Hong Kong, including its popular tourist areas, has been hitting the headlines worldwide since June 2019 due to unauthorised protests. Although several peaceful activities have taken place, many other protests have led to clashes between police and protesters. Unfortunately, these protests are likely to continue.
Here's the latest advice from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), and information surrounding how British tourists could be affected...
British holidaymakers should remain vigilant if travelling to Hong Kong, follow the advice of local authorities and move away quickly to a safe place if there are signs of disorder. Visitors have been advised to avoid wearing black clothing or covering their face to avoid being mistaken for protesters.
During the demonstrations, sections of the city may be closed off or subject to roadblocks. On top of this, local buses, metro (MTR), Airport Express services and the Hong Kong Macao Ferry Terminal could be temporarily suspended without warning so be sure to check live service updates before travelling and consider allowing extra time for journies.
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Those uncertain about holidaying to Hong Kong during this time should consider Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai or Bangkok as alternative destinations.
If you’ve booked a trip to Hong Kong, or are planning to do so, and have questions, contact the associated tour operator for more information and be sure to read up on the latest travel advice for up to date information.
Published on 2nd October 2017
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