The Hong Kong Tourism Board has launched a joint visa policy with the Tourism Administration of Guangdong Province that allows foreign guests visiting Hong Kong in a group of more than two to travel throughout Guangdong Province for six days without getting an additional visa. This puts Chinese cities such as Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Zhaoqing, Huizhou and Shantou within visa-free access of these Hong Kong visitors.
To apply for the visa, you must join a tour organised by a registered Hong Kong travel agent and be part of a group of no less than two persons. You can choose any port of entry to Guangdong, but you must leave through the same port with the whole group. Tour charges (including the visa) start at HK$800 (US$103).
To find out more about the application procedure, interested parties should contact their hotel concierge or designated Hong Kong tour operators such as Splendid, or Able & Promotion.
Last year, Guangdong also streamlined inter-province travel through introducing a public transport card that can be used all over the region (see story here).
For more information, visit www.discoverhongkong.com