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Discover Hong Kong

A unique blend of East and West, Hong Kong is one of Asia’s top tourist destinations. From glistening skyscrapers, high-end shopping malls to bustling street markets and traditional Chinese temples; from colourful festivals, diverse museums to verdant countryside, sandy beaches and pristine hiking paths, Hong Kong is not only a food paradise but a city of contrasts and colour. The Hong Kong Tourism Board provides you with travel tips, from entry information, hotel accommodation to trip planner and hot deals. Check out its websiteFacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube

 Dialing Code:  +852 
 ISO Code:  HKG
 Currency:  Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
 Time Zone:  HKT (Hong Kong Time) UTC/GMT +8 hours; No Daylight Saving Time


Hot, humid and sunny, with occasional showers and thunderstorms. The temperature can exceed 31°C but high humidity levels can make it feel even hotter.

Visa Requirements of Hong Kong

All visitors to Hong Kong must have a passport that is valid for at least six months, counting from the date of departure for Hong Kong. Nationals of about 170 countries and territories may visit Hong Kong visa-free for a period ranging from 7 to 180 days. If you’re unsure of your status, please check with any Chinese embassy or consulate. You can also find further details about visa requirements on the Immigration Department website.

If you require an official letter to assist you in obtaining a Visa to attend the IRSSD Scientific Meeting 2024, please email to the conference secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The letter will be issued after the full payment of the registration fee has been received.

Emergency Numbers

In emergency situations, you can contact:

Police: 999
Fire: 999
Ambulance: 999

Electricity & Voltage

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 a transformer for any appliance or electrical equipment. The majority of electrical outlets in Hong Kong take a three-pronged UK-style plug.