Hong Kong airport bans transit passengers from 153 countries


Air travellers from 153 countries will be banned from transiting via Hong Kong International Airport from Sunday in the latest tightening of the city’s strict anti-Covid measures. – EPA pic, January 14, 2022.

PASSENGERS from more than 150 nations will be banned from transiting through Hong Kong, its airport said today, in the latest tightening of the city’s strict anti-coronavirus travel measures.

The move deepens Hong Kong’s global isolation as the city pursues a staunch zero-Covid policy and creates new headaches for airlines – some of which have begun avoiding the Chinese territory because of its strict quarantine rules. 


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