Hong Kong raises travel alert for Thailand (Bangkok) to red

     In view of the latest situation in Thailand (Bangkok), the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (December 2) raised the Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) for Thailand (Bangkok) to red.  The OTA for other parts of Thailand remains at amber.

     A government spokesman said, ˇ§Residents intending to visit Bangkok should adjust their travel plans and avoid non-essential travel.  Those already there should monitor the situation, attend to personal safety and avoid protests and large gatherings of people.ˇ¨  

     The Security Bureau will continue to monitor the situation there. Any update will be issued through the media and the bureau's OTA webpage (www.sb.gov.hk/eng/ota).

     Hong Kong residents in Thailand 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 Thailand at 24-hour consular protection hotline: (66) 854833327.

Ends/Monday, December 2, 2013
Issued at HKT 13:45