Hong Kong visa requirements for Filipinos
Travel and visa requirements
Hong Kongese Visa is not required for Filipinos
Stay Duration: 14 days
- Nationals of the Philippines who want to travel to Hong Kong should apply for an Electronic Tourist Authorisation (eTA) of Hong Kong.
- This visa is issued with 14 days of stay duration.
- Philippine international passport must be valid for at least 6 months after arriving at the country.
- Visitors must have at least two blank pages on their passports for necessary stampings.
- Visitors are not required to pay any airport tax upon their departure from the airport.
- The estimated flight time from Manila, Philippines to Hong Kong is 2 hours, 30 minutes.
- Certificate of Vaccination is necessarily not required from travelers who are going to Hong Kong. However, it is ideal to have it with you because of some exceptional cases.
- Hong Kong dollar, denote as HKD, is the local currency accepted as a legal tender for a medium of exchange in the country.
- Pets can only enter into Hong Kong as traveler's luggage, as cargo or in the cabin.
- In Hong Kong, the power plugs and sockets are of type G and D. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz
- Cathay Pacific 976, Cebu Pacific 272, Hong Kong Airlines 782, Philippine Airlines 300, Philippines AirAsia 1264 are the airlines operating between the two countries.
- Hong Kong uses the Standard Time zone (GMT+8), the same time zone with the Philippines. This implies that there is no time difference between the two countries.
- The telephone code used in the country is (+852).
- Humid subtropical climate is the type of weather climate that Hong Kong has, just like the Southern China's atmosphere.
- Hong Kong is home to the International Commerce Centre, the tallest skyscraper in the country with 118-story buildings.
- The country has a highly developed, sophisticated transport network of railways, buses and ferries.
- Despite the existence of natural lakes and rivers, high population density, inaccessible groundwater sources, and extremely seasonal rainfall, the Hong Kong territory still lacks a reliable source of fresh water.
- Hong Kong is characterized as a hybrid of East and West, Traditional Chinese values emphasizing family and education blend with Western ideals, including economic liberty and the rule of law
- There are five daily meals taken in Hong Kong- breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and Siu yeh.
- Dishes include Congee, Chai su bao, Siu yuk, egg tarts and mango pudding.
- Chinese and English are the two official languages of Hong Kong.
- Religion in Hong Kong is characterized by a multi-faith diversity of beliefs and practices. Most of the Hong Kong people of Chinese descent practice Chinese folk religion—which may include Confucian, Taoist doctrines and Buddhism.
- October to the earlier time of December is the right moment to visit Hong-Kong when the weather is cool, sunny and pleasant to the body.
- Spring and Lantern Festivals are the festival period in Hong Kong that occur around January to February every year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Hong Kong a country or a state in China?
Hong Kong is otherwise called Special Administrative Region(SAR) of China. Officially, the country is part of China. But due to its power to control its resources and have its own official currency, the country operates like it is a country on its own.
Why did Hong Kong peg its currency to U.S dollar?
Hong Kong pegged its currency to the U.S. dollar in order to strengthen its trading power and financial institution to maintain economic stability.
What are the famous festivals celebrated in Hong Kong?
Lunar New Year Fair, Le French May, Ghost Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Cheung Chau Bun Festival, etc... are famous festival celebrations in Hong Kong.
How much can cater for my daily expenses in Hong Kong?
$140 USD can handle your daily expenses while in Hong Kong.