Outbound Travel Alert  

  • On 6 September 2018, Hokkaido was struck by a magnitude 6.7 earthquake causing casualties and damages. Disruption to transport and power supply is reported. New Chitose Airport is temporarily closed.

  • On 4 September 2018, Kansai region was hit by typhoon Jebi. Disruption to transport and power supply is reported. The Kansai International Airport is temporarily closed.

  • Residents in Japan 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 Chinese Embassy hotline at 81-3-3403-3065 / 3064, or Chinese Consulate-General in Osaka at 81-06-6445-9481 / 90-6673-6659 and in Sapporo at 81-011-563-5563.

  • (updated on 6 September 2018)

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