Hong Kong bans Air India flights for fifth time as some travelers test Covid-19 favorable
By: PTI|New Delhi |
November 20, 2020 10: 40: 43 pm
This is the fifth time Air India’s flights from India have been banned by the Hong Kong government. (Representational Image)
Hong Kong has actually banned Air India flights from Delhi till December 3 after a few travelers on its flight previously today evaluated favorable for COVID-19 post-arrival, a senior federal government authorities stated on Friday.
This is the 5th time Air India’s flights from India have been prohibited by the Hong Kong federal government for bringing travelers who checked positive for the viral infection after arrival.
The previous restrictions on the airline company’s Delhi-Hong Kong flights were from August 18 to August 31, September 20 to October 3 and October 17 to October 30, and on its Mumbai-Hong Kong flights throughout October 28- November 10.
Passengers from India can get here in Hong Kong just if they have a COVID-19 negative certificate from a test done within 72 hours prior to the journey, according to rules provided by the Hong Kong government in July.
Additionally, all worldwide guests are needed to undergo a post-flight COVID-19 test at the Hong Kong airport.
Besides India, a pre-flight COVID-19 unfavorable certificate is compulsory for all passengers from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, France, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, the UK and the US, according to the Hong Kong government’s rules.
An airline company operating a flight to Hong Kong from these nations has to send a kind prior to departure, mentioning that all travelers onboard have COVID-19 negative certificates.
” A few travelers on a Delhi-Hong Kong flight of Air India previously this week evaluated positive for COVID-19 post-arrival,” the senior government authorities noted.
” Consequently, the airline company’s Delhi-Hong Kong flights have actually been banned till December 3,” the authorities added.
Scheduled worldwide guest flights continue to stay suspended in India given that March 23 due to the pandemic
However, the Indian airline companies have been permitted to operate special international flights under the Vande Bharat Mission since May this year and under the bilateral air bubble pacts since July.
Under a bilateral air bubble pact, the airlines of both countries can operate international flights with specific limitations. India has actually formed such pacts with around 20 countries.
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