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 19 destinations for passport holders of Hong Kong.


Hong Konger passport allows entry to 15 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.
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    eVisaGet Visa at Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport in Abidjan.
  • eVisa31 days
  • eVisaElectronic visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
  • eVisa30 days30 days within any 120 days period
  • eVisa60 dayse-Visa holders must arrive via 26 designated airports
    An Indian e-Tourist Visa can only be obtained twice in one calendar year.
  • 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.
  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisaOnline visa is eligible
    Visa on arrival when travelling on business valid for 30 days. Conditions apply.
  • eVisaObtainable online
    Printed visa authorization must be presented at the time of travel
  • eVisa30 daysExtendable for another 150 days. Also visa available upon arrival.
  • eVisa45 days45 days within any 90 days period
    E-visa holders can enter through all border points.
  • eVisa30 daysDue to SARS-CoV-2, Vietnamese government was stopped issuing the travel visas to the ordinary passport holders of Chinese citizens, including Hong Kong and Macau SAR passport holders. The e-visa application has been resumed for application to Hong Kong and Macau Chinese passport holders from 8 February 2020.

eVisa / On Arrival

For 12 destinations, On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / auhtorization is available to passport holders of Hong Kong.

  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival14 daysMay apply online.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysMay apply online.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrivalup 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.
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    eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysMay apply online
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa on arrival is available at international airports Luangphabang, Pakse, Savannakhet and Vientiane, and at 4 land borders Friendship Bridge,
    eVisa may be used to enter Laos through the following entry points — Wattay International Airport and the First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
    Entry points Lalai, Lantui, Meuang mom, Pakxan, and Phoudou are open only to visa holders.
    Visa on arrival is extendable up to 60 days.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
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    eVisa or Visa On Arrival60 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • 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

35 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 2 destinations, 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.
  • Special RequirementsIf you meet the following conditions, you can apply for a 【Temporary entry and stay permit】 before departure online (online visa) or landing: (To enter Kinmen and Matsu, you must apply for a 【Temporary entry and stay permit】 before departure)
    1) Intend to stay no more than 30 days
    2) Permanent residents born in Hong Kong and Macau.
    3) Those who were not born in Hong Kong or Macau who went to Taiwan as permanent residents of Hong Kong and Macau after 1983.
    4) Hold a valid entry and exit permit (entry permit) for the Republic of China (Taiwan) applicable to Hong Kong and Macao residents.
    If you apply for a【Temporary entry and stay permit】 online (online visa), you must use A4 paper to print it out by yourself, otherwise you need to apply for a 【Temporary entry and stay permit】 on arrival again (in Kinmen and Matsu, you will be refused entry)
    This 【Temporary entry and stay permit】online (online visa) is valid for three months for a single entry (if using a cruise ship to enter Taiwan, it is two entries)
    The application fee is free of charge before departure, and the landing application fee is NT$300.
    To avoid the spread of COVID-19, all Hong Kong residents are not allowed to visit Taiwan from 7 February 2020, applicants should apply by desk at the representative offices of Taiwan and providing entry and departure records proving without travel records to the mainland China within 14 days if having special and emergency reasons.

Entry Refused

Disagreements between Hong Kong and 2 destinations have imposed restrictions in traveling to Hong Kong.

  • Entry RefusedDue to SARS-CoV-2, Kuwait government stops issuing the travel visas to the ordinary passport holders of Chinese citizens, including Hong Kong SAR passport holders.
  • Entry RefusedDue to SARS-CoV-2, North Korea government banned all foreign tourists as a protection.

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