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Flights bringing back Hongkongers from UK sold out

2021-04-08 HKT 21:49
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  • The government has said more flights may be arranged to bring back Hong Kong residents stranded in the UK. Image: Shutterstock
    The government has said more flights may be arranged to bring back Hong Kong residents stranded in the UK. Image: Shutterstock
Cathay Pacific says seats on its first passenger flights from London since December have been snapped up within hours.

The airline posted on its website on Thursday evening that the two flights, CX2252 on April 21 and 28, were sold out.

The government has said it will monitor the situation to see whether more flights are needed.

All passengers will need to show negative Covid tests and book a 21-day quarantine stay at the Rambler Garden Hotel in Tsing Yi. The government said getting all returnees stay in the same location would help manage infection risks.

Many Hongkongers were left stranded by the ban on arrivals from the UK, which was introduced late last year due to worries about Covid variants. Officials recently announced that the ban would be lifted because of the drop in the number of cases there and the roll-out of vaccines.