Security Alert: U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau

Location: Hong Kong

Event: Products Containing Cannabidiol (CBD) Criminalized in Hong Kong

On Wednesday, February 1, 2023, Hong Kong banned products containing cannabidiol, also known as CBD.  Possession of products containing CBD is now punishable by up to seven years in prison plus significant fines. The trafficking and manufacturing of CBD products could result in a life prison sentence.  Travelers who enter Hong Kong in possession of CBD products may be arrested upon arrival.  We advise U.S. citizens traveling to Hong Kong to carefully review the items in their luggage – including oils, lotions, supplements, and cosmetics – to ensure they do not bring products containing CBD into Hong Kong.

Actions to Take:


U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau
+852 2841-2211
+852 2523-9011 (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Hong Kong Travel Information
Macau Travel Information
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