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Residents intending to visit the country or are already there should monitor the situation, exercise caution and attend to personal safety. Residents should avoid all non-essential travel to eastern Mindanao and avoid all travel to central and western Mindanao due to the unpredictable security situation. Those in the Philippines who need assistance may call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit (AHU) of the Immigration Department at (852)1868 or the consular protection hotline of the Chinese Embassy / Consulate-General in the Philippines (Embassy - (63), Consulate-General in Cebu - (63) and Consulate-General in Laoag - (63) ).
  • Kidnapping continued in Mindanao in southern Philippines. In late September 2015, kidnapping occurred in a resort on the Samal Island of southern Mindanao.
  • In late May 2014, kidnapping continued to occur in Mindanao in southern Philippines. Residents are advised to avoid travelling to southern and western Mindanao, including Zamboanga Peninsula and Sulu Archipelago.
  • In early September 2013, clashes occurred between militants and the Philippines security forces in southern city of Zamboanga, resulting in casualties.
  • On 29 May 2013, the US Embassy in Manila issued a message to US citizens in the Philippines warning against a credible kidnap threat against foreigners in the Zamboanga area on the island of Mindanao. Before departing Hong Kong, residents may register via ROTI their travel itineraries and contact details to receive updates on OTA and related information. The Immigration Department may contact and assist the registrants in an emergency.

    Hyperlinks to other travel advisories:

    Outbound Travel Alert of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China (Chinese only)
Source: www.sb.gov.hk
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