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Air India Flights to Hong Kong Banned Till April 24 After 3 Passengers Test Covid-Positive

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Hong Kong has banned Air India services till April 24 after three passengers on one of its flights tested positive for COVID19 post-arrival on Saturday.

Hong Kong has banned Air India services till April 24 after three passengers on one of its flights tested positive for COVID-19 post arrival on Saturday, a senior government official has said.| Passengers from India can arrive in Hong Kong only if they have a COVID-19 negative certificate from a test done 48 hours prior to the journey, according to rules issued by the Hong Kong government, said the official on Sunday. Moreover, all international passengers are required to take a post-flight COVID-19 test at 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 said. Air India flights from New Delhi and Kolkata have been banned till April 24 by the Hong Kong government, the official added.

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Air India did not respond to the PTI’s request for a statement on this matter. Regular international flights resumed in India on March 27 after a two years’ hiatus induced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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first published:April 18, 2022, 09:30 IST