Tourist Information


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To enter the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) or the Macau SAR you need a valid passport which must be valid at least one month longer than the expected length of stay. On entry German nationals receive a tourist visa which is valid for 3 months. This visa is, however, not valid for travels into Mainland China.

Starting from 16 July 2018, passengers arriving in Hong Kong who are in possession of currency and bearer negotiable instruments with a total value of over HKD120,000 will be required to make a written declaration using the Red Channel (R32 System Declaration). Details can be found on the website of Hong Kong Customs.

To enter the P.R. of China you will need a Chinese visa for which you have to apply before the journey at the Chinese Embassy or one of the Chinese Consulates General in Germany.

From December 1st 2023 to December 31st 2025, citizens from Germany (as well as from France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Malaysia, Switzerland, Ireland, Hungary, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg) holding ordinary passports can be exempted from visa to enter the P.R. of China and stay for no more than 15 days for business, tourism, family visit and transit purposes.

For further enquiries please refer to:

Visa Section of the Consular Department of the Commissioner's Office of China's Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong SAR

A lot of German tourists and businessmen travel via Hong Kong to other destinations in Southeast Asia. Please be aware that for most of these countries your passport has to be valid for at least another 6 months after your journey (e.g., Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan). Please refer to the immigration authorities of the respective countries for details.

Security Advice

The Federal Foreign Office's website provides current information on the security situation in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Mainland China. The service is available in German language.

Security Advice - Hong Kong

Security Advice - Macau

Security Advice - Taiwan

Security Advice - Mainland China

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