If you are planning a trip to Hong Kong S.A.R. or Macau S.A.R. we advise you to take a high degree of caution.
If you have recently moved to Hong Kong, you may wish to meet with other Irish people who are part of a local organisation or business network who can provide you with general advice, information and guidance. Please see the following for further information: https://www.dfa.ie/irish-consulate/hong-kong/our-services/new-to-hong-kong/
Latest Travel Alert
Super Typhoon Mangkhut is making its way towards South China and is scheduled to reach Guangdong on September 16th. Mangkhut will bring torrential rain, thunderstorms and wind speeds 250km per hour. Typhoon Mangkhut has been categorised as between a Category 4 and 5 Hurricane.
According to the Chinese authorities, Mangkhut is scheduled to hit Zhongshan, Zhuhai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau and surrounding areas. The cities of Macau, Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Zhongshan may face the greatest threat being closest to the centre of the typhoon.
Irish citizens in China are advised to stay away from the affected areas. If you are located in the affected areas follow the advice of the local authorities and stay indoors when the appropriate warnings have been signalled by the authorities. Keep in contact with your family and friends in Ireland with updates about your safety and whereabouts.
Monitor the media to stay up to date with developments. Avoid any non-essential travel and remain well away from the sea during the typhoon. If you require consular assistance, please contact the Irish Embassy in Beijing (+ 86 10 853 16200) or the Irish Consulates General located in Hong Kong (+852 2535 0700) and Shanghai (+86 21 604 04360).
Hong Kong and Macau are generally stable societies. On occasion, however, there have been some demonstrations and civil unrest. Please exercise caution if in the proximity of a demonstration and take all reasonable precautions for your physical safety and against petty crime in such circumstances.
Our tips for safe travels
- Purchase comprehensive travel insurance which covers all your intended activities
- Ensure you have sufficient money to support yourself, and the capacity to access emergency funds if needed
- Add an alert for your destination within the Travelwise App.
- Register your details with us so that we can contact you quickly in an emergency, such as a natural disaster or a family emergency
- Follow us on twitter @dfatravelwise for the latest travel updates
- Read our Topical 'Know Before You Go' guide
Sat, 15 Sep 2018 09:58:30 BST