Coming to Hong Kong

You’re almost there! Before you set foot in Hong Kong, here is some essential information about travelling.

Good news - Nationals of about 170 countries and territories may visit Hong Kong without a visa/entry permit for a period ranging from 7 days to 180 days. For more information on visa/entry permit requirements for visitors to the HKSAR, you may refer to the "Visit Visa / Entry Permit Requirements for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region" webpage.


For any queries, please enquire with any Chinese embassy or consulate to receive up-to-date information.

If you plan to visit popular restaurants, it’s best to book your table in advance. Many pubs and wineries are located in Tsim Sha Tsui and Central, but if you want to taste more local cuisines or try to eat street food at a Dai Pai Dong, the Temple Street Night Market is also a great place to explore.


Extending the cultural ambience to dinner is also viable! Here is a list of the best restaurants in town with exquisite artworks on walls that rival local galleries, as recommended by Time Out Hong Kong.


Other than that, nearly everywhere in Hong Kong has countless dining options—Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian and regional Chinese cuisines… The only advice we give is not to make your decision too quickly! There might be another restaurant you’ll discover right around the corner. Click here to see the full dining guide provided by the Hong Kong Tourism Board.


Most restaurants add a 10-percent service charge to the bill, and usually accept credit card payments. To be safe, you always can check with the waiter before being seated.

After a day of exciting programmes and rewarding conversations, what else do you need other than a big comfy bed? HKPAX has formed partnership with a series of hotels with different ranges of discounted rates for you to choose. Please book your accommodation through the hotels’ respective reservation links. Click here to view the hotel info.

Hong Kong is one of the busiest, most populated and convenient cities in Asia. An efficient network of transportation options makes travelling efficient and enjoyable.


whether by taxi, ferry, mass transit railway (MTR), bus or tram. There is a wide selection of convenient payment methods (e.g., cash, Octopus Card and e-Wallets.


You can find the quickest routes for your journeys with the help of ‘HKeMobility’ — an all-in-one travel mobile app developed by Hong Kong’s Transport Department. Transit routes, fares, journey and arrival times and real-time traffic conditions on nearly all public transportation are provided for you to plan your journey.


For more details, please visit the website of the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

The city accepts Hong Kong dollars, but e-payments are possible in many places as well. You can confirm with the staff before you make any purchase.

Because of its historical legacy, English and Chinese signage can be found almost everywhere in Hong Kong. Most Hong Kong people can speak Putonghua and Cantonese, their mother tongue.

Hong Kong is a city brimming with museums, galleries, small theatres and boutique bookstores. Strolling around, you can discover many fusion arts and interesting secrets of Asian traditions.


We specifically recommend the West Kowloon Cultural District, where M+ (the museum of 20th- and 21st-century visual cultures), Xiqu Centre (a venue featuring traditional Chinese lyrical theatre) and the Hong Kong Palace Museum (with more than 900 priceless treasures from Beijing’s Palace Museum) are located. All these venues are within walking distance from the HKPAX hub, and you can picnic on the comfortable lawn of the Art Park while enjoying a stunning harbour view.


Other cultural landmarks scattered across the city include the Hong Kong Museum of Art in Tsim Sha Tsui, Tai Kwun in Central and PMQ in Sheung Wan, to name a few.

Hong Kong generally enjoys warm temperatures and bright sunny skies, but in case of exceptions, you can visit HK Observatory’s website before you go out.

Free Wifi is provided in many public and private areas. Please check Wi-Fi.HK’s website to see hotspot locations.

Diversity is one of Hong Kong’s core values. To ensure that everyone can enjoy HKPAX, barrier-free facilities are incorporated in most venues. For more information about transport accessibility, please visit the Hong Kong Tourism Board website.

No quarantine is required, but if you feel unwell or test positive for COVID-19, you are advised to adopt health measures for preventing respiratory diseases, such as wearing a mask and opening windows to ensure adequate ventilation. For more details, please visit the Travel Health Service website.