Government adjusts OTA for Israel to amber

     The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (January 11) adjusted the Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) for Israel from red to amber.

     Hong Kong residents who intend to visit the country or are already there should monitor the situation and exercise caution. Residents should avoid all travel to Gaza and surrounding areas.

     The Security Bureau will continue to closely monitor the situation and issue updates through the media and the OTA webpage (

     Hong Kong residents in Israel who need assistance may call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit (AHU) of the Immigration Department at (852) 1868.

     In addition, Hong Kong residents are encouraged to use the online Registration of Outbound Travel Information (ROTI) service ( to register their contact details and itinerary before travelling outside Hong Kong. The information provided allows the AHU of the Immigration Department to contact and assist them in an emergency outside Hong Kong.

Ends/Friday, January 11, 2013
Issued at HKT 12:12