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As of 20 November 2000, nationals from the following countries may enter Hong Kong under the conditions stated:

Nationality of foreign country (Territory)/ Type of Travel Document Visa free period for visit not exceeding Always require VISA, except in direct transit by air and when the person does not leave the airport transit area
AFGHANISTAN
-
Visa Required
ALBANIA
-
Visa Required
ALGERIA
14 Days
-
ANDORRA
3 Months
-
ANGOLA (please see remarks)
-
Visa Required*
ANGUILLA
3 Months
-
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
3 Months
-
ARGENTINA
1 Month
-
ARMENIA
-
Visa Required
AUSTRALIA
3 Months
-
AUSTRIA
3 Months
-
AZERBAIJAN
-
Visa Required
BAHAMAS
3 Months
-
BAHRAIN
14 Days
-
BANGLADESH
14 Days
-
BARBADOS
3 Months
-
BELARUS
-
Visa Required
BELGIUM
3 Months
-
BELIZE
3 Months
-
BENIN
14 Days
-
BERMUDA
3 Months
-
BHUTAN
14 Days
-
BOLIVIA
1 Month
-
BOSNIA
14 Days
-
BOTSWANA
3 Months
-
BRAZIL
3 Months
-
BRITAIN (British citizens)
6 Months
-
BRITAIN (British Dependent Territories citizens, British Overseas citizens, British subjects and British Protected persons)
3 Months
-
BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY
3 Months
-
BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY
3 Months
-
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
3 Months
-
BRUNEI
3 Months
-
BULGARIA
-
Visa Required
BURKINA FASO
14 Days
-
BURUNDI
14 Days
-
CAMBODIA
-
Visa Required
CAMEROON
14 Days
-
CANADA
3 Months
-
CAPE VERDE (REPUBLIC OF)
1 Month
-
CAYMAN ISLANDS
3 Months
-
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
14 Days
-
CHAD
14 Days
-
CHILE
3 Months
-
COLOMBIA
3 Months
-
COMOROS
14 Days
-
CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF) (Formerly known as Zaire)
14 Days
-
CONGO (PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF)
14 Days
-
COSTA RICA
1 Month
-
Costa Rican Provisional passports
-
Visa Required
"Documento de Identidad Y Viaje" issued by Costa Rican Government
-
Visa Required
COTE D'IVOIRE (REPUBLIC OF)
14 Days
-
CROATIA
14 Days
-
CUBA
-
Visa Required
CYPRUS (REPUBLIC OF)
3 Months
-
CZECH REPUBLIC
14 Days
-
DENMARK
3 Months
-
DJIBOUTI
14 Days
-
DOMINICA (COMMONWEALTH OF)
3 Months
-
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
1 Month
-
ECUADOR
3 Months
-
EGYPT
14 Days
-
EL SALVADOR
1 Month
-
EQUATORIAL GUINEA
14 Days
-
ERITREA
14 Days
-
ESTONIA
14 Days
-
ETHIOPIA
14 Days
-
FALKLAND ISLANDS & DEPENDENCIES
3 Months
-
FIJI
3 Months
-
FINLAND
3 Months
-
FRANCE
3 Months
-
GABON
14 Days
-
GAMBIA
3 Months
-
GEORGIA
-
Visa Required
GERMANY
3 Months
-
GHANA
3 Months
-
GIBRALTAR
3 Months
-
GREECE
3 Months
-
GRENADA
-
Visa Required
GUATEMALA
1 Month
-
GUINEA
14 Days
-
GUINEA-BISSAU
14 Days
-
GUYANA
3 Months
-
HAITI
14 Days
-
HONDURAS
1 Month
-
HUNGARY
14 Days
-
ICELAND
1 Month
-
INDIA
14 Days
-
INDONESIA
14 Days
-
IRAN
-
Visa Required
IRAQ (please see remarks)
-
Visa Required*
IRELAND (REPUBLIC OF)
3 Months
-
ISRAEL
3 Months
-
ITALY
3 Months
-
JAMAICA
3 Months
-
JAPAN
3 Months
-
JORDAN
14 Days
-
KAZAKSTAN
-
Visa Required
KENYA
3 Months
-
KIRIBATI
3 Months
-
KIRIBATI (with status stated as 'INVESTOR' or 'N-KIRIBATI')
-
Visa Required
KOREA (DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF)
-
Visa Required
KOREA (REPUBLIC OF)
1 Month
-
KUWAIT
14 Days
-
KYRGYSTAN
-
Visa Required
LAOS
-
Visa Required
LATVIA
14 Days
-
LEBANON
-
Visa Required
LESOTHO
14 days
-
LIBERIA
14 Days
-
LIBYA
-
Visa Required
LIECHTENSTEIN
3 Months
-
LITHUANIA
14 Days
-
LUXEMBOURG
3 Months
-
MACEDONIA
14 Days
-
MADAGASCAR
14 Days
-
MALAWI
3 Months
-
MALAYSIA
3 Months
-
MALDIVES
3 Months
-
MALI
14 Days
