Government removes Amber Outbound Travel Alert for Japan (Kumamoto Prefecture)

     In view of the latest situation in Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (June 3) removed the Amber Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) for Japan (Kumamoto Prefecture).

     Residents can obtain the latest OTA information on the Security Bureau's OTA webpage: .

     Residents should pay attention to their personal safety when travelling abroad.  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.

     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/Friday, June 3, 2016
Issued at HKT 18:01