Hong Kong travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Hong Kong with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Hong Kong.

Hong Kong travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Hong Kong with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Hong Kong - quick facts
Flight time 12 hours
Time difference UK +8 hours
Language(s) Cantonese, English
Currency Hong Kong Dollar
Electricity G plug (220V)
Driving side Left

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Hong Kong weather

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Hong Kong travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Hong Kong from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Hong Kong.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Hong Kong travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Hong Kong with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Hong Kong, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Hong Kong covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Hong Kong with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Hong Kong travel features

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Hong Kong FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Hong Kong including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Hong Kong due to Covid-19?

Hong Kong is open for tourism from the UK.

Negative PCR or Antigen test results required for arrivals from the UK.

Check out Hong Kong Government for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Hong Kong?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Hong Kong. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Hong Kong from the UK?

The flight time to Hong Kong from the UK is typically 12 hours.

Flights to Hong Kong

What is the time difference between Hong Kong and the UK?

The time difference between Hong Kong and the UK is UK time+8 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Hong Kong?

The main languages spoken in Hong Kong are Cantonese and English.

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What is the currency in Hong Kong?

The currency in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong Dollar (HKD).

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Which plugs are used in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong uses electrical plug type G (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Hong Kong?

They drive on the left side of the road in Hong Kong.

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