Update from Hong Kong

We received the following letter from Kasper Ng, Deputy Director-General Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London:

You might already have learned about the recent disruption to the services of the Hong Kong International Airport, and we are aware that many of our friends around the world are concerned about the situation in Hong Kong, wondering if we remain one of the safest place to visit. 

We would like to re-assure you that the government is taking actions to resolutely restore airport operation, and we together with the business sector as well as the community at large are providing necessary assistance to affected visitors. 

To ensure smooth operation of the airport, the Airport Authority Hong Kong has obtained an interim injunction to restrain persons from unlawfully and willfully obstructing or interfering with the proper use of the airport, whilst lawful demonstrations and protests might be staged in the area designated by the Authority.  We also understand that travel agents, hotels and business organisations are providing advice and making arrangements to minimise any possible disruptions to visitors.  For instance, the Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners is organising some of its members’ hotels to provide free rooms for a day or two to hotel guests who are stranded in city urban hotels due to flight cancellation. 

Hong Kong remains a welcoming city as we navigate through the challenging time and we all stand ready to welcome and assist our friends from all over the world to Hong Kong any time.   

To obtain further information about the latest situation in Hong Kong, you may also visit the following website - 
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html 

Your long-term friendship with Hong Kong is deeply appreciated and we look forward to your continued support to us.  You are welcome to contact us for further information and assistance. 

Best, 
Kasper