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Government issues travel advice on visiting India (November 28) (5pm)

     In view of the latest attacks in Mumbai, India, a spokesman for the Security Bureau (November 28) advised Hong Kong residents to avoid unnecessary travel to India. Those who are already in India should attend to their personal safety and keep themselves abreast of the situation there.  

     Hong Kong residents in India who need assistance may call the Hong Kong Immigration Department's 24-hour hotline at (852) 1868 or the Chinese Embassy/Chinese Consulate General in India.  The telephone numbers of the Chinese Embassy/Chinese Consulates General concerned are as follows:

Chinese Embassy in India (New Delhi)
Telephone no. (91) 11-24675259
              (91) 11-24675559

Chinese Consulate General in Mumbai
Telephone no. (91) 9820302548
              (91) 9892311482

Chinese Consulate General in Kolkata
Telephone no. (91) 33-40048169

     As at 5pm today (November 28), the Immigration Department had received 27 enquiries and four requests for assistance in relation to the situation in Mumbai, India. The requests are being followed up.

Ends/Friday, November 28, 2008
Issued at HKT 18:04


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