HK authorities urge citizens to avoid all travel to Egypt

30 Jan 2011

The Hong Kong government has raised its outbound travel advisory on Egypt from “Red” to “Black” – the highest warning level – today as civil protests continued to spread across major cities, and now has spilled over to tourist locations.

This warning labels travel to Egypt as a “severe threat” and instructs citizens to “avoid all travel”. It also urges travel agents to compensate travellers who have travel insurance.

This is the sixth day of protests against President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year long reign and the death toll has now risen to a 100 people. Despite heavy military presence in urban area, the soldiers are not intervening.

Alisha Haridasani

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