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Hong Kong breaks record with more than 65 million visitors in 2018

| February 2, 2019

Immigration Department Review 2019

The Director of Immigration, Mr. Tsang Kwok-wai, delivered a year-end review of the Immigration Department’s work in 2018 and its future outlook on February 1.

In the report, the Hong Kong Immigration Department Director said that over 314 million passengers passed through Hong Kong’s control points in 2018, representing an increase of 5.1 percent over 2017.

The total number of visitor arrivals exceeded 65.14 million, representing an 11.4 percent increase as compared with that of 2017, of which Mainland visitor arrivals was 50.8 million, representing an increase of 15 percent when compared with that of 2017.

Moreover, the number of arrivals of other visitors in 2018 was 14.34 million, which was 0.5 percent higher than that of 2017. Among the visitor arrivals in 2018, 14.39 million visitors traveled through the Airport Control Point, while over 45.93 million visitors and 4.82 million visitors passed through land control points and sea control points respectively.


Photo caption: The Director of Immigration, Mr Tsang Kwok-wai (fifth right), chairs the press conference of the Immigration Department’s year-end review of 2018 today (February 1).


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