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Hong Kong demonstrations

Added 8th August - Updated 16th August 11:00 (GMT+1)

In recent weeks, several large-scale political demonstrations have taken place on Hong Kong Island, in Kowloon and various suburbs in the New Territories. Clashes have taken place between police and protesters following otherwise peaceful protest activities. These have involved significant violence.

Reports indicate the protests are likely to continue.

You should be prepared that the situation around protests and public gatherings could change quickly, with the potential for significant violence. If you are in and around areas where demonstrations are taking place, you should remain vigilant, follow the advice of local authorities and move away quickly to a safe place if there are signs of disorder.

Activities related to protests have spilled over into large public spaces, including shopping centres, housing estates and metro (“MTR”) stations, on the margins of recent protest routes. Protests can deviate from planned routes and there is the possibility of injuries among those accidentally caught up in events. Demonstrations may lead to sections of the city being closed off and strikes by public transport workers will significantly disrupt services. In recent protests, bus routes, MTR stations, the Airport Express and the Hong Kong Macao Ferry Terminal have temporarily suspended operations without warning.

14th August - Hong Kong airport has resumed flight operations, however some flights could be delayed or cancelled. Please reconfirm the flights before heading to the airport.

If you are due to travel to/from Hong Kong week commencing 12th August, please re-confirm your flight with your airline directly. 

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Please also follow the travel advice of your Government: 


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STA Travel are monitoring this situation and updates will be added to this Travel Advice page.


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