Hong Kong destination information

All you need to know before visiting Hong Kong

Hong Kong summary

Hong Kong is a small country with around 7M Hong Kong. Official languages are Chinese and English. Hong Kong uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+08:00. Currency used in Hong Kong is Hong Kong Dollar (HKD).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 18
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 45

ATMs in Hong Kong are Common. Internet speed in Hong Kong is on average 16.8 Mbps. In Hong Kong you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Hong Kong
🗣️ English Chinese
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 7M ☀️ ~23 °C 🌧 ~182 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 1k km2 (0k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • English
  • Chinese


Currency 💱

1 HKD = 0.12 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦


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.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Hong Kong uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :

+236 21 61 30 72

Ambulance :


Fire department :


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 .

international: + 852 2 1234567
calling local: 2 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Hong Kong is on average 16.8 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Hong Kong is high. Many hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

In Hong Kong you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

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.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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Hong Kong embassies

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