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Air India cancels flights to Hong Kong after 3 passengers test COVID positive

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.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Published on: April 18, 2022 10:25 IST
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Air India cancels flights to Hong Kong

Highlights

  • The passengers were tested COVID positive post arrival on Saturday, a senior govt official said
  • All international passengers are required to take a post-flight COVID-19 test in Hong Kong
  • Air India flights from New Delhi and Kolkata have been banned till April 24

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.

Regular international flights resumed in India on March 27 after a two-year hiatus induced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

(With inputs from PTI)

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