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Entry Regulations

Visitors to Hong Kong must hold a valid passport. Passports should be valid for at least six months after your planned departure date from Hong Kong. Nationals of most countries are not required to obtain visas for periods varying from seven days to six months, depending on nationality. For instance, visitors from Europe and North America are not required to obtain visas for up to a period of 3 months (6 months for British citizens). Check the Hong Kong Immigration Department Visa and Entry Requirements to find out if you need a visa or Entry Permit, and how long you can stay in Hong Kong.

General enquiries about visa applications can also be made to the Immigration Department of the Government of the HKSAR by fax at (852) 2877 7711 or (852) 2157 9085 or by email at enquiry@immd.gov.hk; or you can get further advice from your closest Chinese embassy or consulate.

Getting There

By Taxi: The fastest and easiest transport from the airport is by RED or GREEN taxis for those carrying luggage (fare approx. HK$300 - CASH only).

The Mass Transit Railway (MTR): The MTR is the easiest way for visitors to get around Hong Kong. Tickets can be purchased from machines in the stations on a trip-by-trip basis or you can buy a multi-use Octopus card at MTR ticket windows. The University MTR station is located in CUHK. Other MTR stations that are close to CUHK include Fo Tan and Shatin Station. Click here for an MTR Route map.

Octopus Card: Those who expect to take the MTR subway, based in Hong Kong, may consider buying an "Octopus card" at the Customer Service Center at the MTR or Airport Express stations. Octopus is the electronic ticketing system that makes traveling in Hong Kong simple and hassle-free. You can simply pass the ticket gates with a simple "touch & go" of your Octopus card. The Octopus cards can be used on multiple modes of transport; MTR, Airport Express, railways, buses, ferries etc. These cards can also be used on most vending machines in transport premises (supermarket and some catering outlets on campus as well). Other tickets available at the MTR and Airport Express stations are single-journey tickets, Tourist MTR 1-Day Pass, and Airport Express Tourist Octopus. For details, please click here.

By Bus: Bus fares are paid upon boarding and vary according to distance and bus route. Exact change is required as drivers do not give change. The Airport bus A41 (Shatin - Yu Chui Court fare around HK$22.3) will take you all the way from the airport to Shatin (Shatin Central Bus Terminal station). You can take an MTR train from Shatin MTR station (of walking distance from the Shatin Central Bus Terminal) to the University station and take a taxi to Morningside College, CUHK. Alternatively, you can take a taxi to CUHK directly from the Shatin Central Bus Terminal station. The taxi fare would be around HK$60.

By Train: You can take the Airport Express train and change for a taxi when you are at the Tsing Yi Station, where taxis (RED or GREEN) are readily available for the trip to the campus. The taxi fare would be around HK$200.

Click here for a campus map which shows how to get to the check-in location once you have arrived at the campus.

Airlines and Airports

  • Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
    Hong Kong International Airport has its own internal rail network. An automated people mover transports arriving or departing passengers from the furthermost gates in about 70 seconds. This is complemented by over two kilometers of moving walkways or located inside the terminal building. Adjacent to the terminal is the ground transportation center where transfers to urban Hong Kong can be made via the Mass Transit Railway (MTR), Airport bus and taxis.

Special Accommodations for Before or After the Meeting

  • Courtyard by Marriott - Hong Kong Sha Tin (Phone: +852 3940 8826 | Fax: +852 3940 8822)
    If you need to stay overnight in Hong Kong before or after the meeting, the Courtyard by Marriott (1 On Ping Street, Sha Tin, New Territories) offers a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate for GRC participants. Refer to the Off-Site Housing page for more details.
  • Hong Kong International Airport Hotels
    For attendees who need to stay in the Hong Kong area before or after the meeting, the Hong Kong International Airport web site provides a list of hotels.
  • Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin (Phone: +852 3723 7888 | Fax: +852 3723 2838)
    If you need to stay overnight in Hong Kong before or after the meeting, the Hyatt (18 Chak Cheung Street, Sha Tin, New Territories) offers a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate for GRC participants. Refer to the Off-Site Housing page for more details.

Helpful Links

For more information about the city and other accommodations visit the Hong Kong Tourist Association web page.
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