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United State of America


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Airport Information

Name of airport: John F. Kennedy International, Laguardia, White Plains
Distance to town(from John F. Kennedy): 16 km
Coach fare(from John F. Kennedy): USD 11
Taxi fare(from John F. Kennedy): USD 35
Airport tax: USD 6
Name of airport: Newark Airport
Distance to city: 25 km
Transportation between airport and city:
  • Bus
  • frequency: every 15 - 20 min
    • fare: ~USD 7
  • Taxi
    • fare: ~USD 40 - 50

Flying hours from Hong Kong on direct flights

18 1/6 hours (including transit time)


Required for both HK passport holders and CI holders
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Customs allowance

Tobacco: 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 2 kilos tobacco
Liquor: 1 U.S. quart of alcohol
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US Dollar (US$)
Approximately US$1=HK$7.761
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Airport Tax
All tax included in airfare

Time Zone

GMT: - 4
Difference from Hong Kong: - 12


Online Amtrak Schedules (Unofficial schedule page)

Tourist Attraction

United Nations
Time Square
Wall Street
Statue of Liberty
The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Jan - Mar: Temp - -3-6 C, Rain - 80 mm
Apr - Jun: Temp - 7-22 C, Rain - 100 mm
Jul - Sep: Temp - 17-28 C, Rain - 100 mm
Oct - Dec: Temp - -1-16 C, Rain - 100 mm
Temperature - Five Day City Forcast


Official Languages: English
Language of Business and Administration: English


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Emergency and Useful Tel. No.

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Emergency calls for Police: Dial 911

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Last modified 27 Jul 1999
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