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Jan 06,2022

Hong Kong prohibits eight countries from entering the port, causing extensive delays in goods

In Hong Kong, because a Cathay Pacific crew member went out to eat during the home quarantine period, a total of 7 people have been diagnosed with the Omi Keron mutant strain. Another initial diagnosis was made on the 4th. It is an infection of unknown origin, reflecting that the fifth wave of epidemic may have already occurred. Community spread. On the 5th, the SAR government urgently announced the tightening of epidemic prevention measures.


The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam said on the afternoon of the 5th that flights from eight countries will be banned from entering Hong Kong at midnight on January 8 for a period of 14 days, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Canada, France, the Philippines, India, and Pakistan.


Air freight services


For cross-border sellers, the eight countries now prohibit entry into Hong Kong, which is another bolt from the blue. The reduction in capacity and the time delay may be a foregone conclusion, which will inevitably also affect the increase in the price of Air freight services.


On December 30, 2021, Cathay Pacific issued a document on its official website stating that due to the latest crew quarantine restrictions, all scheduled flights cannot be operated as scheduled. The company is consolidating flights between now and the first quarter of 2022 and making major adjustments, including the cancellation of some passenger flights to and from Hong Kong.