Exclusive: Hong Kong tells foreign governments to stop accepting special British passport

By Greg Torode and Anne Marie Roantree HONG KONG (Reuters) – The Hong Kong government has told some foreign consulates to stop accepting a British travel document that many of its young people use to apply for working holiday visas in Europe, North America and parts of Asia, diplomats say. In a move seen by some envoys as a diplomatic affront, the government informed about a dozen foreign consulates in a letter that it no longer considered the British National Overseas (BNO) passport a valid travel document as of Jan. 31. The letter, seen by Reuters, demanded that its Hong Kong passport should…

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