Hong Kong issues amber travel alert for Philippines

     In view of the latest situation in the Philippines, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (October 21) issued an amber outbound travel alert (OTA) for the Philippines. A government spokesman advised Hong Kong travellers to monitor the situation and exercise caution in the area concerned.

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

     For more information, please visit the OTA webpage at (www.sb.gov.hk/eng/ota).

Ends/Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Issued at HKT 14:55