|17 February, 2020

HSBC extends Hong Kong travel ban to March 16 - memo

The bank also said it is maintaining an outright ban on all travel to mainland China.

LONDON- HSBC has extended restrictions on staff travelling to Hong Kong until March 16 amid the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, according to a memo seen by Reuters on Monday.

The bank also said it is maintaining an outright ban on all travel to mainland China.

HSBC said exceptions to the Hong Kong travel ban would require approval from a senior manager.

A spokesman for the bank declined to comment.

(Reporting By Karin Strohecker, writing by Lawrence White; Editing by Toby Chopra) ((lawrence.white@thomsonreuters.com; +44 207 542 6137; Reuters Messaging: lawrence.white.thomsonreuters@reuters.net))

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