The Basic Law (BL) is the constitutional document of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Put into effect on July 1, 1997, it enshrines within a legal document the important concept of “One Country, Two Systems.”
Q. Is Hong Kong still an easy place to visit for tourists or international business people?
A. Yes, very much so. Hong Kong has autonomy in immigration control and remains a separate customs territory. It maintains its own immigration laws and procedures and has a very liberal visa policy, which allows visitors from more than 170 countries or territories visa-free access to Hong Kong for periods ranging from one week to six months. (BL Articles 116; 154; 155)