Hong Kong travel insurance
Before you buy travel insurance for your holiday to Hong Kong, there are a few things to think about:
- The cost of your trip – if you have to cancel, it’s important to know that you can get your money back
- The activities you’re likely to be doing – if you’re planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover with our adventure and extreme sports policy
- How much medical coverage you have – no one wants to think about getting ill or having an accident abroad but, unfortunately, it does happen
- And don’t forget to check the latest travel advice for Hong Kong from the FCDO
We can cover your kids for free!
If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.
We cover over 50 activities!
All of our travel insurance policies come with cover for over 50 activities and sports as standard, so you can get up to more on your trip.
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:
- Medical expenses and hospital benefit
- Personal accident and liability
- Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
- Abandoning your trip
- Delayed departure
- Accommodation cover
- Personal belongings and baggage
- Personal money, passport and travel documents
- Legal expenses
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.
|Currency||Hong Kong dollar|
|Official language(s)||Chinese (Cantonese), English|
|Plug type||Plug type G|
|Driving side||Left-hand side|
Spring – March to May
Summer – June to September
Autumn – October to November
Winter – December to February
|Laws||Local 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.