Government strongly urges resident to avoid travel to Bangkok (April 13) (11.30am)

     In view of the further worsening situation in Bangkok, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (April 13) strongly urged Hong Kong residents to avoid travelling to Thailand, particularly Bangkok, unless they have an urgent need to do so.

     Those who are already there should pay close attention to the situation there and stay away from large crowds or protesters.

     From April 10 to 10am today, 360 enquiries but no request for assistance were received by the Immigration Department.

     Residents who need assistance while outside  Hong Kong may call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents  Unit of the Immigration Department at (852)1868.

Ends/Monday, April 13, 2009
Issued at HKT 11:35