and offer independent travel ideas to reduce the cost for the clients.