Exercise increased caution in Hong Kong due to civil unrest.
Since June 2019, several large scale and smaller political demonstrations have taken place in various areas of Hong Kong, including the international airport. Most have been peaceful, but some have resulted in violent confrontations between the police and protesters. Police have used a variety of crowd control measures, including the deployment of tear gas, rubber bullets, and water cannons. Protesters have started fires and thrown projectiles at the police. 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.
Recently, U.S. citizens, as well as U.S. Consulate General employees, have been subject to a People’s Republic of China propaganda campaign falsely accusing the United States of fomenting unrest in Hong Kong.
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Hong Kong:
Last Update: September 6, 2019