Current travel advisories for Hong Kong

Last Update: Wednesday, 23. September 2020 at 07:19

Please reconsider your need to travel to Hong Kong.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.7 / 5

Hong Kong is a country in Asia (Eastern Asia) with around 7 million citizens and a land mass of 1,092 km². We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 0 / 5

This country does not share any land based borders with another country.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/HK

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
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Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/hong-kong-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reconsider travel to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), due to COVID-19 and arbitrary enforcement of local laws. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for the PRC and Hong Kong due to COVID-19. The PRC has resumed most business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within the PRC. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in the PRC. Effective March 28, 2020, the PRC suspended entry into mainland China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits. On August 10, 2020, this ban was modified to allow entry of some nationals, not including the United States. Most commercial air carriers have reduced routes to and from mainland China. The Hong Kong SAR has resumed most transportation and business operations. Other improved conditions have been reported within Hong Kong. Visit the Consulate General's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Hong Kong.  Please monitor the Hong Kong government’s website for further updates on COVID-19. Country Summary: The PRC government arbitrarily enforces local laws, including by carrying out arbitrary and wrongful detentions and through the use of exit bans on U.S. citizens and citizens of other countries without due process of law. The PRC government uses arbitrary detention and exit bans:  to compel individuals to participate in PRC government investigations, to pressure family members to return to the PRC from abroad, to influence PRC authorities to resolve civil disputes in favor of PRC citizens, and to gain bargaining leverage over foreign governments. In most cases, U.S. citizens only become aware of an exit ban when they attempt to depart the PRC, and there is no reliable mechanism or legal process to find out how long the ban might continue or to contest it in a court of law. U.S. citizens traveling or residing in the PRC or Hong Kong, may be detained without access to U.S. consular services or information about their alleged crime. U.S. citizens may be subjected to prolonged interrogations and extended detention without due process of law. Security personnel may detain and/or deport U.S. citizens for sending private electronic messages critical of the PRC government. The PRC government does not recognize dual nationality. U.S.-PRC citizens and U.S. citizens of Chinese heritage may be subject to additional scrutiny and harassment, and the PRC government may prevent the U.S. Embassy from providing consular services. XINJIANG UYGHUR AUTONOMOUS REGION and TIBET AUTONOMOUS REGION Extra security measures, such as security checks and increased levels of police presence, are common in the Xinjiang Uyghur and Tibet Autonomous Regions. Authorities may impose curfews and travel restrictions on short notice. HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION Since the imposition of national security legislation on July 1, the PRC unilaterally and arbitrarily exercises police and security power in Hong Kong. The PRC has demonstrated an intention to use this authority to target a broad range of activities it defines as acts of secession, subversion, terrorism, and “collusion” with foreign countries. The new legislation also covers offenses committed by non-Hong Kong residents or organizations outside of Hong Kong, which could subject U.S. citizens who have been publicly critical of the PRC to a heightened risk of arrest, detention, expulsion, or prosecution. PRC security forces, including the new Office for Safeguarding National Security, now operate in Hong Kong. Demonstrations: Participating in demonstrations or any other activities that authorities interpret as constituting an act of secession, subversion, terrorism, or collusion with a foreign country could result in criminal charges. On July 1, 2020, as part of its color-coded system of warning flags, the Hong Kong police unveiled a new purple flag, which warns protesters that shouting slogans or carrying banners with an intent prohibited by the law could now bring criminal charges. U.S. citizens are strongly cautioned to be aware of their surroundings and avoid demonstrations. Propaganda: A PRC propaganda campaign has falsely accused individuals of fomenting unrest in Hong Kong. In some cases, the campaign, has published their personal information, resulting in threats of violence on social media. Read the country information page for the PRC and for Hong Kong.

Danger level: 4

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Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/hong-kong

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Irish government

Quelle: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/china-hong-kong-macau/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/hong-kong

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
There’s been an increase in community transmission of COVID-19 in Hong Kong. Practise social distancing and wear a face mask in public spaces and on public transport. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor media for the latest (see 'Travel'). The new national security legislation for Hong Kong could be interpreted broadly. Under the law, you could be deported or face possible transfer to mainland China for prosecution under mainland law. The full extent of the law and how it will be applied is not yet clear. You may be at increased risk of detention on vaguely defined national security grounds. You could break the law without intending to. If you’re concerned about the new law, reconsider your need to remain in Hong Kong. We advise: Do not travel to Hong Kong.  

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Basic facts

Citizens
around 7 million
Covering landmass
1,092 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Dollar (HKD)
ISO 2-Letter Code
HK
Phone prefix
+852
Top Level Domain
.hk
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800/3G

Airports in Hong Kong (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Hong Kong.

Is Hong Kong safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Hong Kong. With a risk index of 3.7 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Hong Kong?

We currently know of 6 countries having issued advisories for Hong Kong.

What countries does Hong Kong share land borders with?

This country does not share any land based borders with another country.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!