Hong Kong visa requirements for Gaboneses

Travel and visa requirements

Hong Kongese Visa is not required for Gaboneses

Stay Duration: 14 days

Entry Requirements

  • The government of Hong Kong allows Gabon citizens to visit the country for a duration of 14 days without a visa.
  • Travellers to Hong Kong are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of their arrival in Hong Kong. The passport should have at least two blank pages.
  • On entry into Hong Kong, tourists with arms and ammunition (including imitation and replica) require an import license or permit obtained prior to arrival.
  • Visitors from Gabon are also to provide evidence that they have enough funds to cover their expenses while in Hong Kong. A valid onward or return ticket back to Gabon is needed as well.
  • Gabon passport holders travelling to Hong Kong must provide evidence of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Hong Kong. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or a sponsor letter from a host living in Hong Kong.
  • Gabonese travelling with pets (dogs and cats) will be required to provide a Certificate of Health for the animal signed by an official Government Veterinarian in Gabon, dated not more than 14 days before the date of departure.
  • Intending visitors can get to Hong Kong from international airports in Gabon. There are international airports in Libreville and Port-Gentil.
  • Air France, Aeroflot, SWISS and Air China are some of the carriers that constantly fly from Gabon to Hong Kong.
  • The estimated flight duration from Gabon to Beijing, Hong Kong is 20 hours, 35 minutes.
  • The climate in Hong Kong is subtropical. Hong Kong has four distinguishable seasons - a warm and humid spring, hot and rainy summer, pleasant and sunny autumn, and cool and dry winter. 
  • Hong Kong has diverse religious beliefs and practices.  Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism are some of the religions practised in Hong Kong.
  • The Hong Kong dollar is the official currency used in Hong Kong. Visitors can exchange their foreign currency at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • Chinese and English are the official languages of Hong Kong. However, most of the locals speak Cantonese, which is a dialect of Chinese.
  • Hong Kong uses the Hong Kong Standard Time (GMT+8), which puts Hong Kong seven hours ahead of Gabon.
  • Visitors are advised to budget about $50 per daily spending in Hong Kong.
  • The power and socket plug used in Hong Kong are of Type G and D. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Some of the special delicacies found in Hong Kong are sweet and sour pork, wontons, roast gooses, wind sand chicken, shrimp and chicken balls, phoenix talons (chickens' feet), etc.
  • Movement in Hong Kong is possible with buses, minibuses, taxis, car rentals and trains. 
  • Visitors in Hong Kong are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Hong Kong safe for tourists?

Hong Kong is one of the safest cities in the world, with low crime rates and excellent standards of medicine and healthcare. With just a little bit of caution, tourists in this country should be fine.

Can you drink the water in Hong Kong?

Tap water in Hong Kong is generally considered safe to drink. It is even safer if boiled. To be completely safe, tourists can opt for bottled water sold in major shops and supermarkets around the country.

What is the major religion in Hong Kong?

The religion in Hong Kong is characterized by a multi-faith diversity of beliefs and practices.  Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism are some of the religions practised in Hong Kong.

How long should my passport be valid before travelling to Hong Kong?

Gabon citizens are required to have a passport valid for a duration of six months beyond their date of exit from Hong Kong. The passport should have at least two blank pages.

What is the best time to visit Hong Kong?

The best time to visit Hong Kong is from October to early December when the weather is sunny, cool, and pleasant. January/February is the best time to experience Hong Kong festivals -- it is the time when the Spring Festival and the Lantern Festival are celebrated.