Hong Kong suspends flights connecting India from April 20 to May 3


Hong Kong has suspended all flights connecting it with India from April 20 to May 3 amid a surge in Covid-19 cases in the country, aviation industry sources said on Sunday.

They said the Hong Kong government has also suspended flights to and from Pakistan as well as the Philippines for the aforementioned time period.

The Hong Kong government’s decision has come after 50 passengers of two Vistara flights this month were found positive for Covid-19 when tested on arrival.

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According to rules, all passengers who want to come to Hong Kong need to have a Covid-negative RT-PCR result with them from a test done 72 hours prior to the journey.

Earlier on Sunday, the Hong Kong government announced suspension of all Vistara flights on Mumbai-Hong Kong route till May 2.

This decision was taken as three passengers on Vistara’s Mumbai-Hong Kong flight on Sunday tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival.