Hong Kong to Ban Passenger Flights from UK to Curb Virus

Under the classification, people who have stayed in the U.K. for more than two hours will be restricted from boarding passenger flights to Hong Kong.

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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo, a group of Hong Kong residents waving U.K. flags demonstrate requesting right to British residency outside the British embassy in Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s government says it will ban all passenger flights from the U.K. starting Thursday, July 1, 2021, as it seeks to curb the spread of new variants of the coronavirus. The ban comes amid heightened tensions between the U.K. and China over semi-autonomous Hong Kong, which was a British colony until it was handed over to China in 1997. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)
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