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Security Alert: Hong Kong (China), Airport Check-in Suspended as of 4:30PM

Security Alert: Hong Kong (China), Airport Check-in Suspended as of 4:30PM


  • Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport states all check-in service for departure flights has been suspended since 4:30 p.m. Other departure and arrival flights for the rest of the day will continue to operate, and airlines will provide arrangements for passengers who have not completed the departure process. The airport states members of the public are advised not to come to the airport.

Since June 2019, several large scale and smaller political demonstrations have taken place in various areas of Hong Kong. Most have been peaceful, but some have turned confrontational or resulted in violent clashes. The protests and confrontations have spilled over into neighborhoods other than those where the police have permitted marches or rallies. These demonstrations, which can take place with little or no notice, are likely to continue.

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.




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