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In Hong Kong the amount of violent crime is very low, but pick pocketing and other street crime can occur. You should take extra care of your passport, credit cards and money in crowded areas and when checking in and out of hotels. There have also been some isolated incidents of robberies in Hong Kongs country parks since 2005; these incidents have been reduced following a crime prevention operation by the Hong Kong Police.
Hong Kong is a very popular destination for British travellers and roughly over half a million British people visit the country every year. The Hong Kong Dollar is one of the most commonly traded currencies in the world, and as such it is available to buy at most bureau de change and banks at very competitive rates. The average order we see is for about £675 ($8,300 HKD based upon orders placed between, 1st August to 31st August 2013).
If you wait until you are in Hong Kong to change your money you should expect to pay $50 HKD in commission per transaction ($100 HKD at HSBC) so this should be avoided. Apart from that, Hong Kong is connected to every major financial network in the world so you can use credit, debit and prepaid currency cards with ease. There is no problem converting Hong Kong Dollars back into Sterling on your return, and should you visit mainland China; border areas will also take Hong Kong Dollars so you will not have to buy additional Yuan unless you intend to spend a lot of time there.
The Hong Kong Dollar is pegged to the US Dollar at a rate approximately equal to $7.8 HKD = $1 USD.
Hong Kong runs a similar law system to the UK and although Hong Kong is part of the People’s Republic of China it still manages its own immigration controls. When travelling to Hong Kong as a British Citizen you can stay for up to six months without a visa. If you plan on staying for more than six months to either study or work in the country you will need to apply for a visa which you can get from the Hong Kong Embassy.
Whilst in Hong Kong if you plan on visiting mainland China you will need to apply for visa in advance to enter the mainland. If you travel to China and then to Hong Kong and back through China on your return you will need a multiple-entry visa for visiting and passing through mainland China several times and you must carry a valid passport for the entirety of your stay in both countries.
Over the past week the Hong Kong Dollar has increased by 1.50% from last Sunday's rate of 11.3300 to today's rate of 11.5002 which means £750 will buy you $127.65 more now than it would have a week ago. During this period the best rate we recorded is right now at 11.5002 and the worst rate was 11.3000 on Monday.
The 90 day outlook has seen the Hong Kong Dollar rate increase by 0.68% from 11.4230 on 26th January 2015 to 11.5002 today. Based on these figures, £750 will buy you $57.90 more today than it would have three months ago. We recorded a high rate of 11.7594 on 25th February 2015 and a low rate of 11.0950 on 13th April 2015.
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