Hong Kong suspends flights from Air India after a spike in COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong. Hong Kong aviation regulator Civil Aviation Department said it is temporarily suspending Air India flights till October 3 after passengers on its flights were found to be COVID-19 positive.
Last week Dubai's civil aviation authorities suspended the operations of Air India Express flights from September 18 to October 2 after the carrier was found to have flown passengers infected with COVID-19 to Dubai.
This is the second time Hong Kong has suspended flights from India’s national carrier. Hong Kong had suspended Air India flight in August after the airline was found to have carried COVID-19 positive passengers on board. India has the second-largest number of people affected by the virus after the US, with 5.4 million affected by the coronavirus. The US has had 6.8 million affected by the coronavirus.
Hong Kong has also suspended Cathay Dragon flights till October 3 after flying in passengers infected with COVID-19. Passengers from India can travel to Hong Kong only after they test for COVID-19 72 hours before flying and have a certificate to prove that they tested negative. Similar rules apply if a person wants to travel to Dubai— the test needs to be done 96 hours before flying.