Tips when traveling

  • Always inform your family and someone in Hong Kong prior to departure. Remember to give them a copy of your contact information if available.
  • Check for travel or health warnings issued for your destination. Obtain proper immunization if necessary.
  • Ensure that you have all the travel documents, visas and entry permits required for entry into your destination before departure.
  • Purchase travel insurance for the entire duration of your trip.
  • Store your money, travel documents and other valuables in a safe place.
  • Make photocopies of travel documents and keep them separately when you travel.
  • If possible, check the contact details of your country's consulate/embassy as well as the local emergency number at your travel destination.
International SOS

HKUST partners with International SOS, the leading travel health and safety assistance provider. Whether you are in Hong Kong or travelling abroad, International SOS provides HKUST students with a 24/7 resource on call, online and even on the ground to help with medical, security and logistical questions, concerns and situations that may arise.

So if you need pre-travel advice, a medical referral, lose your medication, or experience a medical or security crisis, please call International SOS for assistance. We also advise that you download the ISOS Assistance App. The app will give you instant and real-time access to country-specific medical and security alerts wherever you are.

Hong Kong Assistance Center: (+852) 2528 9900
Mobile App: International SOS Assistance App
HKUST membership number: 07AYCA093635