Hong Kong bans Air India and Vistara flights

Hong Kong Banned Air India
Hong Kong Banned Air India

Hong Kong bans flights from India after passengers’ Covid-19 positive rate is rising. Air India and Vistara have been banned from operating until October 30. This is the third time the Hong Kong government has banned Air India flights. At the same time, Air India and Vistara have not yet issued a statement in this regard. Some of the passengers on Air India’s Delhi-Hong Kong flight and Vistara’s Chennai-Hong Kong flight on Thursday were confirmed, government officials said. The previous ban was from September 20 to October 3 and from August 18 to August 31.

Air India announcement
Air India announcement

According to the authorities, all passengers in Hong Kong must have a COVID-19 negative certificate within 72 hours of departure. However, Hong Kong said Air India and Vistara had not complied with the directive. The Hong Kong government has banned both flights from October 17 to October 30. Dubai authorities banned flights in a similar incident last month. This is after Covid confirmed for two passengers.

According to UAE government law, every passenger traveling from India is required to undergo an RT-PCR check 96 hours prior to departure and maintain a Covid-negative certificate.