Outbound Travel Alert  

  • On 5 February 2018, the Maldives authorities declared a state of emergency for 15 days. The state of emergency had been extended for another 30 days until it was lifted on 22 March 2018. Residents who intend to visit the Maldives or are already there should monitor the situation, exercise caution, attend to personal safety and avoid protests and large gatherings of people, particularly in MalĂ©.

  • Residents in the Maldives 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 the Maldives at consular protection hotline: (960) 7458160.

  • (updated on 23 March 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