Hong Kong has banned Air India (AI) flights after a few passengers tested positive for Covid-19 on their arrival in Hong Kong earlier this week. The AI flights from Delhi are banned till December 3.
According to norms, 72-hours before their flight, passengers must test for Covid-19. Those passengers testing negative must carry the negative Covid certificate which permits them to land in Hong Kong.
According to an Air India spokesperson, the airline has been prohibited from operating any flights from Delhi to Hong Kong from November 20 to December 3. Coincidentally, the airline did not have any flights scheduled to Hong Kong during this period.
The Hong Kong government has banned AI flights flying from India for the fifth time since August 2020 after passengers tested positive for Covid-19 on their arrival in Hong Kong. The first time Hong Kong placed such a ban was from August 18-31, when few passengers travelling on the AI Delhi-Hong Kong flight, tested positive for Covid-19. Subsequent bans were placed on the Delhi AI flights from September 20-October 3 and October 17-30. A ban was placed on Mumbai-Hong Kong AI flights from October 28-November 10 after passengers tested positive on landing in Hong Kong.