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Hong Kong bans all flights from the UK

06/29/2021| 10:48:13 AM|

Hong Kong is designating the UK as 'extremely high-risk' due to the spread of the Delta variant.

Hong Kong will ban all passenger flights originating from the UK starting 1 July.

Hong Kong is designating the UK as 'extremely high-risk' due to the spread of the Delta variant

People having spent spent more than two hours in the UK will banned from boarding flights to Hong Kong, because of 'the recent rebound of the epidemic situation and the widespread Delta variant virus strain,' it said.

HK has also imposed blanket flight bans on Indonesia, India, Nepal, Pakistan and the Philippines.

The vast majority of current Covid-19 cases in the UK are of the Delta variant, which was first identified in India, and cases have been surging in recent weeks.

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