SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has advised Singaporeans to defer non-essential travel to Hong Kong.
In a travel advisory released on its website on Friday (16 August), the ministry said, “There have been large-scale protests taking place across Hong Kong since June 2019 which have become increasingly unpredictable. These protests can take place with little or no notice and could turn violent.
“Recent protests had also affected the Hong Kong International Airport, leading to the cancellation of many flights on 12 and 13 August and leaving many travellers stranded at the airport.
“Singaporeans are thus advised to defer non-essential travel to Hong Kong, given current developments.”
MFA also urged Singaporeans who are already in Hong Kong to take all necessary precautions to ensure their personal safety.
They are advised to “stay vigilant, monitor developments through the local news, and heed the instructions of the local authorities”. They should avoid protests and large public gatherings, and stay in touch with their family and friends to let them know they are safe.
Singaporeans in Hong Kong can follow the Hong Kong Police Force on their Facebook and Twitter accounts for latest updates, as well as latest information on special traffic arrangements.
They are also encouraged to eRegister with the MFA to enable the ministry to contact them, should the need arise.
Those who require consular assistance can contact the Singapore Consulate-General in Hong Kong, or the MFA Duty Office (24hrs) at:
Singapore Consulate-General in Hong Kong – Tel: +852-2527-2212 or +852-9466-1251 (after office hours) Fax: +852-2861-3595 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hours) – Tel: +65 6379 8800/8855 Email: email@example.com