Hong Kong to lift ban on UK flights

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By Steve Jones
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A ban on UK flights to Hong Kong will be lifted on 1 April, authorities in the Chinese territory have confirmed.

The UK is one of nine countries listed for the return of international services as HK continues to ease Covid restrictions.

The ban has been in place since January.

The amount of time travellers spend in quarantine will also be halved provided they test negative, Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam revealed.

She told a media briefing the flight suspensions were ‘no longer timely’, adding that the COVID situation in the nine countries, which also include Australia, Canada, France and the US, were no worse than those in HK.

As part of the new travel rules, fully vaccinated travellers will need to quarantine for seven days, down from 14, if they test negative on the sixth and seventh days.

Lam also said that social distancing measures will be lifted in stages from 21 April, assuming the number of Covid cases does not rise sharply.

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