In view of the recent outbreak of Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) in Italy, residents planning to travel to the three regions should adjust travel plans and avoid non-essential travel. Those already there should pay attention to announcements by local authorities. Residents are also advised to take precautionary measures, wear a mask and observe hand hygiene when entering healthcare facilities and visiting crowded places. Hong Kong residents in Italy 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 Italy at consular protection hotline: (39) 3939110852.
- On 10 March 2020, Red OTA currently in force on the Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions in Italy was expanded to cover the whole country in view of the persistent and rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the whole country.
- On 28 February 2020, Red OTA was issued to the Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions in Italy in view of the recent outbreak COVID-19.
[ current OTA issued on 10 March 2020 ]
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