Covid-19: Hong Kong to ban transit passengers from some 140 regions; local Omicron cases spread

Travellers from more than 140 “high-risk” countries or regions will be temporarily banned from transiting through Hong Kong’s airport, as cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant continue to spread internationally and within the city.

According to a notice released by the city’s flagship carrier Cathay Pacific on Thursday, the Hong Kong Airport Authority announced the restrictions “in response to the rising number of Omicron cases around the world.”

Hong Kong International Airport. File Photo: GovHK.

The new limitations will take effect at midnight on Sunday and last until February 15.


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