-
MALTA
3 Months
-
MARSHALL ISLANDS (REPUBLIC OF)
14 Days
-
MAURITANIA
14 Days
-
MAURITIUS
3 Months
-
MEXICO
1 Month
-
MICRONESIA (FEDERATED STATES OF)
14 Days
-
MOLDOVA (REPUBLIC OF) -
Visa Required
MONACO
3 Months
-
MONGOLIA
14 Days
-
MONTSERRAT
3 Months
-
MOROCCO
1 Month
-
MOZAMBIQUE
14 Days
-
MYANMAR
-
Visa Required
NAMIBIA
3 Months
-
NAURU
3 Months
-
NEPAL
-
Visa Required
NETHERLANDS
3 Months
-
NEW ZEALAND
3 Months
-
NICARAGUA
-
Visa Required
NIGER
14 Days
-
NIGERIA
-
Visa Required
NORWAY
3 Months
-
OMAN
14 Days
-
PAKISTAN
14 Days
-
PALAU
14 Days
-
PALESTINE (STATES OF)
-
Visa Required
PANAMA
-
Visa Required
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
3 Months
-
PARAGUAY
1 Month
-
PERU
1 Month
-
Special Peruvian passports
-
Visa Required
PHILIPPINES
14 Days
-
PITCAIRN, HENDERSON, DUCIE & OENO ISLANDS
3 Months
-
POLAND
14 Days
-
PORTUGAL
3 Months
-
QATAR
14 Days
-
ROMANIA
-
Visa Required
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
-
Visa Required
RWANDA
14 Days
-
SAMOA (WESTERN)
1 Month
-
SAN MARINO
3 Months
-
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
14 Days
-
SAUDI ARABIA
14 Days
-
SENEGAL
-
Visa Required
SEYCHELLES
3 Months
-
SIERRA LEONE (please see remarks)
-
Visa Required*
SINGAPORE
3 Months
-
SLOVAK REPUBLIC
14 Days
-
SLOVENIA
14 Days
-
SOLOMON ISLANDS
-
Visa Required
SOMALIA
-
Visa Required
SOUTH AFRICA
1 Month
-
SPAIN
3 Months
-
SRI LANKA
1 Month
-
ST. HELENA
3 Months
-
ST. HELENA DEPENDENCIES (ASCENSION, TRISTAN DA CUNHA)
3 Months
-
ST. KITTS - NEVIS ANGUILLA
3 Months
-
ST. LUCIA
3 Months
-
ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
3 Months
-
SUDAN
-
Visa Required
SURINAME
14 Days
-
SWAZILAND
3 Months
-
SWEDEN
3 Months
-
SWITZERLAND
3 Months
-
SYRIA
-
Visa Required
TAJIKISTAN
-
Visa Required
TANZANIA
3 Months
-
THAILAND
1 Month
-
THE SOVEREIGN BASE AREAS OF AKROTIRI AND DHEKELIA
3 Months
-
TOGO
14 Days
-
TONGA
3 Months
-
Tongan National passports
-
Visa Required
Tongan Protected Persons passports
-
Visa Required
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
3 Months
-
TUNISIA
1 Month
-
TURKEY
3 Months
-
TURKMENISTAN -
Visa Required
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
3 Months
-
TUVALU
3 Months
-
TUVALU (with national status stated as 'I-TUVALU')
-
Visa Required
UGANDA
1 Month
-
UKRAINE
-
Visa Required
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
14 Days
-
URUGUAY
1 Month
-
Uruguay passports issued under Decree 289/90
-
Visa Required
U.S.A.
3 Months
-
US TRUST TERRITORY OF PACIFIC ISLANDS (holders of US Trust Territory passports only)
14 Days
-
UZBEKISTAN
-
Visa Required
VANUATU
3 Months
-
VATICAN CITY
14 Days
-
Vatican Service passports
-
Visa Required
VENEZUELA
3 Months
-
VIETNAM
-
Visa Required
YEMEN (REPUBLIC OF)
14 Days
-
YUGOSLAVIA (FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF)
-
Visa Required
ZAMBIA
3 Months
-
ZIMBABWE
3 Months
-
All 'stateless' travel document holders (please see remarks)
-
Visa Required @
Nationals of other foreign countries do not require visas for a visit
7 Days
-

Remarks :

  • * All nationals are required to hold a valid visa for the HKSAR for whatever purpose (including those who are in transit and remain on the airside).

  • @ Holders of Portuguese Aliens passports and who have held Macau identity cards for not less than two years do not require visas or entry permits for a visit not exceeding seven days.

For additional information, please click here for the website maintained by the Immigration Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.


 
Last Updated: November 20, 2000
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