Hong Kong Bans All UK Passenger Flights Over Delta Variant Concerns

In an effort to prevent the spread of the Delta variant, the Hong Kong government announced on Monday that it will ban all incoming passenger flights from the United Kingdom starting on Thursday, 1 July 2021.

In effect on the same day, Hong Kong will consider the United Kingdom as an “extremely high-risk” country (Group A1); people who have stayed in the nation for more than two hours will be barred from travelling to the city.

With Indonesian passenger flights recently being blocked by Hong Kong on 25 June, the United Kingdom will be the sixth nation the city has banned arrivals from, the others being the Philippines, India, Nepal and Pakistan.

To see which countries/regions are considered “extremely high-risk” (Group A1) by Hong Kong, please click here.