A passport that is valid for at least one month after the end of your trip is required for both U.S. and Canadian citizens to enter and depart the country. Please ensure that the name on your passport matches all travel documents we have issued. If this is not the case, please contact us immediately.
Please make a photocopy of your passport’s identification page and keep it separate from your original. It’s also a good idea to leave a digital copy with someone at home. This may speed up the replacement process should you lose your passport.
Both Canadian and American citizens need a visa to enter Hong Kong. You have to apply for a visa at the Hong Kong embassy within your country. Make sure to check maximum duration per visit. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Hong Kong for the most up-to-date visa information.
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If there are any medical items essential to your health, such as prescription drugs or corrective eye wear, bring duplicates and divide them between your checked bags and hand luggage. While non-prescription drugs such as aspirin are generally available, it is difficult to replace prescription items.
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Hong Kong is home to four distinct seasons. Winter is generally cool and dry with temperatures between 15-19 °C. Spring is unstable and wet with temperatures changing from day to day, but it is usually between 17-21°C. Summer weather is hot and humid, and thunderstorms and brief showers are common, as well as sunny conditions. Summer temperatures usually range from 24-28°C. Autumn is the most pleasant season with high temperatures from 22-27°C but very little humidity and rain.
For up-to-date forecasts, check www.weather.com.
Electricity: In Hong Kong the standard electrical voltage is 220 Volts AC, 50Hz, and the majority of outlets are UK-style plugs with three prongs. Most hotels can supply adapters for this.
Do not use 110V outlets marked ‘FOR SHAVERS ONLY’ for anything else as they will not work and may even get damaged.
Phone: Roaming charges vary between carriers, but tend to be quite costly. Consult your phone provider prior to departure to discuss overseas rates and international package options.
Internet: Internet access is widely available across Hong Kong. In many places across Hong Kong, there is free Wi-Fi provided by the government. Many hotels and restaurants provide free Wi-Fi or terminals for their guests. If you bring your own phone and/or laptop, several providers offer mobile internet services (EDGE/3G) services as well.