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Last verified: Thursday, 1. October 2020 at 07:19 AM

Hong Kong Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Hong Kong

Local Situation: 3.7 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Hong Kong. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.7 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Hong Kong

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Hong Kong. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Hong Kong.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Hong Kong

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Hong Kong.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Hong Kong from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.7 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/HK

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), due to COVID-19 and arbitrary enforcement of local laws. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/hong-kong-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/hong-kong

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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COVID-19 remains a risk in Hong Kong. Practice social distancing and wear a face mask in public spaces and on public transport. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor media for the latest (see 'Travel'). The new national security legislation for Hong Kong could be interpreted broadly. Under the law, you could be deported or face possible transfer ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/hong-kong

Individual rating changes for Hong Kong

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Hong Kong. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 15th 2020

The total rating for Hong Kong changed from 3.3 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Hong Kong to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Hong Kong changed from 3.2 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Hong Kong to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Hong Kong changed from 2.8 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Hong Kong to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Hong Kong to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Hong Kong changed from 2.6 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Hong Kong with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from October 10th 2019

The total rating for Hong Kong changed from 2.4 to 2.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government increased their existing warning for Hong Kong to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Hong Kong changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Hong Kong with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Hong Kong with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Hong Kong with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Hong Kong with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Hong Kong with a rating of 2.0.

Changes from August 9th 2019

The total rating for Hong Kong changed from 2.0 to 2.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Hong Kong with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Hong Kong with a rating of 3.0.

Changes from August 8th 2019

The total rating for Hong Kong changed from 0.0 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Hong Kong to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

About Hong Kong

Hong Kong with its capital Hong Kong is a country in Asia (Eastern Asia), six times the size of Washington, DC (1,092 km²). The country is located Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China. The climate can be described as subtropical monsoon; cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy from spring through summer, warm and sunny in fall. The landscape is hilly to mountainous with steep slopes; lowlands in north. With a population of about 6.9 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Hong Kong
Population about 6.9 million
Size 1.092 km²
Size comparable to six times the size of Washington, DC
Common languages English, Chinese
Currency Dollar (short: HKD)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +852
Internet Top Level Domain .hk
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 HK
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 HKG
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 344

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Hong Kong is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air and water pollution from rapid urbanization

Natural hazzards

  • occasional typhoons

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Hong Kong. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. banking
  2. clocks
  3. clothing
  4. electronics
  5. plastics
  6. shipping
  7. textiles
  8. tourism
  9. toys
  10. watches

Agriculture products

  1. fish
  2. fresh vegetables
  3. fruit
  4. pork
  5. poultry

Chinese/Hong Kong Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Hong Kong.

Export products

  1. apparel
  2. appliances
  3. clocks
  4. electrical machinery
  5. footwear
  6. plastics
  7. precious stones
  8. printed material
  9. textiles
  10. toys

Import products

  1. capital goods
  2. consumer goods
  3. foodstuffs
  4. fuel (most is reexported)
  5. raw materials
  6. semi-manufactures

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Hong Kong?

Hong Kong is currently rated at 3,7 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Hong Kong.

Is it safe to travel Hong Kong in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,7) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Hong Kong. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Hong Kong?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Hong Kong.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Hong Kong?

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Hong Kong. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Hong Kong.

What is the size of Hong Kong?

Hong Kong has a size of 1,092 km² or 422 mi² which is six times the size of Washington, DC.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.