Travelers should continue to remain on alert for demonstrations that are still occurring around Hong Kong.
Airport Authority Hong Kong has obtained a temporary injunction that prohibits people from demonstrating or interfering with operations at Hong Kong International Airport. However, protestors are periodically blocking roads, impeding traffic to/from the airport. Other public transportation is also being impacted sporadically. Airport express and in-town check-in services might be suspended from time to time.
New security measures are in place, which include restricting who can enter the airport. All passengers are required to show their passports and boarding passes while airline workers are required to present their airport permits or company IDs. Passengers should expect long lines to enter the facility while documents are checked. Airlines are asking passengers to arrive early and are opening their ticket counters earlier than normal to accommodate the early arrivers. Because passengers must have a confirmed ticket in order to enter the airport, Cathay Pacific has suspended ticket sales at its airport counters at Hong Kong International.
The U.S. State Department issued a travel warning over Hong Kong’s ongoing protests. The advice urges travelers to exercise a higher 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 advising visitors to avoid Hong Kong altogether.
Travelers should continue to monitor this ongoing situations and reconfirm arrangements accordingly.
Please contact your Adelman travel consultant for additional information.