Air India has cancelled flight providers to Hong Kong as a consequence of COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Hong Kong authorities and restricted demand within the sector, the airline stated.
“Due to restrictions imposed by the Hong Kong authorities and limited demand on the sector, our flights to Hong Kong and back of 19th and 23rd April stand cancelled,” Air India tweeted on Sunday.
Hong Kong has banned Air India providers until April 24 after three passengers on considered one of its flights examined optimistic for COVID-19 put up arrival on Saturday, a senior authorities official has stated.
Moreover, all worldwide passengers are required to take a post-flight COVID-19 check on the airport premises in Hong Kong.
“The three passengers on Air India’s AI316 Delhi-Kolkata-Hong Kong flight on April 16 tested positive for COVID-19 post arrival,” the official stated.
Air India flights from New Delhi and Kolkata have been banned until April 24 by the Hong Kong authorities, the official added.
Passengers from India can arrive in Hong Kong provided that they’ve a COVID-19 destructive certificates from a check carried out 48 hours previous to the journey, in response to guidelines issued by the Hong Kong authorities.
Hong Kong’s border has successfully been shut since 2020 with few flights capable of land and hardly any passengers allowed to transit, isolating a metropolis that had constructed a status as a worldwide hub.
Earlier, Hong Kong eliminated the ban on flights from 9 international locations ranging from subsequent month – Australia, Canada, France, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Britain and the United States.
Starting April 21, eating places will have the ability to keep open for dining-in till 10 p.m., and as many as 4 folks will probably be allowed at a desk. Gyms, museums and cinemas can re-open, however bars will stay shut.
*With inputs from businesses