A traveller walks through Hong Kong’s Lok Ma Chau station on January 9, the first day of the Hong Kong-mainland China border reopening. Photo: Dickson Lee
A traveller walks through Hong Kong’s Lok Ma Chau station on January 9, the first day of the Hong Kong-mainland China border reopening. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Why mass travel in and out of China is still months off – from ‘crazy’ flight ticket prices and Covid fears to other countries’ restrictions and visa issues

  • Despite mainland China finally dropping Covid-19 travel restrictions, many barriers still exist to any kind of normal tourist travel to and from the country
  • One example of a seven-day trip from southwestern China to Bangkok more than quadrupling in price since 2018 shows how much flight tickets have increased

A traveller walks through Hong Kong’s Lok Ma Chau station on January 9, the first day of the Hong Kong-mainland China border reopening. Photo: Dickson Lee
A traveller walks through Hong Kong’s Lok Ma Chau station on January 9, the first day of the Hong Kong-mainland China border reopening. Photo: Dickson Lee
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