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A Special Administrative Region of China bordering the South China Sea. It is essentially a city-state, mostly known for the namesake island and the Kowloon district on the mainland which directly faces Hong Kong Island.

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Where do Hong Kong villages - Lei Yue Mun or Sam Shing - get their seafood from?

I want to eat seafood Hong Kong style in Lei Yue Mun or Sam Shing. But seafood at Lei Yue Mun and Sam Shing is a marketing gimmick, many expats warn me. These "fishermen" show off their &...
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How clean is seafood from Hong Kong local waters?

I want to eat seafood caught in HK waters. To my disbelief, every expat that I met in Hong Kong raised their eyebrows when I asked for restaurant recommendations for local HK seafood. They do not feel ...
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Transit visa for a 6.5-hour layover in Hong Kong

I am traveling from Canada to Australia via Hong Kong. I am trying to confirm whether I need a transit Visa in HK. I have a Bangladeshi passport and I'm a Canadian PR. I am planning to fly in a week ...
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What is the difference between standard on-loan Octopus card and tourist Octopus card in Hong Kong?

I will be travelling to Hong Kong next week and the Octopus card seems like a must for a hassle-free trip. However I discovered on the website that there are standard on-loan octopus and tourist ...
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1-hour layover in Hong Kong

I'm planning to take a flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Delhi (DEL) with a layover in Hong Kong (HKG) for 1 hour. Does the Hong Kong International Airport have a security check for international ...
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Can I visit Macau weekly?

Has anyone tried to travel frequently to Macau every week? Have you encountered any problems upon entry? I have a multiple-entry visa.
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How to answer previous travel question on Chinese COVA application?

The Chinese Online Visa Application asks if I have visited any other countries or regions in the last 12 months. I have visited Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong SAR. Unfortunately, I do not see an ...
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Transit visa in Hong Kong for Pakistani [duplicate]

I am travelling from Australia to Japan on a visitor visa and I am transiting through Hong Kong (4-hour layover) with Cathy Pacific Airways. Do I need a transit visa as I am a Pakistani national? TIA
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How to choose an eSIM for China + Hong Kong?

For a trip to China and Hong Kong, I'm planning to purchase an eSIM so I can use mobile data with my device. During my research, I've found a pretty large variation in prices for my options (as much ...
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Do I need roaming to use Octopus app on my smartphone?

I am considering using the Octopus app instead of the Octopus card for a short stay in Hong Kong. I don't have data roaming in Hong Kong. If I want to make a payment with the Octopus app, do I need ...
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Drive from Hong Kong to Macau, without entering Mainland China

As a foreigner, without a Chinese visa, is it possible to drive a rental car from Hong Kong to Macau? Does the Zhuhai-HK-Macau bridge enter Mainland China? (I don't normally require HK or Macau visas)....
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Do Pakistani citizens need a Hong Kong transit visa if their stay in the airport is only 4 hours?

I am travelling from Nanjing to Helsinki, Finland, transiting through Hong Kong, flying on Hong Kong Airlines and Finnair. I am a Pakistani national holding Chinese and Schengen visas. I have a gap ...
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HK Airport Express free return ride?

I have a 10-hour layover in HK soon and I plan to explore the city. I read on the MTR website that same-day return rides on the Airport Express are free. I'm wondering how I can redeem this. Do I need ...
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Indonesian Passport - Travelling to Hong Kong close to the six-month expiration date

My passport will expire on November 11, 2024. If I enter HK on May 1st, leave HK on May 7th, and enter Jakarta the next day, will this be an issue? Thank you.
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Can I take the high-speed bullet train Beijing–Hong Kong under Chinese 144 h visa-free transit rules?

In a few days I should go fly to Beijing and then would like the 8 hour train from Beijing to Hong Kong using 144 TWOV. The issue is that I have read a lot of articles/discussions online about people ...
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What would be the best place to buy a Macau Pass Anonymous Card while traveling from Hongkong Airport to Macau via Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge?

I am traveling to Macao via Hong Kong in the next few days. I plan to go from Hong Kong Airport to Macau via Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. In this journey, where would be the best to buy a Macau Pass ...
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Does a Chinese citizen need a visa to transit Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong?

