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Hong Kong Airport to Ban Transit Travelers despite few COVID cases

InternationalJan 11, 2022
Hong Kong Airport to Ban Transit Travelers despite few COVID cases

Air passengers from designated high-risk countries are set to be banned from transiting through Hong Kong International Airport from Jan. 15 and run through Feb. 14. Hong Kong has been a busy hub for transits from mainland China, Taiwan, and especially for long hauls such as the U.S. and U.K.

Hong Kong is grappling with a relatively small outbreak of the omicron but rushes to take strict actions with a zero-tolerance Covid strategy. There are around 150 countries and territories in Hong Kong’s Group A list, including the eight nations that have specific route flight bans in place due to Covid cases on board. Those eight are Australia, Canada, France, India, the Philippines, Pakistan, the U.K., and the U.S as per Bloomberg.

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