Hong Kong has a unique historical background and its visa policy and conditions reflect that. Hong Kong Visitor Visas are available for most nationalities, however, there are visa exemptions and the visa-free conditions vary between countries. In order to obtain a Hong Kong visa, travellers must first find out if they need a visa to enter Hong Kong.
For tourism purposes, there are about 170 countries and territories that have a visa-free agreement with Hong Kong, with stays that range between 7 to 180 days. The length of stay is determined by the government of Hong Kong and it varies greatly between countries. For instance, British citizens can travel to Hong Kong visa free and stay in HKSRA for up to 180 days.
Citizens of several countries must obtain a visa to enter Hong Kong at an embassy or consulate. All nationalities must have a valid passport upon arrival in Hong Kong.