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What is the change? New rules are set to take effect for Indian nationals traveling to Hong Kong as visa-waived nationals.
What does the change mean? For travel on and after Jan. 23, Indian nationals must register online before visiting Hong Kong on 14-day visa-free visits or as transit passengers. (Transit passengers by air who are not leaving the airport transit area are exempt.)
BAL Analysis: Indian nationals planning travel to Hong Kong on or after Jan. 23 as visa-free visitors should register beginning Monday. Indian nationals who are enrolled as frequent visitors using the e-Channel service are exempt as long as their e-Channel permission is valid.
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