Hong Kong visa requirements for Malagasys

Travel and visa requirements

Hong Kongese Visa is not required for Malagasys

Stay Duration: 14 days

Entry Requirements

  • Madagascar passport holders can visit Hong Kong for a period of 14 days without a visa.
  • Intending tourists visiting 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.
  • Malagasies are also required to provide evidence that they have enough funds to cover their expenses while in Hong Kong. A valid onward or return ticket back to Madagascar is needed as well.
  • Visitors 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.
  • Travellers with arms and ammunition require an import license or permit obtained before arrival into Hong Kong. Also, all lethal weapons and stunning devices are prohibited.
  • Citizens of Madagascar are to provide a certificate of yellow fever vaccination on arrival into Hong Kong.
  • Madagascar nationals visiting with pets (dogs and cats) will be required to provide a Certificate of Health for the animal signed by an official Government Veterinarian in Madagascar, which is not more than 14 days before the date of departure from Madagascar.
  • Intending visitors can get to Hong Kong from international airports in Madagascar. There are international airports in Antananarivo and Toamasina.
  • Air Mauritius, Cathay Pacific, Air Madagascar, Air Austral and Hong Kong Airlines are some of the carriers that constantly fly from Madagascar to Hong Kong.
  • The estimated flight duration from Antananarivo to Beijing, Hong Kong is 17 hours, 20 minutes, and from Toamasina, it is 1 day, 20 hours.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Chinese and English are the official languages of Hong Kong. However, most of the locals speak Cantonese, which is a dialect of Chinese.
  • 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.
  • Hong Kong uses the Hong Kong Standard Time (GMT+8), which puts Hong Kong five hours ahead of Madagascar.
  • 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.
  • 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

What is the major religion in Hong Kong?

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

When is it best to travel to Hong Kong?

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

What is the official language of Hong Kong?

 The official languages of Hong Kong are Chinese and English. Most of the locals speak Cantonese, which is a dialect of Chinese.

What is the Capital of Hong Kong?

Hong Kong is an independent territory within China, therefore the capital city of Hong Kong is Beijing. It is also the second-largest city in China after Shanghai.