OTA currently in force :
Residents who intend to visit the country or are already there should monitor the situation, exercise caution and attend to personal safety. Residents should also avoid non-essential travel to eastern Mindanao and avoid all travel to central and western Mindanao due to the unpredictable security situation. Residents in Philippines who need assistance may call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit of the Immigration Department at (852) 1868, call the 1868 hotline using network data via the Immigration Department Mobile Application, send message to 1868 WhatsApp assistance hotline or submit the Online Assistance Request Form, or contact the Chinese Embassy / Consulate-General in Philippines at consular protection hotline: (Embassy - (63) 2-82311033, Consulate-General in Cebu - (63) 32-3430008 and Consulate-General in Laoag - (63) 9178051226).
- On 3 December 2023, an explosion occurred in Marawi city, Mindanao, resulting in casualties.
- On 2 December 2023, a strong earthquake of magnitude 7.6 hit the coast of Mindanao. The authorities concerned issued a tsunami warning but later lifted it. After this strong earthquake, several aftershocks of magnitude 6 or above occurred in the local area.
- On 17 November 2023, a magnitude 7 earthquake hit Mindanao in the Philippines, resulting in casualties and damages as reported.
- On 8 June 2023, the Filipino authorities raised the alert level for Mayon Volcano in the province of Albay from 2 to 3. Travellers should stay outside the exclusion zone as imposed by the local authorities and follow the local announcements.
- On 27 July 2022, a magnitude 7 earthquake hit the northern Luzon in the Philippines, resulting in casualties and damages. Strong tremors were felt in many areas including the capital Manila.
- From end-October to mid-November 2020, a serious of storms hit the Philippines, inducing severe flooding and landslides. Infrastructures are damaged and causing disruptions of electrical power, communication and local traffic.
- On 12 January 2020, the Taal Volcano on Luzon Island erupted. Authorities raised the alert level from 3 to 4, out of maximum of 5. Ashes are affecting the surrounding areas including Manila and resulting in suspension of flights.
- On 30 January 2019, a grenade explosion occurred in a mosque in Zamboanga City of southern Philippines, resulting in casualties.
- On 27 January 2019, explosions occurred in a catholic church on Jolo island in the Southern Philippines, resulting in casualties.
- On 31 December 2018, an explosion occurred outside a department store in Cotabato City of Mindanao, resulting in casualties.
- On 28 August 2018, an explosion occurred in Isulan of Mindanao, resulting in casualties.
- On 31 July 2018, an explosion occurred in Lamitan near Mindanao, resulting in casualties.
- On 2 June 2017, a gunman attacked a resort in Manila, resulting in casualties.
- On 2 September 2016, a bomb attack occurred in Davao City, Mindanao, resulting in serious casualties. On 5 September 2016, the Filipino authorities declared a state of national emergency on account of lawless violence.
- Kidnapping continued in Mindanao in southern Philippines. In late September 2015, kidnapping occurred in a resort on the Samal Island of southern Mindanao.
- In late May 2014, kidnapping continued to occur in Mindanao in southern Philippines. Residents are advised to avoid travelling to southern and western Mindanao, including Zamboanga Peninsula and Sulu Archipelago.
- In early May 2014, shooting incidents were reported in Manila, resulting in casualties.
- Current OTA issued on : 23 April 2014, 17:00
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.