Hong Kong bans Air India's flights for 14 days after a passenger tests coronavirus positive

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Air India banned in Hong Kong again (Image: Pexels.com)
Air India banned in Hong Kong again (Image: Pexels.com)

Hong Kong : Hong Kong has banned Air India flight from Delhi for 14 days after some of the passengers tested positive for coronavirus at the airport. The ban will remain effective from November 20 to December 3.

It must be noted that this is for the fifth time when Hong Kong administration has banned Air India flights for bringing coronavirus positive passengers to their nation.

As per guidelines, passengers from India can arrive in Hong Kong only if they have a COVID-19 negative certificate from a test done within 72 hours prior to the journey, according to rules issued by the Hong Kong government in July.

Despite that, the travelling passengers are required to mandatorily go under post-flight COVID-19 test at the Hong Kong airport.

According to guidelines of Hong Kong government, a pre-flight COVID-19 negative certificate is mandatory for all passengers from Bangladesh, India, Ethiopia, France, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, the UK and the US.

The previous bans on the airline’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 during October 28-November 10.