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Flyers test Covid positive; Hong Kong bans Air India flights till Aug-end

Passengers from India can arrive in Hong Kong only if they have a Covid-19 negative certificate from a test done 72 hours prior to the journey

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Air India has been operating special international flights since May 6 under the Vande Bharat Mission to help stranded people reach their destinations.

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Hong Kong has banned Air India flights till the end of August after some passengers on one of its flights tested positive for Covid-19 post arrival, a senior government official said on Wednesday.

Passengers from India can arrive in Hong Kong only if they have a Covid-19 negative certificate from a test done 72 hours prior to the journey, according to rules issued by the Hong Kong government in July.

Moreover, all international passengers are required to take a post-flight Covid-19 test at the airport premises in Hong Kong.

"Some passengers who landed in Hong Kong on one of Air

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First Published: Aug 19 2020 | 12:41 PM IST

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