Demonstrations and clashes have occurred from time to time. Residents intending to visit the country or are already there should monitor the situation, exercise caution, attend to personal safety and avoid protests and large gatherings of people. Residents in Bahrain 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 Bahrain at consular protection hotline: (973) 17723900.
- There had been sporadic bomb attacks since 2011 in Bahrain. In July and August 2015, bomb attacks occurred in Sitra and the village of Karana west of the capital, Manama, resulting in casualties.
- In early November 2012, amid a government ban on all rallies and public gatherings, explosions continued to occur in the capital, Manama, resulting in casualties.
[ current OTA issued on 20 March 2012, 18:00 ]
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)
Travel Advisories of Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (English only)
Travel Reports and Warnings of Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (English only)
Travelling and Living Overseas of British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (English only)
Travel Health News from Travel Health Service of the Department of Health