(30 June 2021)
flights from the United Kingdom will be prohibited from landing in
Hong Kong from 1 July, the government has announced.
As Hong Kong has listed the UK as an
“extremely high-risk Group A1 specified place”, travellers who
have been in the UK for more than 2 hours in the past 21 days will be prohibited from entering the city.
The UK was previously listed as a Group A2
The government of Hong Kong said in a statement
earlier this week
that the decision has been taken, “in view of the recent rebound
of the UK’s epidemic situation and the widespread Delta variant
virus strain there, coupled with the detection of imported cases
with the L452R mutant strain from people arriving from the UK in
Before this latest change in status, travellers
from the UK were required to quarantine for 21 days upon arrival
in Hong Kong.
The UK reported 26,068 new COVID19 cases on
Wednesday, the highest number of new cases since 29 January 2021,
and an increase of 5,589 on Tuesday’s total of 20,479.
Since the global COVID19 pandemic began, the UK has recorded over
4,791,628 cases and 128,390 deaths (as of 06:21 BST on 30 June
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