Government removes Red Outbound Travel Alert for Korea

     The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (August 1) removed the Red Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) for Korea.

     A Government spokesman said, "There has been no new case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome found in Korea in the past 28 days since the isolation of the last case on July 3. The Department of Health assessed the latest public health risk. Based on the assessment, the Food and Health Bureau advised that the Red OTA for Korea should be removed. The Government removed the OTA for Korea today."

     Residents can obtain the latest OTA information on the Security 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 (ImmD) at (852) 1868.

     In addition, Hong Kong residents are encouraged to use the online Registration of Outbound Travel Information (ROTI) service ( of the ImmD to register their contact details and itinerary when outside Hong Kong. The information provided allows the ImmD to disseminate practical information to them through appropriate means, including SMS on mobile phones, on a timely basis when necessary.

Ends/Saturday, August 1, 2015
Issued at HKT 10:07