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Health & hygiene

Health & Hygiene

Public toilets

Hong Kong maintains a high standard of facilities to better protect public health. Public toilets and hand sanitiser can be found at most tourist sites and in shopping malls. Get a full list of public toilets in Hong Kong here. You can also download the Toilet Rush app, which is the ultimate toilet guide for Hong Kong that can always show you the nearest toilets, with facilities and comments! 


Keep Hong Kong clean

Hong Kong has strict laws about maintaining environmental hygiene, including fixed penalty fines of HK$1,500 for littering or spitting. See what constitutes a littering offence here.

To keep our city clean and preserve the natural and beautiful scenery, please put your litter in the bin or take it with you.


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.

Under the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance, electronic cigarettes and oils containing nicotine, regardless of quantity, are defined as pharmaceutical products. Please enquire with Drug Office, Department of Health if you wish to bring electronic cigarettes to Hong Kong.

Any person smoking or carrying a lighted cigarette (including electronic cigarette), cigar, or pipe in a designated no-smoking area will be liable to a fixed penalty of $1,500. Please click here for further details and to download your copy of the Designated No Smoking Area Guide.

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