This mega city of over seven million residents is a global hub for finance, trade, culture, and cuisine. Hong Kong was a British colony until 1997, when it was turned back over to Chinese rule, although it remains an independent entity from the rest of China. Major attractions include the Big Buddha statue, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Victoria Peak. Luxury hotels serve high tea, while street food stalls serve up tantalizing treats at all hours.
QUICK HONG KONG FACTS
Currency: Hong Kong dollar can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Hong Kong, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as the UK power points (3 prongs). Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter.
Official Language: Chinese and English are both official languages of Hong Kong.
Health: There are a number of health concerns in Hong Kong for travellers such as air pollution, mosquito-borne illnesses (dengue and zika), hand, foot and mouth disease and avian influenza. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination. The tap water is generally safe to drink.
Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for Hong Kong.
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