Air India flights to China suspended for the second time till Oct 3 after passenger tests positive.
Hong Kong's Civil Aviation Department has suspended Air India flights to Hong Kong after a few passengers on board their flight has tested positive for COVID-19 post-arrival. The Indian national carrier's flights will remain suspended for two weeks until October 3.
According to South China Morning Post; "Under emergency health regulations tightened on September 15, any airline that carries five Covid-19 passengers or more, or two consecutive flights with three or more diagnosed passengers, faces being banned from Hong Kong,"
Air India flights have been barred from landing in Hong Kong earlier from August 18th to August 31st after 14 passengers on its Delhi to Hong Kong flight tested positive for COVID-19 post-arrival.
Due to the COVID-19 scheduled international passenger flights remains suspended in India since March 23 however, special international flights have been operating with special approval.
Air India resumed operations to the Maldives on the 26th August and continues to operate passenger flights to Velana International Airport.