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Visa-free access to Panama and Armenia for HKSAR passport holders
     The Immigration Department announced today (February 1) that with effect from February 10, 2019, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) passport holders may visit Panama visa-free for a stay of up to 30 days. Likewise, national passport holders of Panama will also enjoy 30 days' visa-free access to Hong Kong.

     Besides, with effect from March 3, 2019, HKSAR passport holders may visit Armenia visa-free for a stay of up to 180 days whereas national passport holders of Armenia will enjoy 30 days' visa-free access to Hong Kong.

     An Immigration Department spokesman said, "Panama and Armenia are along the Belt and Road.  Under the Belt and Road Initiative, these mutual visa-free arrangements would bring greater travel convenience to the travellers of Hong Kong, Panama and Armenia, and strengthen the tourism, cultural and economic ties between the places."

     Including Panama and Armenia, 165 countries and territories have granted visa-free access or visa-on-arrival to HKSAR passport holders. Please visit the following website for details: www.immd.gov.hk/eng/service/travel_document/visa_free_access.html or scan the attached code.
Ends/Friday, February 1, 2019
Issued at HKT 19:55
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