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British Airways resumes Hong Kong flights

British Airways was forced to cancel Hong Kong-bound flights in December.

British Airways (BA) has confirmed that it will resume passenger flights from Hong Kong to London from January 3.

A statement released by the carrier stated, "Due to the current coronavirus pandemic and local travel restrictions we are operating a reduced and dynamic schedule.

"Our focus is on keeping crucial air links open where possible - bringing home customers currently abroad, transporting vital goods and ensuring those who are permitted to travel can continue to do so safely."

On December 22, 2020, Hong Kong government banned entry to all travellers from the United Kingdom until further notice due to the outbreak of a fast-spreading variant of Covid-19 in southern England. In addition, a 21-day mandatory hotel quarantine was introduced for all Hong Kong arrivals, with the exception of China, which includes air crew.

Virgin Atlantic was forced to suspend all flights in and out of Hong Kong due to the new regulations, Cathay Pacific suspended flights on its London route until January 10 and British Airways was also forced to cancel flights.

BA is now advising passengers to check online for the latest flight information. There was no indication from the carrier as to the resumption of passenger services from London to Hong Kong.

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