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Hong Kong issues amber travel alert for the UK in wake of Manchester bombing

Hongkongers in the UK have been told to monitor the situation, exercise caution, attend to personal safety, avoid travelling to places with large gatherings of people and pay attention to advice of the local authorities

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 24 May, 2017, 7:58pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 24 May, 2017, 8:10pm

The Hong Kong government issued an amber travel alert for the UK on Wednesday night in the wake of the Manchester concert bombing.

The alert was made hours after Britain raised its terrorism threat level to “critical” – the highest level – following the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena, which killed 22 people and injured dozens.

A government spokesman said Hongkongers who planned to visit the country or were already there should monitor the situation, exercise caution, attend to personal safety, avoid travelling to places with large gatherings of people and pay attention to advice of the local authorities.

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The city’s Security Bureau said it would closely monitor the situation there.

The government advised Hong Kong residents who need assistance to call the 24-hour Immigration Department hotline at (852) 1868 or contact the Chinese embassy at the consular protection hotline at (44) 20-7436 8294/20-7631 1430.

Travellers are also encouraged to use the online registration for the outbound travel information service (www.gov.hk/roti) to register their contact details and itinerary when abroad.