Government issues amber outbound travel alert for India

     In view of a recent shooting incident involving tourists in New Delhi, India, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (September 20) issued an amber outbound travel alert (OTA) for India.

     A government spokesman said, "Those who plan to visit the country or already there should monitor the situation and exercise caution."

     The Security Bureau will continue to monitor 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/Monday, September 20, 2010
Issued at HKT 10:59