Visa Requirements for Hong Konger Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of Hong Kong

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Visa Not Required

109 destinations allow visa-free entry to Hong Konger citizens.

Visa On Arrival

A visa can be obtained upon arrival at 13 destinations for passport holders of Hong Kong.


Hong Konger passport allows entry to 22 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.

  • eVisa90 days90 days on each visit in 12-month period if granted
    Starting from 21 August 2020, Hong Kong passport holders are eligible for applying 5 years student and temporary skilled visas after the enforcement of the national security law. After meeting the requirement of the 5 years stay, eligible visa holders can apply for permanent residence in the same manner like other nationalities.
  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisa
  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisaGet Visa at Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport in Abidjan.
  • eVisa31 days
  • Equatorial Guinea PermalinkShow on Map
  • eVisaup to 90 daysVisa on arrival is obtainable only at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisas are available for 30 or 90 days.
  • eVisa90 daysElectronic visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisa90 daysMay apply online
  • eVisa3 months
  • eVisaElectronic visa holders must arrive via Manas International Airport or Osh Airport or through land crossings with China (at Irkeshtam and Torugart), Kazakhstan (at Ak-jol, Ak-Tilek, Chaldybar, Chon-Kapka), Tajikistan (at Bor-Dobo, Kulundu, Kyzyl-Bel) and Uzbekistan (at Dostuk).
  • eVisa3 monthsInternational Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy must be paid upon requesting an Electronic Travel Authority.
    Holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa or Resident Return Visa may be granted a New Zealand Resident Visa on arrival permitting indefinite stay (pursuant to the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement), subject to meeting character requirements and obtaining an Electronic Travel Authority prior to departure.
  • eVisa90 days
  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisa90 daysChinese citizens of Hong Kong can enter South Korea as a short term visit (e.g., tours, visiting relatives or friends, attending simple meetings) up to 90 days without a visa, though you should remain aware of the quarantine requirements. You must also have an onward or return ticket. It is illegal to work on a tourist visa, whether as a teacher or in any other capacity.
    You must be in possession of a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter Korea visa-free. You can complete your K-ETA application up to 24 hours before boarding your flight and it will be valid for two years from the date of approval. There is a small, non-refundable charge.
    HKSAR passport has right to get E-ETA free till 2024.
  • eVisaObtainable online
    Printed visa authorization must be presented at the time of travel
  • eVisa45 days45 days within any 90 days period
    E-visa holders can enter through all border points.
  • eVisa15 days
  • eVisa3 months
  • eVisa90 days

eVisa / On Arrival

For 15 destinations, On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / auhtorization is available to passport holders of Hong Kong.

  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival14 daysMay apply online.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysMay apply online.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivalNot available at all entry points.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa on arrival is available at Luangphabang, Pakse and Vientiane international airports, the 4 Thai-Lao Friendship Bridges
    eVisa may be used to enter Laos through Luangphabang, Pakse and Vientiane international airports, 3 Thai-Lao Friendship Bridges
    Visa on arrival is extendable for an additional 60 days at the Department of Immigration in Vientiane.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • Papua New Guinea PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa or Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa on Arrival is currently suspended.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysElectronic Travel Authorization can also be obtained on arrival.
    30 days extendable to 6 months.
  • São Tome and Príncipe PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa or Visa On Arrival15 days.Holders of a visa issued by the United States do not require a visa.

Pre-arranged Visa Required

33 destinations require a visa obtained at an embassy or consulate prior to arrival from passport holders of Hong Kong. This requirement may be waived off if Hong Konger citizens meet certain alternate requirements such as holding other visas or resident permits.

Special Conditions

In order to trave to 1 destination, passport holders of Hong Kong must meet special conditions, and may not be allowed to enter at all.

  • Special RequirementsEntry to Mainland China cannot be on a HKSAR passport. However, all eligible for a HKSAR passport are also eligible to apply for a separate Mainland Travel Permit (MTP), otherwise and previously known as a Home Return Permit, allowing the holder to enter and stay in Mainland China for indefinite period until its expiry (as a tourist / for business, those who wish to take up employment or studies need to apply for separate study/work permits in addition to their MTP). Issuance of the MTP, however, is not guaranteed for all Chinese citizens of Hong Kong and is at the sole discretion of the Bureau of Exit and Entry Administration of the Ministry of Public Security of China.
    MTP not required if transiting through Beijing-Capital, Beijing-Daxing, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, and Guangzhou. Cannot leave the sterile area of the airport if only holding the HKSAR Passport.

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