Government adjusts the Outbound Travel Alert for Thailand (Bangkok) to Red

     The HKSAR government today (June 2) has lowered the Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) for the Thailand (Bangkok) to Red. A government spokesman said, "As the situation there may change, Hong Kong residents who intend to visit Bangkok should adjust their travel plans and avoid non-essential travel. Those already there should continue to monitor the situation and exercise caution."

     The Security Bureau will continue to liaise with the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in Hong Kong in monitoring the situation there. Any update will be issued through the media and the bureau's OTA webpage (

     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/Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Issued at HKT 18:43