Hong Kong visa requirements for Zimbabweans

Travel and visa requirements

Hong Kongese Visa is not required for Zimbabweans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Zimbabwe passport holders can visit Hong Kong without a visa for a duration of 90 days.
  • Nationals of Zimbabwe who intend to stay longer than the 90-day period are to apply and pay for an extension at the immigration department of the country.
  • Prospective visitors 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.
  • Tourists from Zimbabwe are also required to provide proof that they have enough funds to cover their expenses while in Hong Kong. A valid onward or return ticket back to Zimbabwe 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 pets (dogs and cats) will be required to provide a Certificate of Health for the animal signed by an official Government Veterinarian in Zimbabwe, dated not more than 14 days before the date of departure.
  • Intending visitors can get to Hong Kong from international airports in Zimbabwe. There are international airports in Harare and Bulawayo.
  • Air Zimbabwe, Cathay Pacific, Air China and Qatar Airways are some of the carriers that constantly fly from Zimbabwe to Hong Kong.
  • The estimated flight duration from Harare to Beijing, Hong Kong is 19 hours, 35 minutes and from Bulawayo, it is 21 hours, 5 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Visitors are advised to budget about $50 per daily spending 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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 six hours ahead of Zimbabwe.
  • 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 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.

Is Hong Kong safe for tourists travel?

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.

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.

How much is a taxi from Hong Kong airport to the city?

Taxi fare from the airport is HK$280 to 300 to Causeway Bay, at least HK$250 to Tsim Sha Tsui and more than HK$100 to Disneyland. Also if you are going downtown via Lantau Link by taxi, a toll of fare of HK$30 is required.