Hong Kong international travel advice

Landscape view of Hong Kong

Hong Kong 🇭🇰

Hong Kong is Part of China with main city at Hong Kong. Its Developed country with a population of 7M people. The main currency is Hong Kong Dollar. The languages spoken are English and Chinese. It is adviced to Exercise a high degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~15.41 °C   🌧 ~31.17 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 7M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution

There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus in China, originating from Wuhan City in Hubei Province. Travel advice for China has been updated: <https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/china> The Hong Kong Government has activated its Emergency Response Level in relation to the coronavirus. Passengers arriving into Hong Kong may undergo temperature screening at all border control points. If you have symptoms, you may be taken to hospital for further testing. If authorities suspect you're infected, you may need to stay in hospital or be quarantined. Talk to your doctor before travelling. The Hong Kong Centre for Health and Protection has set up a dedicated webpage on this issue: <www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102465.html> See our Smartraveller news update on novel coronavirus outbreak for more information: <https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/news-and-updates/novel-coronavirus-outbreak> We haven’t changed our advice level: Exercise a high degree of caution in Hong Kong. See Safety

issued date: January 26, 2020

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English and Chinese

Money

💱 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.

🏧 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 — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ 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 ‘extra’ tip. Receipts usually include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Calling

📡 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.

📱 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.

📞 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

🛣️ 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.

🆘 Emergency

Police

+236 21 61 30 72

Ambulance

114

Fire department

118

Last updated: January 27, 2020