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Government issues Amber Outbound Travel Alert for Belgium

     In view of the latest situation in Belgium, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (March 22) issued an Amber Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) for Belgium.

     A Government spokesman said, "Residents who plan to visit Belgium or are already there should monitor the situation, exercise caution, attend to personal safety, avoid travelling to places with large gatherings of people and pay attention to advice of the local authorities."

     The Security Bureau will closely monitor the situation there. Any update will be issued through the media and the bureau's Mobile App and 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 or contact the Chinese Embassy in the Kingdom of Belgium at the consular protection hotline (32) 476751182.

     Hong Kong residents are encouraged to use the online Registration of Outbound Travel Information 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/Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Issued at HKT 18:14


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