I’m going to Hong Kong from Los Angeles using China Air Line. I have a Green Card and a mainland China passport. Am I allowed to make a transfer flight stop at Taiwan then to Hong Kong? My return ...
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Outward journey embarkment point for Hong Kong entry permit

I'm an Indian national planning to travel to Hong Kong in coming May. I'm eligible for pre-arrival registration (PAR) before travelling an so need not apply for a visa. After staying there for a week, ...
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Do I need Singapore Transit Visa if I am travelling from India to Hong Kong?

I am an Indian national and traveling to Hong Kong from India. I have a transit at Singapore for 3 hours. I don't have to do the self-transfer. Do I need a transit visa for the same?
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Which flights to HK are likely for me to catch a train from HK to Guangzhou?

I would like to go to Guangzhou and then high speed train elsewhere from Guangdong South station. The last leg by train is much less expensive and less transition than a domestic fly. After some ...
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How do I get from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 in Hong Kong airport? (HKG)

My flight is at Terminal 2 at the Hong Kong airport but I cannot find any local buses to get there, only to Terminal 1. I also have looked up information on their website but it is ambiguous as to ...
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What ways would you recommend for paying for the transportation services in Hong Kong?

Does the public transportation system in Hong Kong accept a foreign credit card or debit card, or US dollars? The same question about the other transportation systems for cabs or Uber like services. ...
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After arrival at HK airport, do I need to wait for PCR result where I am tested, before heading to West Kowloon railway station?

After taking PCR (rapid PCR at Prenetics at the airport, or standard or express one at a regular site), do I need to wait there for the result? Can I take transportation to go to west Kowloon railway ...
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What is contact means asked for in HKSAR Department of Health Health Declaration Form

HKSAR Department of Health Health Declaration Form https://hdf.chp.gov.hk/dhehd/hdf-hkia.jsp?lang=en-us is required to be filled out and submitted online by a person arriving at Hong Kong. The last ...
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Where can I find locations in Hong Kong for PCR testing and for staying overnight? [closed]

Can you take a PCR test at the airport in Hong Kong in order to enter the mainland? How much does it cost and do you need to make an appointment? What is the earliest possible time to book a slot and ...
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Can these vaccine records and test tool kit satisfy the requirements for entering Hong Kong?

Do you have to meet any COVID-related requirements if you are arriving at Hong Kong International Airport and intend to take the high-speed train into mainland China? Non-Hong Kong residents aged 12 ...
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Can I leave Hong Kong after 3 days?

Recently Hong Kong government has relaxed the quarantine measures for inbound passangers. Now the arrangement is 3+4, that is 3 days medical surveillance (amber health code and restricted movement) ...
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Entry to Hong Kong

I have a pre arrival registration slip for Indian citizens to enter hong Kong. I wish to enter China via Hong Kong. But the slip says The issue of the notification slip is not a guarantee of the ...
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Lots of Muslim headscarfs on a Sunday in Hong Kong

I've stayed in Hong Kong for a week now as a tourist and have seen hardly any Muslim women wearing headscarfs so far (compared to Central Europe, say). Today, Sunday, I took the MTR Island Line to ...
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Are Gmail, Facebook and WhatsApp still accessible in Macau, and in Hong Kong in 2022?

Three years ago the Trip Advisor answers to Does Gmail, Facebook and WhatsApp work in Hong Kong and Macau all seem to say: They all work. Has anything changed, or are Gmail, Facebook and WhatsApp ...
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Where can I visit something similar to Kowloon Walled City?

Kowloon Walled City was an autonomous area just outside central Hong Kong. There were no regulations or jurisdictions, so it became insanely densely populated. It was eventually demolished in the ...
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What happens if my MTR ride goes over my Octopus balance + 35 HKD when I try using my Octopus card while exiting the MTR station?

Octopus.com document user guide (mirror) states: If the value on your Octopus is positive (HK$0.10 or above) but insufficient to cover the full amount of the transaction, you can still complete the ...
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Where can I find up-to-date, online information regarding which facilities are closed in the MTR stations in Hong Kong?

I was late to some meeting as all the "Add Value Machine" machines for Octopus were under repair at the MTR station where I was hoping to charge it. Where can I find up-to-date, online information ...
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Is there a way to go from Macau to Hong Kong by public transport?

