Government issues Amber Outbound Travel Alert on Germany

     In view of the latest situation in Germany, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (July 23) issued an Amber Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) on Germany.

     A Government spokesman said, “Residents who plan to visit Germany or are already there should monitor the situation, exercise caution, attend to personal safety, avoid travelling to places of 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 in Germany may call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit (AHU) of the Immigration Department (ImmD) at (852) 1868 or contact the Chinese Embassy in Germany at consular protection hotline: (49) 1736171063.

     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, July 23, 2016
Issued at HKT 11:41