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Covid: Hong Kong lifts airline ban

Hong Kong has relaxed Covid regulations for flights: Previously, airlines transporting passengers who tested positive for Covid received a flight ban that lasted five days. This regulation has been suspended as of Thursday, a government spokesman announced. The rule, known in Hong Kong as the “circuit breaker mechanism,” had resulted in hundreds of flight cancellations since the beginning of the year. The metropolis now wants to ramp up test capacity: Inbound travelers will have to take an additional PCR test on the third day after arrival.

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