The Foreign Office has updated its travel advice for people travelling to Hong Kong amid continuing protests.

British travellers heading there have been warned that their electronic devices could be checked at the border between the city and mainland China.

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The online advice reads: “In light of ongoing protests and demonstrations in Hong Kong, there are reports of greater scrutiny from mainland authorities at border crossings between the mainland and Hong Kong.

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“This includes reports that travellers’ electronic devices have been checked at border crossings.

“You should be aware that the thresholds for detention and prosecution in China differ from those in Hong Kong.”

The updated advice comes as supporters of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement created human chains on both sides of the city’s harbour, inspired by a historic protest 30 years ago in the Baltic states against Soviet control.

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