Passengers arrive at Hong Kong’s airport. The city has some of the world’s strictest control measures. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Passengers arrive at Hong Kong’s airport. The city has some of the world’s strictest control measures. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

‘New balance’ struck? Hong Kong suspends Covid flight ban mechanism in first major policy shift after pledge to review tough pandemic rules

  • Airline routes no longer banned based on a set number of incoming passengers infected with Covid-19
  • Business leaders, politicians and residents welcome move, while health experts say new balance has been struck to minimise risks with more rigorous testing

Passengers arrive at Hong Kong’s airport. The city has some of the world’s strictest control measures. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Passengers arrive at Hong Kong’s airport. The city has some of the world’s strictest control measures. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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