Travel insurance carriers often provide information about current events that affect coverage. This can include weather events, civil or political unrest or health warnings. Such travel alerts are available in newsletters, blogs or on the carrier’s website. The following is a travel alert from HTH regarding the Government warning issued for Hong Kong.
August 27, 2010. Government Warning Issued for Hong Kong
SOURCE: U.S. Department of State
The U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong issued the following Warden Message on August 27:
According to media reports, the Consulate has learned that there will be a sizeable demonstration on Sunday, August 29th, regarding the recent bus hijacking in the Philippines. The major political parties of Hong Kong have all agreed to hold a joint demonstration in Victoria Park beginning at 3:00pm and are expected to continue with a march to Chater House. Organizers are expecting a crowd of up to 50,000.
The Consulate advises U.S. citizens to avoid the Central MTR station and the march route on Sunday afternoon. We do not expect any violence or anti-American messages, but advise you to stay clear of the protests.
Even demonstrations that are meant to be peaceful can become violent and unpredictable. You should avoid them if at all possible. Be alert and aware of your surroundings and pay attention to what the local news media has to say.
Copyright © 2010, U.S. Department of State