On 15 September 2020, the U.S. Department of State updated its travel advisory for Hong Kong to “Level 3: Reconsider Travel” from “Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution” due to the national security law imposed in Hong Kong on 1 July. A statement issued by the U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macao reads in part as follows:

“The Travel Advisory for Hong Kong has been updated to reflect health and security conditions on the ground. The Travel Advisory is now at Level 3: Reconsider Travel due to COVID-19 and arbitrary enforcement of local laws. We assess that the risks to U.S. citizens regarding arbitrary enforcement of laws are now the same as in the rest of the PRC. Please read the entire Travel Advisory, available here. ”