Britain unfairly targeted in Hong Kong’s new Covid-19 travel restrictions



a sign on a pole on a city street: A sign near a pedestrian crossing alerts people to the need for social distancing in Liverpool, England on October 2. The UK has been designated a high-risk country by the Hong Kong government. Photo: AFP


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A sign near a pedestrian crossing alerts people to the need for social distancing in Liverpool, England on October 2. The UK has been designated a high-risk country by the Hong Kong government. Photo: AFP

The Hong Kong government has, effective from October 1, designated the UK as a high-risk country whereby air travellers returning home, besides providing a negative Covid-19 test report, are then tested again on

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Grim times for Hong Kong’s travel agencies as 71 companies fold, with more likely to go by year-end



a person standing in front of a bridge: Tourist numbers in Hong Kong have been all but wiped out by the coronavirus crisis. Photo: Sam Tsang


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Tourist numbers in Hong Kong have been all but wiped out by the coronavirus crisis. Photo: Sam Tsang

The Covid-19 pandemic, which has halted international trips, took its toll on 71 Hong Kong travel agents this year, but the industry regulator has warned that the worst is yet to come.

“The outlook is most gloomy for travel agents,” said Alice Chan Cheung Lok-yee, executive director of the Travel

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