Hong Kong travel insurance

Before you buy travel insurance for your holiday to Hong Kong, there are a few things to think about:

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What is covered with travel insurance to Hong Kong?

As standard, all of our travel insurance policies cover over 50 sports and activities and if you’re up to anything particularly adventurous, we have extreme sports cover as an add-on. We also consider all medical conditions and have no upper age limit, so get in touch today or simply get a quote online.

We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

To help you have the best holiday, we’ve put together some useful information that we think you’ll want to know before your trip to Hong Kong.

CurrencyHong Kong dollar
Official language(s)Chinese (Cantonese), English
PopulationApprox. 7.4m
Plug typePlug type G
Driving sideLeft-hand side
ClimateSpring – March to May
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
LawsLocal laws and customs

Do I need a visa for Hong Kong?

You don’t need a visa for travelling to Hong Kong for up to six months. If you’re planning on staying for longer than six months, or wish to work or study in Hong Kong, then you’ll need to apply for a visa.

You can contact the nearest Chinese mission with visa issuing facilities, or the Hong Kong Immigration Department (Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong; telephone: 2824 4055) for more information.

If you want to visit China from Hong Kong, you can get a Shenzen visa which is specific to the city of Shenzen at the Hong Kong-Shenzen border.

If you are travelling to mainland China from Hong Kong, you should get a Chinese visa before arriving at the border from your nearest visa application centre.

Healthcare in Hong Kong

The healthcare services in Hong Kong are of a very good standard and are widely spread throughout Hong Kong. However, medical treatments are expensive, and you may be required to pay your bill on departure. Make sure you have enough money to cover any potential costs, as well as adequate travel insurance to cover any medical treatments and possible repatriation.

If you have a pre-existing medical condition and require an extra level of medical cover, we may be able to help you with our medical travel insurance.

You can find more information about healthcare in Hong Kong here.

Can I get assistance if I fall ill or injure myself while in Hong Kong?

Yes – In the unfortunate event of needing emergency medical treatment while abroad, our 24-hour assistance team are always on hand to help you.

All our travel insurance policyholders can contact our medical emergency team.

  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
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