2 – 4 April 2019
Hong Kong

Welcome to Hong Kong


The average temperature ranges from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius in April. For more information about the weather, please visit Hong Kong Observatory.

Time Differences
Hong Kong is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8). Daylight savings time is not observed in Hong Kong.


Electricity Supply
The standard electrical voltage in Hong Kong is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Most hotel bathrooms also have outlets for 100 volts, but if not, you will need an adaptor for any appliance or electrical equipment. Most electrical outlets in Hong Kong take three-pronged UK-style plugs.

Foreign Exchange & Banking
The legal tender in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD), which is pegged to the US dollar at a rate of about HKD7.80 to US$1, although exchange rates may fluctuate slightly. While coins are issued by the Government, the issue of Hong Kong banknotes are shared between three commercial banks: HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank and Bank of China. You can exchange your currency for Hong Kong dollars at any authorised money exchanger. For extra peace of mind, look for a money exchanger that is accredited by the Quality Tourism Services (QTS) Scheme. To reference the latest exchange rates, please visit Currency Converter.

Emergency & Useful Numbers

Emergency services (police, fire, ambulance)


Police Hotline

+852 2527 7177

Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong

+852 2807 0707

Hong Kong Tourism Board Visitor Hotline

+852 2508 1234

Hong Kong International Airport

+852 2181 8888

Hong Kong Immigration Department

+852 2824 6111

Consumer Council

+852 2929 2222

Department of Health

+852 2961 8989

Customs and Excise Department 24-Hour Hotline

+852 2815 7711

Hong Kong Post

+852 2921 2222

Hong Kong Observatory (for weather information)

+852 1878 200

Telephone directory enquiries


All goods, other than alcohol and tobacco, are tax-free. However, all retail businesses in Hong Kong will charge a minimum levy of HK$0.50 for each plastic shopping bag provided to customers in order to reduce waste.

Business Hours
Major banks open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. Most offices will open from 9am to 6pm or longer from Monday to Friday, depending on the type of business. Many will also open from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. Most department stores and shops are open from 10:00 to 20:00 daily.

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