Passengers from greater than 150 countries will certainly be outlawed from transiting via Hong Kong, its airport terminal stated Friday, in the most up to date firm of the city’s stringent anti-virus traveling procedures.
The action grows Hong Kong’s international seclusion as the city seeks a strong zero-Covid plan, and also produces brand-new migraines for airline companies– several of which have actually started staying clear of the Chinese area due to its stringent quarantine policies.
Hong Kong rates areas right into groups based upon just how prevalent their Covid-19 infections are, with 153 nations presently categorized as Team A– where arrivals have to invest 21 days in quarantine.
On Friday, Hong Kong’s airport terminal tightened up those procedures.
” Traveler transfer/transit solutions through Hong Kong International Airport terminal for anyones that have actually remained in Team A defined area( s) in the previous 21 days will certainly be put on hold, ” the airport terminal stated in a declaration, including that the restriction was required to manage the Omicron version’s spread.
The suspension will certainly enter pressure on Sunday, for a month.
8 Team A nations– Australia, Canada, France, India, the Philippines, Pakistan, the UK and also the United States– are currently outlawed totally from getting here in Hong Kong.
The city is fighting a tiny episode of the Omicron version that started with returning Cathay Pacific team that breached residence quarantine policies.
It has actually reimposed stringent social distancing policies, consisting of shutting fitness centers and also stopping dining establishment eating after 6:00 pm.
The federal government is likewise checking out Cathay Pacific and also stated the business could encounter lawsuit.
Cathay is flying a portion of its pre-pandemic paths and also most of its long-haul trips transportation via its residence city.
The transportation suspension was initially reported by Bloomberg Information today pointing out resources that stated it would certainly not put on mediators, authorities and also professional athletes heading to following month’s Wintertime Olympics in Beijing.
The Hong Kong airport terminal declaration on Friday noted no exceptions for Olympic delegates.