The Hong Kong authorities on Friday will raise its ban on
flights from the UK and Eire, citing a “stabilizing native
epidemic state of affairs and the comparatively passable vaccination charge within the U.Okay.
Flights from the British Isles have been banned since
December, following the detection of the extra contagious U.Okay. variant of
Covid-19. Inbound passengers from the U.Okay. and Eire will nonetheless face
“essentially the most stringent obligatory quarantine and testing preparations”
upon arrival in Hong Kong, which incorporates destructive exams earlier than departure and
upon arrival adopted by a 21-day keep in a chosen quarantine resort, with
at the least three exams throughout that interval, and a last take a look at 26 days after
Hong Kong continues to limit arriving passengers who
lately have stayed in what it deems “extraordinarily high-risk” locations,
together with India, Brazil, South Africa, Pakistan, the Philippines and Nepal.