Flights ban for UK and Ireland to be lifted on Friday

Local | 4 May 2021 8:55 pm

Flights ban for the UK and Ireland to arrive in Hong Kong will be lifted on Friday, if there is no sudden change in Covid-19 situation in both areas, the government announced tonight. 

The government said that the flight ban for the UK and Ireland will be lifted on Friday, given that the pandemic in the UK and Ireland became stable and the vaccination rate is ideal. 

The government is also planning to include the UK and Ireland in Group A2 as very high-risk places. 

Overseas Hongkongers must present negative results of the coronavirus tests conducted within 72 hours and the confirmation of the hotel room for the 21-day quarantine, before getting onboard. 

Returnees must also follow stringent healthcare measures upon their arrival. They have to undergo virus tests when they arrive at the airport. After retrieving their negative results they will have to undergo a 21-day quarantine in a designated hotel. 

They have to undergo at least three virus tests in the hotel and undergo another on the 26th day upon their arrival in Hong Kong.

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