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Hong Kong international travel guide in 2024

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Hong Kong ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

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Hong Kong is Part of China with main city at Hong Kong. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 15.79 ยฐC in Hong Kong with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 52.60 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Hong Kong. Internet speed in Hong Kong is on average 16.8 Mbps. In Hong Kong you drive on the left side. Its Developed country with a population of 7M people. The main currency is Hong Kong Dollar. The languages spoken are English and Chinese. Automatic teller machines are common in Hong Kong. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Developed ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~15.79 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~52.60 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 7M people

Hong Kong Travel Advice

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution
We've reviewed our advice for Hong Kong. We haven't changed the level of our advice, exercise a high degree of caution. Hong Kong's National Security Law could be interpreted broadly, and you could break the law without intending to. If you're concerned about the law, reconsider your need to remain in Hong Kong (see 'Local laws'). Cannabidiol (CBD) is listed as a dangerous drug in Hong Kong. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment (see 'Local laws'). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong Weather

๐ŸŒค๏ธ Temperature

๐ŸŒง Rainfall

Hong Kong Essential travel details

๐Ÿ”Œ Plugs

Hong Kong uses 220V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

๐ŸŒ Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English and Chinese

Money in Hong Kong

๐Ÿ’ฑ Currencies Used

Hong Kong uses the Hong Kong dollar (symbol: $), code HKD.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 150, 100, 50, 20 and 10 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5, 2 and 1 dollars and 50, 20 and 10 cents.

๐Ÿง ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Hong Kong. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Hong Kong. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small โ€˜extraโ€™ tip. Receipts usually include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Calling in Hong Kong

๐Ÿ“ก Internet

Internet speed in Hong Kong is on average 16.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Hong Kong is high. Many hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

๐Ÿ“ฑ Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 160.98 HKD, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: 3 (Three), CSL, China Mobile or SmarTone. Hong Kong uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Hong Kong upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

๐Ÿ“ž Calling

To call Hong Kong, dial +, then 852 (the country code for Hong Kong), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Hong Kong, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

Driving in Hong Kong

๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ Road rules

In Hong Kong you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, 50-70 km/h (31-43 mph) on undivided highways, 70-110 km/h (43-68 mph) on motorways and 70-110 km/h (43-68 mph) on expressways.

๐Ÿ†˜ Emergency

Police
+236 21 61 30 72
Ambulance
114
Fire department
118

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Hong Kong travel details

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