Government issues amber outbound travel alert for Peru

     In view of the latest situation in Peru, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (December 16) issued an amber outbound travel alert (OTA) on Peru.

     A Government spokesman said, "Residents who intend to visit Peru or are already there should monitor the situation, exercise caution, attend to personal safety, pay attention to local announcements and avoid travelling to places with large gatherings of people. Residents should also avoid all non-essential travel to Arequipa, Cuzco (including the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu) and Puno due to ongoing demonstrations."

     The Security Bureau will closely monitor the situation there. Any update will be issued through the media, the bureau's MobileApp and OTA webpage

     Hong Kong residents in Peru who need assistance may call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit of the Immigration Department (ImmD) at (852) 1868, call the 1868 hotline by network data call via the Immigration Department Mobile Application or submit the Online Assistance Request Form, or contact the Chinese Embassy in Peru at consular protection hotline (51) 995203968.

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

Ends/Friday, December 16, 2022
Issued at HKT 20:38