Outbound Travel Alert  

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  • Since 2011, civil unrest and armed clashes in many parts of Libya have resulted in casualties. The situation has deteriorated recently with violent clashes between armed groups continuing in Tripoli and Benghazi and resulting in serious casualties. In late January 2015, gunmen attacked a hotel in Tripoli, resulting in casualties.

    Libya is not a popular destination for Hong Kong tour groups. The Chinese Embassy in Libya is temporarily closed. Residents are advised to avoid all travel to the country. Those already there should depart immediately. Those 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 the consular protection hotline of the Chinese Embassy in Libya at (216)29485589.

    (updated on12 May 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