Tips for Hong Kong travel during the concerns of the novel coronavirus

Will the novel coronavirus affect my travel plans to and around Hong Kong? In Hong Kong we are all taking preventative measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus and health protection is our top priority. The airport and most hotels and public transportation are open and running normally. With the helpful tips below, you can have a smoother and safer trip.

1. Beware of the opening hours of attractions before you visit

The Star Ferry and Peak Tram are still operating, but some major attractions, including Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park Hong Kong, sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, Noah’s Ark Hong Kong, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, Hong Kong Wetland Park, the Ngong Ping 360 cable car service, museums under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and facilities of the Antiquities and Monuments Office are temporarily closed until further notice due to the current health precautions. Before you visit, please check their respective websites.

2. Please check with organisers if planning to join an event, as some may be cancelled or postponed

As part of the virus preventative measures, some events may be postponed or cancelled this year. Hong Kong Sevens is postponed and the programmes of Hong Kong Arts Festival, Art Basel and Art Central are cancelled. Tai Kwun will remain open with reduced services until 23 February. All exhibitions, events, performances and guided tours will be suspended. Please check with event organisers for more information and updates on the reschedule or resumption of events.

3. Maintain good personal hygiene while enjoying Hong Kong's dining and shops

Most of the restaurants and shops are still open. While enjoying delicious cuisines and a multitude of shopping experiences, wash hands frequently to help keep germs at bay. Wearing a surgical mask is helpful when taking public transport or staying in crowded places. For more details, please check the travel health advice of the Department of Health’s website.

4. Explore the outdoors in Hong Kong — an island hopping and hiking paradise

It’s a great season to discover nature in Hong Kong — visit laidback islands and various hikes from easy to challenging. The ferry schedules vary, please check timetables before your journey.

5. Stay up to date

The situation is changing fast so be sure to check out the website of the Centre for Health Protection (www.chp.gov.hk) or call our Visitor Hotline via +852 2508 1234 (9am to 9pm daily) or see our webchat service for the latest updates.

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