Hong Kong visa requirements for Namibians
Travel and visa requirements
Hong Kongese Visa is not required for Namibians
Stay Duration: 90 days
- Namibia is one of the 160 countries that can visit Hong Kong without a visa for a period of time.
- Namibians can stay visa-free in Hong Kong for up to 90 days.
- All visitors must have a passport that is valid for at least one month from the date of departure from Hong Kong.
- To study, operate a business or be employed, you will need to apply for a visa.
- When travelling to Hong Kong, you would be required to provide proof of adequate funds to last the duration of your stay.
- Confirmed booking of your return/onward ticket will also be required.
- Flight time from Windhoek to Hong Kong is 16 hours 40 minutes. The quickest one-stop flight takes close to 17 hours. However, some airlines could take as long as 39 hours based on the stopover destination and waiting duration.
- Hong Kong operates in a GMT+8 time zone while Namibia operates with GMT+2. Hong Kong is 6 hours ahead of Namibia.
- Neither Hong Kong nor Namibia operates with a daylight saving time.
- If you overstay your allotted time in Hong Kong, you will be fined up to $50,000 and/or imprisoned for up to three years. Overstaying is a very serious offense.
- Meat, animal products, fish, rice, ozone-depleting substances, items with forged trade marks and radio communication transmitting apparatus are banned goods and must be declared on arrival.
- If you fail to declare any banned or dutiable items, you can be fined up to $1,000,000 and/or face a prison sentence of up to two years.
- The official currency used in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong dollar(HKD) and can be converted in banks or exchange stores in the country.
- Hong Kong practises diverse religions which include Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, and Taoism.
- Majority of the Hong Kong population are Han Chinese though there are also sizeable numbers of other Chinese groups such as Chiuchao (Teochews), Shanghainese and Hakkas.
- 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.
- If you choose to move around Hong Kong through means other than taxis, it is advisable to get an Octopus card.
- Octopus cards can be purchased and refunded at the Customer Service Centres at all MTR stations (including the Airport station at the customer service counter) and the New World First Bus customer service centre at Admiralty East bus terminus.
- The Octopus cards for adult cost $150 for $100 in credit plus a $50 refundable deposit, while a card for children/elders costs $70 with $20 credit.
- When refunding the card, a $9 service charge applies if the card is returned for a refund within 90 days (free of charge afterwards) and all the remaining credit and deposit will be refunded.
- The maximum value an Octopus card can carry is $1,000, but you can only refund the card if the remaining credit is less than $500. The validity of the card is 1000 days after the last top-up and can be re-activated at MTR stations.
- Octopus cards are used for payments of almost every transaction carried out in Kong Kong including identification means at schools.
- Moving around Hong Kong is relatively easy due to the varieties of transport system available and the good roads and infrastructure.
- Hong Kong allows most foreigners to drive with an International Driving Permit (IDP) and the traffic rules used are similar to traffic rules in the United Kingdom.
- The world's longest outdoor escalator travels from Central through Soho to the residential developments of the Mid-levels in Hong Kong and is a must-try for every visitor.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I dress in Hong Kong?
When travelling to Honk Kong, ensure that you go with a lot of smart casual attires because even restaurants, bars and clubs have a smart casual dress code. Avoid wearing flip flops, shorts and tank tops during a visit as long sleeve shirts, shoes and jackets are most acceptable.
Are meals expensive in Hong Kong?
Generally, Hong Kong is considered an expensive country but it is possible to get a relatively cheap meal. Sit down restaurants with table service will cost around 100 HKD for a meal with a drink.
Is it safe in Hong Kong?
Yes. Hong Kong is one of the safest countries in the world. Crime rate is low, local security is well trained, infrastructure and roads are well maintained and the government has a very high safety standard. Notwithstanding, tourists and visitors should be cautious when in public because of petty thefts.
Can I drink tap water in Hong Kong?
Water in Hong Kong is filtered through a system similar to that of the United States and Western European countries so it is safe enough to drink. It is advisable to still boil the water before drinking. However, most Honk Kongers drink bottled water so if you are not comfortable with the water, you can do the same.
What foods can I bring to Hong Kong?
If you are travelling with poultry products like chicken, milk, eggs or seafood and frozen products, you will be asked to declare them upon entry into Hong Kong because of the special regulation placed on them. Biscuits can however be brought into Hong Kong freely.