Advisory to Filipinos Traveling To Hong Kong
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reminds Filipinos traveling to Hong kong or transiting through Hong Kong to make sure they are not carrying restricted items in their luggage.
This reminder is being issued after the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong reported the arrest and detention of a transiting Filipino student after airport authorities found two extendable batons in his check-in luggage.
Consul General Antonio Morales said personal defense weapons such as stun guns, pepper spray, tear gas, extensible batons, flick knives, and knuckle-dusters are considered dangerous weapons in Hong Kong.
Unlicensed possession of these items is punishable by a fine of HK$100,000 and maximum sentence of five years imprisonment upon conviction.