Visas & Passports
Delegates may not need a visa or entry permit if they are citizens of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People's Republic of China.
For more information regarding travel visa requirements and visa-free period for visit, please refer to the website of the Immigration Department of HKSAR: https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services/visas/visit-transit/visit-visa-entry-permit.html
Delegates from other countries may need to obtain a visa before entering. Please make sure to apply for a visa well in advance.
The information for visa applications can be found in the website of the Immigration Department of HKSAR: https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services/visas/visit_transit.html
Travelling to Hong Kong
Delegates can travel to Hong Kong by flying in at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). Other modes of entry by land (e.g., high speed rail, coach) or sea (e.g., high speed ferry, cruise) are also available from many major cities in China, or other ports in Asia.
Transportation from the HKG Airport to conference venue
The conference venue, Yasumoto International Academic (YIA) Park, is located in the main campus of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. It is around 100m away (about 5-min walk) from the MTR (Mass Transit Railways) University Station. The following two routes are recommended for travelling directly from the HKG Airport to the conference venue. If delegates choose to stay at Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin, the routes also apply, because the hotel is just next to the MTR University station. Hyatt Regency Hong Kong is the most recommended hotel.
1. By Taxi
The easiest way for delegates to travel directly from the airport to the conference venue is by taxi. Delegates can take either the urban taxis (red) or New Territories taxis (green). The fares for New Territories taxis (green) will be cheaper, but these taxis can only operate in certain areas in New Territories district in Hong Kong. Most taxi drivers in Hong Kong are communicable using English.
Estimated travel time: 40 minutes
Estimated cost: HK$340 (urban taxis) / $310 (green taxis)
Payment method: Cash
1. By Bus
Delegates can take airport bus (Route A41) from the airport to Shatin Central Bus Terminal. This route operates between 05:35 and 24:00 on all days of the week. Under normal traffic, the bus ride takes approximately 50 minutes to the town centre of Shatin. Delegates can then travel to the conference venue from Shatin by taxi or MTR (University Station).
Estimated travel time: 50 minutes (bus ride) + 5 minutes (transit) + 10 minutes (taxi / MTR University Station)
Estimated cost: HK$22.3 (bus ride) + $60 (green taxis) +$4.5 (MTR)
Payment method: Cash or Octopus Card
Transportation within Hong Kong
Hong Kong's public transport is able to satisfy all the needs of delegates. The land transport in Hong Kong comprises taxis, MTR (Mass Transit Railway), buses, minibuses, tramways. On the sea delegates may use ferries.
For more information about local public transportation, please refer to the website of the Transport Department of HKSAR: https://www.td.gov.hk/en/transport_in_hong_kong/public_transport/index.html
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