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Old 10-06-2019, 09:26 AM   #1
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hong kong protest, safe to go in oct

planning to go hong kong in oct, and just saw the news. if the protest worsen, is it possible to get refund for air ticket for SIA? or does any insurance company got cover for cancellation due to unsafe to go? thanks.
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Old 10-06-2019, 10:36 AM   #2
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planning to go hong kong in oct, and just saw the news. if the protest worsen, is it possible to get refund for air ticket for SIA? or does any insurance company got cover for cancellation due to unsafe to go? thanks.
the protest is generally a peaceful one so I would not worry too much about it

was there during "umbrella protest" .. the streets are less crowded & could cross Nathan Road easily at any point bcos road was closed off ... not too good for business though

for peace of mind, just avoid the protest areas at night

if MFA issues travel advisory close to your travel date, then there is a valid reason to claim insurance provided you bought insurance before-hand

will be there in early Nov

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Old 10-06-2019, 11:37 AM   #3
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the protest is generally a peaceful one so I would not worry too much about it

was there during "umbrella protest" .. the streets are less crowded & could cross Nathan Road easily at any point bcos road was closed off ... not too good for business though

for peace of mind, just avoid the protest areas at night

if MFA issues travel advisory close to your travel date, then there is a valid reason to claim insurance provided you bought insurance before-hand

will be there in early Nov
thanks for sharing
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Old 10-06-2019, 01:46 PM   #4
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planning to go hong kong in oct, and just saw the news. if the protest worsen, is it possible to get refund for air ticket for SIA? or does any insurance company got cover for cancellation due to unsafe to go? thanks.
Airline might not refund you ... unless MFA issue travel advisory advising not to travel to Hong Kong ... else if u cancel your own, they wont refund you ...
Travel insurance high chance wont refund you too ...
If still very bad condition in Hong kong after MFA issue travel advisory, travel insurance might refund you 50% only ... they would usually not refund you fully as mentioned by someone on the travel insurance thread ...

if u travelling to hong kong soon, and you have not purchase travel insurance.
if your travel date still have protest going on, the travel insurance might not cover you. since the incident have been made known to the public ...
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Old 11-06-2019, 03:09 PM   #5
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Heading to HK in a few days time...cross fingers!
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:04 PM   #6
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Heading to HK in a few days time...cross fingers!
Heard that they will pass the bill on 20 June.
From now till then, dunno what will happen but hopefully/ most likely it will remain peaceful.

If they go on strike, then jialat for tourists.
Holiday ruined!
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:06 PM   #7
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Heard that they will pass the bill on 20 June.
From now till then, dunno what will happen.

If they strike, then jialat for tourists.
Holiday ruined!
If buy travel insurance and don't want to travel during this period, possible to claim back from insurance the cancelled tickets?
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:08 PM   #8
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If buy travel insurance and don't want to travel during this period, possible to claim back from insurance the cancelled tickets?
I don't think can claim from insurance.
There's no travel advisory against going there.

But u can call the insurance company for advice.
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:14 PM   #9
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If buy travel insurance and don't want to travel during this period, possible to claim back from insurance the cancelled tickets?
there is no advisory against HK travel at this moment so insurer wont cover if u choose not to travel

unless u have bought Aviva, which provides trip cancellation for ANY reason, but the benefits are halved (with conditions)

if have not bought any insurance yet & insurer make this a "known event", then unlikely to cover

always buy travel insurance once major commitments are made eg airfare / hotel .. dont wait til last minute
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Old 12-06-2019, 03:21 PM   #10
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Spoken to my HK colleague this morning, everything as usual except some roads closed and cause inconvenience to others.
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Old 12-06-2019, 06:50 PM   #11
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Heard that they will pass the bill on 20 June.
From now till then, dunno what will happen but hopefully/ most likely it will remain peaceful.

If they go on strike, then jialat for tourists.
Holiday ruined!
Most likely if you are traveling during this period, there is nothing much you can do ... You would not be able to claim travel insurance if you have purchased one. Unless MFA has issued travel advisory informing us not to fly there.
so far no such travel advisory imposed yet ...

If you are traveling soon, and you have not purchased your travel insurance.
If you are going to purchase soon, you would not be able to claim for anything related to the protest event, since is has been made known to the public few days ago already ...

Let's hope that the airline staff wont go on protest ...
else travel cancellations or flight delay might affect those flying there soon ...
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Old 12-06-2019, 06:50 PM   #12
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there is no advisory against HK travel at this moment so insurer wont cover if u choose not to travel

unless u have bought Aviva, which provides trip cancellation for ANY reason, but the benefits are halved (with conditions)

if have not bought any insurance yet & insurer make this a "known event", then unlikely to cover

always buy travel insurance once major commitments are made eg airfare / hotel .. dont wait til last minute
That's why if fly taipei during tyhpoon period would purchase in advance lol.
in case such event is made known to the public, then gg
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Old 15-06-2019, 10:01 PM   #13
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the HK Govt has decided to suspend the debate of the proposed extradition bill

some political commentators opined it is very unlikely the bill would be brought up again ... like 2003 Article 23 ...

people power !
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Old 17-06-2019, 05:18 PM   #14
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Oct is so far away, it will be hard to predict. By then, this episode may subside but new episodes may surface. Overall, protest are very focus as far as location is concerned. It was the media keep replaying it in the TV giving you an impression it is all over the places.
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Old 17-06-2019, 05:24 PM   #15
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Was in HK last week, basically if u r in Kowloon, everything is business as usual. Crowded like sardines everywhere. Don’t think anyone there knows or care what’s happening on HK island other than what’s reported on tv
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