Last updated: 30 October 2014
The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. 'We' refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
Protests outside the Central Government Offices (CGO) and Legislative Council building in Admiralty and isolated areas of Central, Causeway Bay and Mongkok have been ongoing since 28 September. There is some disruption to traffic and public transport services. The MTR (underground) is operating normally. Public services, including schools, are returning to normal levels.
While protests have been largely peaceful, there have been instances of violence resulting in a number of injuries and arrests. Police have used force against protestors on a number of occasions.
You should avoid all demonstrations, and monitor local media and transport company websites for information about route changes or station closures.
The typhoon season in Hong Kong normally runs from April to October. You should monitor the progress of approaching storms and follow the advice of the local authorities.
There is a low threat from terrorism.
You should take sensible precautions against pick pocketing and other street crime. See crime.
513,430 British nationals visited Hong Kong in 2013. Most visits are trouble free.
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