Suspension of Flights from the Philippines to Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Government currently has a place-specific flight suspension mechanism in place for flights from the Philippines, India, Pakistan, and Nepal.
This is the Government press release on this from 4 May 2021: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202105/04/P2021050400899.htm
The Government first implemented the place-specific flight suspension mechanism on April 14.
Under this mechanism, if a total of five or more passengers among all flights from the same place, regardless of airline, were confirmed by arrival tests for COVID-19 with the N501Y mutant strain within a seven-day period, the Government would invoke Cap. 599H to prohibit all passenger flights from that place from landing in Hong Kong for 14 days, and would at the same time specify that place as an extremely high-risk place under Cap. 599H to restrict persons who have stayed in that place for more than two hours from boarding passenger flights for Hong Kong for 14 days, so as to prevent persons from the relevant place from arriving at Hong Kong via transit. See HK Government’s page for High-Risk Places: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html
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