Government reminds residents that the Red Outbound Travel Alert for Egypt remains in force

     In view of continuing demonstrations and developments in Egypt, a Government spokesman today (July 4) reminded residents that the Red Outbound Travel Alert for Egypt remains in force.

     The Security Bureau has been closely monitoring the development of the situation in Egypt. Relevant information has been uploaded to the website of the Security Bureau, the spokesman said.

     Residents intending to visit that country should adjust their travel plans and avoid non-essential travel, such as leisure travel. Those already there should monitor the situation, attend to personal safety, avoid protests and large gatherings of people, and monitor local announcements on the latest situation.

     The Security Bureau will continue to closely monitor developments and issue updates through the media and the Outbound Travel Alert webpage (

     Hong Kong residents in Egypt 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 or contact the Chinese Embassy in Egypt on the 24-hour duty phone: (20) 2-27380466 or (20) 2-27363556.

     In addition, Hong Kong residents are encouraged to use the on-line 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 Hong Kong Immigration Department to contact and assist them in an emergency outside Hong Kong.

Ends/Thursday, July 4, 2013
Issued at HKT 18:23