Hong Kong (People's Daily) – Air passengers from the Chinese mainland will be allowed starting Saturday to transfer or transit through Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). However, such services to destinations in the mainland will remain unavailable.
Enhanced measures have been introduced at HKIA. The Airport Authority reiterated that passengers must have their flights booked under one ticket and baggage tagged through to the final destination. The stopover time of such passengers at HKIA must be within 24 hours.
“Passengers should confirm in advance that they are able to enter their final destination,” the Airport Authority said. It urged passengers to meet immigration and health quarantine requirements imposed by other jurisdictions, and comply with HKIA rules to avoid being stranded at the airport.
A source suggested this temporary arrangement was designed to help mainland students return to their studies overseas.
A street view in Hong Kong's downtown district. (Photo: Global Times)