28 February 2020 – Travel alert and upgraded measures issued for Italian regions. Iran travel alert updated

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Immigration
Level of Jurisdiction: Special Administrative Region
Lead People/Agency: Hong Kong Government

Overview: Red Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) on three regions in Italy. Authorities update previous Red OTA for Iran. Iran’s original OTA (10th Jan) was related to tensions between Iran and the US and not COVID related. This update upgraded the Red OTA to include COVID risk.
Full details here: https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2020/02/20200228/20200228_213933_276.html?type=category&name=covid19&tl=t

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Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: in view of the health risks arising from the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy