For the most updated tourist information, please visit the website of the Hong Kong Tourism Board at www.discoverhongkong.com.
Hong Kong is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (+8GMT).
Both Chinese and English are official languages. Cantonese is the most widely spoken Chinese dialect in Hong Kong. Most signs are in both English and Chinese.
Located at the heart of Asia, Hong Kong is a highly accessible city. The state-of-the-art Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok of Lantau Island operates 24 hours a day. For more information about Hong Kong International Airport, please visit www.hongkongairport.com.
Passport and Visa
Hong Kong has a liberal visa policy, allowing visa-free entry to nationals of more than 170 countries and territories. For country-specific visa information, please visit www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/hkvisas_4.htm.
Hong Kong is so compact that getting around is quick and easy. An efficient public transport system – networks of urban underground trains (MTR), numerous routes of trams, buses and ferries – enable visitors to explore Hong Kong conveniently and safely on their own.