Hong Kong will ban all UK travelers after putting the UK back on its ‘extremely high risk’ coronavirus list.
The decision – which the government said in a statement will take effect on Thursday, July 1 – aims to curb the spread of the delta COVID variant, first identified in India.
This is expected to have a big impact on business travelers to Hong Kong – considered a key Asian financial center, and comes days after quarantine rules for visitors were tightened.
This means that anyone who has been in Britain for more than two hours will not be allowed to enter Hong Kong.
Hong Kong has already banned arrivals from India, Nepal, Pakistan and the Philippines.
Last week it banned passenger flights from Indonesia after importing COVID-19[female[feminine cases from then on exceeded thresholds set by the global financial center.
The Hong Kong flight suspension rule is triggered if five or more passengers test positive on arrival, or if 10 or more passengers have a strain of the coronavirus during quarantine.
The region has recorded more than 11,800 cases and 210 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-28 10:28:00