Government reminds residents Black Outbound Travel Alert for Thailand (Bangkok) still in force

     A government spokesman today (May 24) reminded residents that the Black Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) for Thailand (Bangkok) is still in force. Residents are urged to avoid all travel to Bangkok. Residents who are already there should attend to their personal safety and avoid places with clashes.

     The Security Bureau together with other relevant government bureaux and departments are closely monitoring the situation in Bangkok and surrounding areas. They have been in close liaison with the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in Hong Kong and the Chinese Embassy in Thailand. Any update will be issued through the media and the OTA webpage (

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

Ends/Monday, May 24, 2010
Issued at HKT 17:23