Hong Kong raises the travel alert for Egypt to black

     As the situation in Egypt continues to deteriorate, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (January 30) has raised the outbound travel alert (OTA) for the country to black.  

     Residents are urged to avoid all travel to the country. Those already there should attend to their personal safety and avoid protests and large gatherings of people.  Residents who need assistance may call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit of the Immigration Department at (852) 1868.

     The Government today issued SMS over mobile phones to residents with roaming services in Egypt to remind them the OTA for the country has been raised to black and residents there should attend to personal safety.

     Security Bureau will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates through the media and the OTA webpage (www.sb.gov.hk/eng/ota).

Ends/Sunday, January 30, 2011
Issued at HKT 17:56