Hong Kong adjusts travel alert for Thailand (Bangkok) to amber

     In view of the latest situation in Bangkok, and the fact that the state of emergency in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces was lifted by the Thai Government, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (March 19) adjusted the Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) for Thailand (Bangkok) to amber - the same as for other parts of Thailand.

     A Government spokesman said, "Hong Kong residents who intend to visit the country or are already there should monitor the situation, exercise caution, attend to personal safety and avoid protests and large gatherings of people."

     The Security Bureau will continue to closely monitor the situation and issue updates through the media and the 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 on (852)1868 or contact the Chinese Embassy in Thailand on the 24-hour consular protection hotline: (66) 854833327.

Ends/Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Issued at HKT 12:00