24 February 2020 – Travel alert issued for Korea, only travel for essential purposes

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Immigration
Level of Jurisdiction: Special Administrative Region
Lead People/Agency: Secretary for Security John Lee

Overview: Red travel alert issued for Korea
Full details here: https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2020/02/20200224/20200224_202153_420.html?type=category&name=covid19&tl=t

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: It noted that due to the persistent and rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Korea and the close contacts between Hong Kong and Korea, the Government decided to issue the red alert based on public health considerations.