What are the mandatory vaccinations required to enter Hong Kong?

  • MMR- measles/mumps/rubella
  • DPT- diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus
  • Poliovirus vaccines

NOTE: Tourists need to consult a travel agent for latest and updated information on required vaccination prior to their departure to visit Hong Kong.

Other optional but recommended Vaccination for Travellers visiting Hong Kong:

  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis-A
  • Hepatitis-B
  • Japanese encephalitis


Other health risks: H5N1

What type of Health Insurance is valid for Tourists or Visitors in Hong Kong?

  • Consult your medical service provider for the facilities related to the medical terms that will they cover emergency expenses.
  • Medical facilities in Hong Kong are widely available and of good quality.
  • Some hospitals may require cash payment.
  • All prescribed medicines are widely available with the same name or some other name with the same salt content.

NOTE: Tourists or Visitors need to consult medical travel insurance providers and/or travel agents to know details about insurance policy limitations in Hong Kong and whether it covers all expenses or not in case of medical emergency during your stay in Hong Kong.

Health tips while travelling to Hong Kong:

  • Carry full medical prescription and the basic medicines which can be used in general like: stomach ache, joint pains etc. But must cross check the drugs which you carrying with you may be banned in that country.
  • Prevent insect bites.
  • Sanitize your hands always.
  • Drink bottled water only.

NOTE: While you are recommended to carry prescription from home country some medicines may not be legal or available in Hong Kong. Travellers are recommended to consult a travel agent and medical advisers for alternative medicines in Hong Kong.

Also Read: Customs followed in Hong Kong

Last update on February 2, 3:21 pm by Nidhi S.