Under normal circumstances, to go from Macau to Hong Kong, you can use the ferry (not affiliated with that any company), the bus or even the helicopter However : TurboJet says : Important Notice: In ...
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Water spilled on passport [duplicate]

Passport was got wet in the rain. water was spilled over the stamp but identification page are intect and has no issue will there be any issue?
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Do Chinese citizens require a visa to go to Hong Kong for less than 7 days?

I and my girlfriend (a mainland Chinese citizen) are planning to visit Hong Kong from Malaysia (where we both have MSC working visas), and will also be returning to Malaysia. I have been surprised at ...
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Why was I denied boarding on a flight with a transfer through Hong Kong?

I booked a flight on Cathay but I was denied boarding from China to Europe via Hong Kong. The operator claimed that I need visa to transit (Syrian national) although I had one single booking and my ...
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Chinese citizen, transit through Hong Kong then Singapore to a third country

I'm a Chinese citizen (PRC) and I currently reside on the United Kingdom (LTR Residence). I'll be going to China later this year and I'd like to visit Hong Kong and Singapore before I return to the ...
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If I am going from Shenzhen to HK airport for an outbound flight, what are the covid specific rules and what airlines can I actually fly with

I am aware that sky pier and ferry service are open for SZ to HK at the moment, but not sure about the exact procedures and eligible airlines. The part of "upstream check in services" from ...
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I forgot a piece of jewelry in Hong Kong, can I get someone to give it to me in the airport while staying in international area?

Last year, I forgot a piece of jewellery from my friends' place in HK. I will be travelling from the UK to the Philippines with a layover in HK. Can my friend have the piece of jewellery handed over ...
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How to find high tech hotels in Hong Kong?

I've heard stories about Hong Kong hotels that'll give you a phone at check in that you'll later use to unlock the door to your room and you can also use it as a free hotspot when in the town and it's ...
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Can I still travel to HK with a 5 year travel ban from China?

I was detained and deported from China for a minor offense. The Chinese police authorities said they would not share my record with any other countries and that I would only have a record in China ...
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What happens if the UK government loses your only Hong Kong BN(O) passport?

Some Hong Kong friends asked me this today and I have no clue. Hypothecate you're Hong Konger. You've hung on to your just 1 BN(O) passport, now expired, that you never renewed. Now you want to renew ...
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Hong Kong visa after rejected Pre Arrival Registration - Indian citizen

I am an Indian citizen and have plans to travel to Hong Kong on work in a couple of months. I applied for the 14-day Pre Arrival Registration (PAR) but the application was unsuccessful (from forums ...
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Where can I get MOP coins in Hong Kong?

Bus drivers in Macau don't accept Octopus/credit/debit card, don't give any change back, and bus tickets typically cost 6 MOP. Additionally, if one pays with HKD, the exchange rate is disadvantageous ...
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Can I spend Renminbi in Hong Kong?

While travelling in Hong Kong, I noticed signs at several vendors advertising prices with the 元 character, which from my visit to Shanghai I recognized as the symbol for Yuán. Since Hong Kong has its ...
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Why would a restaurant called "London Restaurant" in Hong Kong have nothing to do with London or anything British? [closed]

In an episode of a TV series which was aired in 2017, which by the way has nothing to do with visiting restaurants and doesn't explain this in any way, they are in Hong Kong and find this restaurant ...
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US Travel Visa on Expired PRC Passport used with Hong Kong Passport

I am a Chinese national but now a permanent resident of Hong Kong. My Chinese PRC passport is expired, but it still has a valid U.S. travel visa. Can I enter the U.S. with a Hong Kong Passport using ...
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Flying into United States from Hong Kong Just After 14-Day Schengen Window Expires

Background: My girlfriend is on an F-1 visa for the United States, and is currently located in (and a citizen of) Hong Kong. She recently was in Hungary, and flew to Hong Kong via Helsinki. She has a ...
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Transit Visa in Hong Kong for 15 hour layover between India and USA?

We are (2) Indian nation and travelling from India to USA via Hong Kong airport and about 15 hours layover in Hong Kong airport. Do we need a transit visa even if only changing planes? And can we ...

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