[UPDATED] In the wake of the protests in Hong Kong over the weekend, the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has warned that further demonstrations are possible and could shut down large parts of the city and cause widespread disruption.

Flash points include –

  • Admiralty
  • Central Government Complex of Hong Kong SAR
  • Tamar Park

Travel advice

If you are already in or will be in Hong Kong in the next few weeks, please consider the following –

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds. 
  • Review your travel risk management plan, so you know what to do in an emergency.
  • Make sure you have the contact information of your travel insurance company and your local embassy stored in a secure offline location.
  • Monitor local media.
  • Keep your devices charged.
  • Check in with friends and family.
  • If something does happen, contact the local embassy as soon as it is safe to do so.

Here is health advice from the International News Safety Institute on how to protect yourself from tear gas.

Official travel advice

From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

On 9 June 2019 there were large political demonstrations related to proposed changes to Hong Kong’s extradition laws, which were overwhelmingly peaceful, but isolated clashes between a small minority of the protestors and the police took place in the early hours of the following morning. Further demonstrations may take place in the coming weeks and you should be aware that such demonstrations can close off large sections of the city and affect public transport. You should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities.

from Travel Advice Summary, which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/hong-kong

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