Situated on the southeast coast of China and with a total area of 1,104 square kilometers (400 square miles), Hong Kong has a population of over 7 million people. It is a vibrant city that blends both east and west cultures, the "Asia's World City" attracts tourists from around the world. (Visit the Hong Kong Tourism Board for further information.)
It is Winter in Hong Kong from December to February. The weather is cool, dry and cloudy, with occasional cold fronts. The average temperature: 12℃ to 20℃.
Standard time in Hong Kong is 8 hours ahead of GMT.
The legal tender is the Hong Kong dollar (HK$), which is linked to the US dollar, and trades at around HK$7.8 to US$1.
Please click here for the Hong Kong maps provided by the Hong Kong Tourism Board.
Free Wi-Fi services are widespread in Hong Kong. You can find these and other free Wi-Fi hotspots at these locations in Hong Kong.
Passport holders of a number of countries can enter Hong Kong without a visa for a period of 90 days. Anyone wishing to stay longer than the visa-free period must apply for a visa before travelling to Hong Kong.
All visitors to Hong Kong must have valid travel documents, endorsed where necessary for Hong Kong. These should be valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure from Hong Kong. You may also visit the Immigration Department of Hong Kong for further details.
Overseas participants may enter Hong Kong from the Hong Kong International Airport. When arriving in Hong Kong, passengers should proceed to the Immigration Hall.
You should have the following documents ready:
Arriving passengers clear Immigration in about 10 minutes, collect their baggage [baggage carousel will indicate the flight number on the big blue sign] and then proceed to the Arrivals Hall and Ground Transportation Centre. If you cannot find your baggage or would like to report on baggage damage, please approach your airline for assistance.
Passengers can check-in from airport, as well as from Hong Kong and Kowloon stations of the Airport Express Railway from one day in advance to 90 minutes before take-off for these airlines.
Passengers should check in well in advance of the departure of their flight. Please contact your airlines for more information on check-in times.