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CCW Global Insurance Brokers has created a number of in-depth resources and articles to help you understand the issues revolving around general insurance topics in Hong Kong. We will be continually updating this page with content which provides extensive analysis and investigates all the core concerns in relation to your general insurance coverage needs in Asia's world city.

Making the most of your travel opportunities in 2021

Published on: 21 July 2021 by Michael Lamb

The Hong Kong Government is continually updating its Coronavirus travel guidelines with respect to inbound traveler quarantine requirements. Latest measures dictate that fully vaccinated travelers arriving from locations that are classified below “extremely high risk” are able to quarantine at a hotel for 7 days upon their return to Hong Kong.

This is a dramatic reduction from the previous 14 day requirement, and in conjunction with the Covid Quarantine Waiver being offered to business travelers, has seen an increase in travel over the last month. You’re not alone if you’ve been thinking that Discovery Bay and Central have been extremely quiet over the last 2 weeks as many people have taken advantage of the situation to finally get out of the city.

Protecting your Home During Hong Kong’s Rainy Season

Published on: 7 July 2021 by Michael Lamb

On June 28 2021 the Hong Kong Observatory issued Black Rainstorm warning signal for the first time this year. If you were caught in the deluge, you will be well aware of the quick changes in weather that can occur at this time of the year, and the ferocity of storms when they hit; which is why Hong Kong has its system of rain and typhoon signals.

Hong Kong actually has 3 different rain storm signals, Amber, Red, and Black. Both the Red and Black signals indicate that heavy rain is expected and flooding is likely to occur. In the case of the Black rainstorm warning signal, this is only raised when the amount of rain is expected to exceed 70 millimeters (2.75 inches) over the course of an hour. Where other parts of the world will experience “snow days,” in Hong Kong we get Rain and Typhoon days instead.

Hong Kong is Safe, but you still need Home Insurance

Published on: 23 June 2021 by Michael Lamb

This week it was revealed that nine men involved in a string of home burglaries had been arrested. The men were responsible for break ins across the city, stealing almost HK$ 600,000 in property and cash. While burglary incidents are down in 2021 (337 cases vs 655 cases for the same period in 2020), home invasions and robberies can, and will, happen.

Hong Kong has long held a reputation for being a relatively safe city, certainly the crime you’d face in London or New York is not as evident here. However, Hong Kong is also home to an extremely high density of some of the world’s wealthiest people; people who own nice things and have expensive possessions. The nine men arrested this week entered the city illegally by sea in Mid-may from China, and had links to a crime syndicate in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous region.

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