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Mastercard, Octopus enable contactless payments in 180,000 HK touchpoints

Travelers will be able to use their Mobile Octopus across all MTR routes.

Mastercard and e-money card operator Octopus Cards have teamed up to enable cardholders to top-up their Mobile Octopus accounts in their iPhone or Apple Watch.

Octopus contactless payments are accepted at over 180,000 acceptance points in Hong Kong, including in mass transportation touchpoints.

Travelers will be able to use their Mobile Octopus across all MTR (Mass Transit Railway) routes including Airport Express, Light Rail, MTR Bus, and express travel across 2,400 MTR gates. 

A Top-Up Rebate Program is also now available for inbound travelers from the Chinese mainland. From 1 February 2024 to 31 May 2024, travelers from the Chinese mainland who link their Mastercard cards to the Octopus App for Tourists can enjoy HK$30 cashback when they top up the RMB equivalent of HK$300 or more for the first time.

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