Travel websites and online application website for renewal of passports experience congestion after “0+3” measure announced


23rd September 2022 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong government announced today (23rd) that it will relax the quarantine measures for arrivals to “0+3”. A large number of citizens who are eagerly looking forward to traveling abroad have flocked to major travel agencies or airline websites to sign up for group tours or buy air tickets.

Meanwhile, the government’s online application website for renewal of passports experienced a network congestion at around 9.15pm tis evening. According to the information of the Hong Kong Immigration Department, there are currently more than 5.2 million valid SAR passports in circulation, and more than 900,000 passports have expired since 2020. The public has been reminded to renew their passports as soon as possible.