Last Updated: 1st Mar 2011
NB. Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) and has separate immigration requirements to the People’s Republic of China (mainland China). Further details on visa requirements for mainland China can be found here: Visa information for China.
A visa for Hong Kong does not entitle a you to enter mainland China; likewise a visa for China does not entitle travellers entry into Hong Kong.
Nationals from 170 countries and territories may visit Hong Kong without a visa/entry permit for a period ranging from 7 days to 180 days. A list of nationalities and the visa requirements can be found here: http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/hkvisas_4.htm.
If a visa for Hong Kong is required, it must be obtained prior to arrival in Hong Kong. It will not be possible to obtain this visa while on tour.
Further information can be obtained at the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region – Immigration Department website: http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/home.htm.