Traveling to Asia is very much an important aspect for a business manufacturing in that region. This is the time and place where you are able to see your product come to life at your contract manufacturing partner's facility. We've documented what to expect on your first visit to China before, and the current state of manufacturing in the APAC region, however, if you are traveling to other areas such as Hong Kong, there are now extra measures to take into consideration.
Currently there is a lot of turmoil in the Hong Kong region. For those of you who need to travel to that area for business here are a few quick tips to navigate the situation:
- Incoming flights should still be able to land, so if the airline does not cancel your flight from your point of origin you should be all set.
- When you land, avoid any police confrontation as to prevent being caught up in the protests and mistaken for a protestor.
- Do not take any fliers, photos or anything related to the protests with you through the borders, as border agents have the right to search through everything, including personal phones, to search for any protest propaganda.
- Protests are expected every weekend at the airport for an on-going amount of time so flying into other areas like Shenzhen can be the easier option, unless you have specific business in Hong Kong.
The situation in Hong Kong is very much fluid right now, so it's advised to stay on top of the current news and outcomes as the situation evolves. If you have additional questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.