An American or Canadian passport containing at least one (1) blank page and valid for six (6) months beyond end of stay is required to enter Hong Kong. If the name on your passport does not match the name on the travel documents issued by Kensington Tours, please contact your Destination Expert immediately. Citizens of other nationalities should check with respective authorities before departure.
Keep your passport (or a copy) on your person at all times when traveling within Hong Kong. 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. Doing so may speed up the replacement process should you lose your passport.
Visas are not required to enter Hong Kong for stays of up to 90 days.
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Cancellation and Medical Insurance is highly recommended as it can safeguard against the expenses associated with in-country medical emergencies, lost or delayed baggage and emergency cancellation or interruption of your trip. Please ensure your policy will provide you with upfront medical coverage so that you are not responsible for a hefty doctor’s bill while away. Insurance can be purchased through us.
While not mandatory, it is always wise to confirm that your routine vaccinations are up to date before traveling abroad.
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 possesses a subtropical monsoon climate. Expect cool and humid winters, hot and rainy springs and summers, and warm and sunny autumns. The terrain is generally hilly to mountainous with steep slopes, with lowlands in the north.
For detailed forecasts, visit accuweather.com/en/hk/hong-kong-weather.
What to wear
In general, there are no serious cultural issues concerning apparel in Hong Kong. The climate is subtropical monsoon, so we recommend travelers pack loose-fitting clothing options made from natural fabrics. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
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Electricity: 220V is used across the whole of Hong Kong. Socket types and sizes do vary however, but adapters can often be borrowed from the hotel. Laptop and phone chargers usually work on both 110v/220v. 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: High speed and Wi-Fi connections are readily available in the major towns and cities, but once you enter rural areas the internet becomes harder to find. Please note that it is extremely difficult to access Facebook in China and its territories. Wi-fi and internet service provided in properties is at the discretion of each establishment and Kensington Tours has no control over this. Please feel free to check with your Sales Consultant before travel if you’d like to know internet set up at each of your properties or contact the properties directly so you are aware of their internet policy if this is important to you. You may like to speak to your internet provider prior to travel to arrange a roaming package.
The currency used in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD). We recommend that you get a small amount of local currency from your bank before you leave home. Your bank card will likely work, and Visa or MasterCard are widely accepted. You will need a 4-digit PIN to be able to use your cards. Please note that it is much cheaper to exchange US dollars at a hotel in Hong Kong. For current exchange rates please visit www.xe.com