Travel Advisory: Avoid these 2 upcoming protest locations in Hong Kong this weekend

In Light of Upcoming Airport Protests, Countries Including Singapore Have Issued Travel Advisories to Hong Kong

Avoid these 2 upcoming protest locations in Hong Kong, if you're traveling to or are already in the city.

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In light of upcoming airport protests happening this weekend, countries including Singapore, Canada, Japan, and South Korea have issued travel advisories to Hong Kong.

In a travel advisory issued by Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) early on 26 July 2019, Singaporeans were advised to avoid travelling to Hong Kong’s airport and the rural town of Yuen Long in the New Territories. The protests are said to commence at 1 PM on 26 July at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and on 27 July at Yuen Long in the New Territories.

Pro-democracy activists are planning to protest inside Hong Kong’s airport arrival gates on Friday and will organise a series of marches on Sunday. Following reports of these upcoming planned protests, Singaporean authorities and other countries around the globe have cautioned against travel to these 2 locations during these timings.

Hong Kong is faced with one of its worst crises following a controversial extradition bill which has triggered millions of demonstrators who have taken to the streets to protests. Recent rallies started out peaceful but have since escalated into violence, with protestors clashing with the police.

Travelling to Hong Kong? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’re travelling to Hong Kong or are already in the city, take all the necessary precautions to ensure your safety.

  1. Monitor local news developments
  2. Follow the Hong Kong Police Force’s official Facebook page and official Twitter page to stay updated
  3. Avoid the protests and large public gatherings
  4. Keep your family and friends regularly posted so that they know you are safe.

Singaporeans are also encouraged to e-register with the MFA to allow the ministry to contact them if the need arises.

Watch this space for more updates. 

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