Travel Advisory to Hong Kong – Exercise increased caution
- August 9, 2019
Large-scale protests and demonstrations have been taking place on Hong Kong Island, in Kowloon. Acts of violence have occurred, including clashes between police and demonstrators. Locations of gatherings may be unpredictable and change at short notice. Separately, attacks by reportedly criminally-linked individuals have affected commuters in the New Territories. Further demonstrations are expected.
New Zealanders in Hong Kong are advised to avoid all protests and demonstrations, as even those intended to be peaceful have the potential to turn violent with little or no warning. New Zealanders are also advised to monitor local media for developments and comply with any instructions and restrictions issued by the local authorities. Expect road closures and disruptions to public transport as a result of demonstrations.
New Zealanders in Hong Kong are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The New Zealand Consulate-General Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Street Address 6501 Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Telephone +852 2525 5044
Fax +852 2845 2915
Web Site http://www.mfat.govt.nz/hong-kong
Hours Mon – Fri 0830 – 1300, 1400 – 1700 hrs