The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore issues new travel warning to avoid airport and Yuen Long in Hong Kong

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26th July 2019 – (Hong Kong) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a new travel advisory yesterday for their citizens visiting Hong Kong.

Following reports of the protest at the Hong Kong International Airport which commenced at 1 pm today, and at Yuen Long in the New Territories on 27 July 2019, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would advise Singaporeans to avoid these locations at these times.

In recent weeks, several large-scale protests have taken place at multiple venues in Hong Kong. Although mostly peaceful and orderly, cases of localised clashes following these protests were reported. Protests which are meant to be peaceful may still have the potential to turn violent with little or no notice.

If you are already in Hong Kong, you should take all necessary precautions to ensure your personal safety. You are advised to stay vigilant, monitor developments through the local news, and heed the instructions of the local authorities. You may wish to follow the Hong Kong Police Force on their social media accounts (https://www.facebook.com/hongkongpoliceforce and https://twitter.com/hkpoliceforce) for latest updates. You should avoid protests and large public gatherings, and stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe.

Singaporeans in Hong Kong are encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs athttps://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ to enable us to contact you should the need arise.

Those who require consular assistance can contact the Singapore Consulate-General in Hong Kong, or the MFA Duty Office (24hrs) at:

Singapore Consulate-General in Hong Kong
Tel: +852-2527-2212 or +852-9466-1251 (after office hours)
Fax: +852-2861-3595
Email: [email protected]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hours)
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Telephone: +65 6379 8800 / 8855
Email: [email protected]