Outbound Travel Alert  


Information related to earthquake in Mexico
  • On 8 September 2017, a powerful earthquake struck off the southern coast of Mexico, resulting in damages and casualties. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre once issued a tsunami warning.


  • For the latest relevant announcements by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, please see: http://ptwc.weather.gov/.

  • Hong Kong residents there should attend to personal safety, stay away from the affected areas and pay attention to local announcements. Residents in Mexico who need assistance may call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit (AHU) of the Immigration Department at (852) 1868 or contact the Chinese Embassy in Mexico at consular protection hotline: (52) 155-54073017 / 155-20936210.


  • (updated on 11 September 2017)


Registration for Outbound Travel Information (ROTI)

Before departing Hong Kong, residents may register via ROTI their travel itineraries and contact details to receive updates on OTA and related information. The Immigration Department may contact and assist the registrants in an emergency.


Hyperlinks to other travel advisories:

Outbound Travel Alert of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China (Chinese only)

Travelling and Living Overseas of British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (English only)

Travel Reports and Warnings of Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (English only)

Travel Advisories of Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (English only)

Travel Health News from Travel Health Service of the Department of Health