Hong Kong has used the controversial flight stop mechanism 23 times so far this month, on average more than once a day, making long-haul flights relatively rare at airports in the city.

Covid-19 Aircraft at Hong Kong International Airport during a pandemic. Photo: GovHK.

On April 1, the government revised the Covid regulations and Abolished the total ban on flights from 9 countries and shortened the quarantine period for arrivals to 7 days.. Only fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents can board the plane.

However, the flight suspension mechanism remains the same. If three or more passengers on the flight are found to be infected with Covid-19 on arrival, or if they do not submit the required documents such as health status and travel history, the airline will take a specific route. You are prohibited from flying for 7 days.