Outbound Travel Alert  

Country Information

  • On 31 May 2016, bomb and fire rocket attacks occurred in the city of Gao, resulting in casualties.

  • On 20 November 2015, gunmen attacked a hotel in Bamako, capital of the African country, Mali, taking hostage of some 140 guests and 30 employees. Shootings and explosions were heard. The incident resulted in serious casualties. The Malian authorities have declared a national state of emergency.

    Residents in Mali 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 of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of Mali (consular protection hotline: 00223-20213597).

    (updated on 2 June 2016)

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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