Government issues Amber Outbound Travel Alert for Israel

     An explosion occurred in Jerusalem, Israel. In view of the development in Israel, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (March 24) issued an Amber Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) for Israel.

     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/Thursday, March 24, 2011
Issued at HKT 20:31