Hong Kong suspends AI flights for fourth time as some passengers check optimistic on arrival

NEW DELHI: Hong Kong has for the fourth time suspended Air India flights, now until November 10, after some passengers from India examined Covid optimistic on arrival there. This time the ban is reportedly on flights from Mumbai alone.
The Chinese language particular administrative area’s (SAR) third ban for AI and Vistara flights is between October 17 and 30. Throughout this era (on October 25) a flight was allowed to function on Mumbai-Hong Kong route and a few passengers on this examined optimistic on arrival, say officers.
“We’re awaiting formal order from Hong Kong and can remark after seeing that,” stated an AI official, when requested about particulars of the fourth ban. AI was earlier stopped from flying to Hong Kong from August 18-31 after which from September 20 to October 3.
Passengers from India want to check for Corona 72 hours earlier than they go away for Hong Kong and they’re allowed to fly there provided that the results of the identical is unfavourable. All worldwide passengers are examined on arrival at Hong Kong airport.
In as of late of extraordinarily restricted connectivity with Hong Kong, some passengers take flights from India to Kuala Lumpur after which take connecting flights to Hong Kong from there. Final month, some passengers flew AI Specific from India to Kuala Lumpur and from there they took a Cathay Dragon flight to Hong Kong the place they examined optimistic on arrival. Hong Kong then stopped Cathay Dragon flights to and from Kuala Lumpur for a while as a consequence of this motive.
Air India Specific has suggested passengers in a tweet that “passengers travelling on (its) flights to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) should be sure that their remaining vacation spot needs to be Kuala Lumpur itself. Passengers who intend to journey onward through KUL shouldn’t e book with us as a consequence of Covid-related journey restrictions.”

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