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Hong Kong Public Announcement

Issued by US Department of State

Apr 02, 2003

This Travel Warning is being issued to alert U.S. citizens that the Department of State has authorized the departure, on a voluntary basis, of non-emergency employees and all family members at the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong as a precautionary measure due to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) situation. The Consulate General remains open to provide the full range of services to American citizens and the general public.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends U.S. Citizens defer elective or non-essential travel to areas with a large number of SARS cases, including Mainland China and Hong Kong. U.S. citizens resident or traveling in these areas should closely monitor the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at http://www.cdc.gov and the website of the World Health Organization at http://www.who.int. for the latest information on SARS.

For further information on travel to China including Hong Kong, U.S. citizens should also consult the Department of States Consular Information Sheets for China and Hong Kong, the Fact Sheet on SARS and the SARS in Asia Public Announcement, all of which are located at http://www.travel.state.gov.

The U.S. Consulate General is located at 26 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong. The mailing address is PSC 461, Box 5, FPO AP 96521-0006, tel. (852) 2523-9011, fax (852) 2845-4845; Internet: http://hongkong.usconsulate.gov.

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