Hong Kong bans all passenger flights from ‘extremely high risk’ Indonesia

Hong Kong International Airport. Photo via HKIA.
Hong Kong International Airport. Photo via HKIA.

Hong Kong has indefinitely banned all passenger flights from Indonesia amid a rise in imported cases from the archipelago nation.

As confirmed by Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hong Kong has categorized Indonesia as an “extremely high risk” travel origin, and thus, starting June 25, is enforcing the ban until further notice.

Indonesia is the fifth nation to be placed under the category by Hong Kong, after the Philippines, India, Nepal, and Pakistan.

The Foreign Ministry said Indonesian migrant workers affected by the ban are urged to contact their employers and/or agents. The Indonesian Consulate General in Hong Kong can be reached for assistance, particularly related to employment rights, through here.

Previously, Hong Kong specifically banned flights operated by Garuda Indonesia until at least July 5 after four passengers from Jakarta tested positive upon arrival on June 20. The passengers reportedly tested negative before departure in Jakarta.

Other than Garuda, other airlines that have been serving the Jakarta-Hong Kong route include Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines.

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