Cathay Pacific to suspend transit travellers from high-risk areas

A woman walks past empty counters of Cathay Pacific at Hong Kong International Airport, following infections of Covid-19 in Hong Kong on Tuesday (Photo: Reuters)

HONG KONG: Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd said on Thursday that transfer and transit services at Hong Kong International Airport will be banned to passengers coming from places deemed at high risk of coronavirus from midnight on Jan 16 until Feb 15.

High-risk places including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Germany and Japan.

Passengers on flights arriving from cities in the Chinese mainland and Taiwan may continue to connect to onward flights, the airline said in a statement on its website, saying the measure is in response to the rising number of cases driven by the Omicron coronavirus variant around the world. 

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