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Health and Safety

Health 
Upon your arrival at Hong Kong International Airport or at a boundary control point, automatic sensors will take your temperature. If it is considered high, you may be required to participate in a quick health check.

Vaccination certificates are usually not needed when travelling to Hong Kong, but please check with your local carrier because requirements may change.

Hong Kong tap water is soft in character and conforms to the World Health Organisation’s recommended guidelines for drinking-water quality. Mineral water, including major imported brands, is readily available from supermarkets and convenience stores.

You can find more health advice on the Department of Health website.

Hospitals
Hong Kong has world-class hospitals providing outstanding care. Visitors requiring accident and emergency services can seek treatment in the city’s public hospitals for a fee, and will always be treated even if they cannot pay immediately. For further details, please visit the Hospital Authority website. English is spoken by most public and private sector medical professionals.

Smoking restrictions 
Smoking is prohibited in all indoor public places in Hong Kong, including restaurants, bars, malls and karaoke venues. The smoking ban is also implemented on public transport carriers, within public transport facilities, and in both the indoor and outdoor areas of some premises, including public beaches and swimming pools, escalators, and inside the Hong Kong Wetland Park.

Any person smoking or carrying a lighted cigarette, cigar, or pipe in a designated no-smoking area will be liable to a fixed penalty of $1500. Please click here for further details and to download your copy of the Designated No Smoking Area Guide.

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