Government issues Amber Outbound Travel Alert for United Kingdom

     In view of the latest situation in the United Kingdom, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (May 24) issued an Amber Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) for the United Kingdom.

     A Government spokesman said, "Residents who plan to visit the United Kingdom 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 in the United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom at the consular protection hotline: (44) 20-7436 8294/20-7631 1430.

     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/Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Issued at HKT 19:18