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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is located in East Asia and has a population of 6.96 million people. Hong Kong is a bustling shopper's delight with the traditional culture blended with western lifestyle. This is a popular tourist destination and is one of the world economic centres. The official languages of Hong Kong are Cantonese and English.

Medical tourism

See the box to the right to view a full list of available treatment areas.

Best time to travel

Hong Kong experiences four distinct seasons with very hot summers, warm spring and fall/autumn.

Money and costs

The national currency is the Hong Kong Dollar (HKD, symbol HK$). Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.


Visas are not required for tourists from the UK for up to 180 days, while the USA, Canada, Australia, and other EU nationals are allowed entry for up to 90 days.

Getting there

Hong Kong International Airport is the central entry point to the country.

Dialling codes

To call Hong Kong, the country dialling code is +852.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Hong Kong at:

Lonely Planet -​china/​hong-kong

Hong Kong Embassy in the USA -​eng

Hong Kong Embassy in the UK -​eng

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011