Major protesting continues to impact airport operations at Hong Kong International Airport.
Many airlines have cancelled flights. Some airlines including American, British Airways, Iberia and United are offering waivers through Aug. 15. Other carriers including Cathay Pacific have waivers but through Aug. 13 or 14 depending on the airline. In all cases waivers will likely be extended if protests continue.
Travelers should note that even when the protests subside, it will take a while for airlines to return to normal operations. In addition security will continue to be on high alert, and that some airport services may continue to be impacted. Travelers should allow extra time to transit to/from and through the airport.
Elsewhere around the city, visitors should be extremely vigilant as authorities had deployed more aggressive tactics against the protestors.
Last week, the United States issued a travel warning over Hong Kong’s ongoing protests. The advice urges travelers to exercise a high degree of caution as previous demonstrations in Hong Kong have turned confrontational and sometimes even violent. Other countries offering similar advice include Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan and Singapore. Neither the U.S. nor any of these other countries are not yet advising visitors to avoid Hong Kong altogether.
Please contact your Adelman travel consultant for additional information.