Travel security alert to Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

2016-04-15 17:40
Source: Tourism Crisis Management Office (2016-04-15)
Given the earthquake situation occurred in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan on the 14th of April, the Consulate General of China in Fukuoka issued a travel security alert to Chinese citizens. Following is the translated version of the full text:
“On the evening of 14th of April, at 9:26 pm, a 6.5 scale earthquake occurred in the town of Mashiki, Kumamoto Prefecture, at a depth of 10 km for which no tsunami alert was issued. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency’s prediction, aftershocks will last for around a week.  The Consulate General of China in Fukuoka reminds Chinese citizens, overseas students, and Chinese institutions’ staff and citizens who intend to travel to Kyushu, to pay attention to relevant information, strengthen security precautions and ensure personal and property safety. In case of emergency, contact the Consulate General of China in Fukuoka, 24 hours duty officer phone: 090-6298-9986.”
The Tourism Crisis Management Office (GGCT) will keep monitoring the latest developments and alerts Macao residents who intend to travel to Kumamoto Prefecture to follow closely relevant information and critically assess the security risks. Macao residents already in Kumamoto Prefecture should strengthen security precautions to protect their personal safety.
From the information gathered through the Macao travel industry, currently there are 3 Macao tour groups with approximately 95 people in Fukuoka, and there is no indication that their security have been affected. There will be 2 more Macao tour groups traveling today and the next few days to Fukuoka.
Until the present moment, GGCT received 1 (one) request for information regarding flight arrangements to speed up their return to Macau.
If necessary, Macao residents can call:
24-hour Tourism Hotline (853) 2833 3000;
The Chinese Embassy and consulates or the Global Emergency Call Center for Consular Protection and Services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24-hour hotline: +86 10 12308 for assistance.

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