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Demonstration Alert, Hong Kong, ongoing protests lead to airport closure on August 12

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau (12 August 2019)



-        Hong Kong International Airport



Hong Kong International Airport states all flights have been cancelled and advises all passengers to leave the terminal buildings as soon as possible.  Affected passengers should contact their respective airlines for flight arrangements.


Over the past two months, protests surrounding proposed changes to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance and the government’s handling of the ensuing protests have increasingly turned confrontational.  The events and confrontations have spilled over into other neighborhoods.  There may also be other large gatherings at various locations throughout Hong Kong, including the locations above.


Actions to Take:

-        Monitor local media and the Hong Kong International Airport website for updates.

-        Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.

-        Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.

-        Be aware of your surroundings.

-        Keep a low profile.



U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong & Macau

+852 2841 2211

+852 2523 9011 (after hours)




State Department - Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444


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