Outbound Travel Alert  


New Zealand
  • On 15 March 2019, gun attacks took place in two mosques in Christchurch, causing casualties. A few suspects have been arrested.


  • Residents who intend to visit New Zealand or are already there should monitor the situation, follow the advice of local authorities, exercise caution and attend to personal safety.


  • Residents in New Zealand who need assistance may call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit of the Immigration Department at (852) 1868 or contact the Chinese Embassy in New Zealand at 64-21528663 or the Chinese Consulate-General in Christchurch at 64-211767288.


  • (updated on 15 March 2019)


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