The Hong Kong Division of Well being has put a two-week ban on direct flights from Vancouver to Hong Kong operated by Air Canada.
Officers in Hong Kong took the motion Friday after detecting almost 60 imported instances over a two-week interval.
A type of instances was on an Oct. 13 Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Hong Kong, officers stated in a media launch.
One passenger on the flight additionally “did not adjust to the necessities specified beneath the Prevention and Management of Illness Regulation,” it stated.
In consequence, Hong Kong is prohibiting the touchdown of Air Canada passenger flights from Vancouver till Oct. 29, it stated.
Air Canada stated it was cancelling flights schedule don Oct. 16, 23, 26 and 29 in consequence, however famous its Toronto-Hong Kong flights had been unaffected.
“Affected clients from the 4 flights are being rebooked and provided journey choices the place accessible and appropriate for the shopper,” the airline stated.
“Prospects are additionally eligible for a refund of the remaining worth of their tickets if we’re unable to rebook them on a brand new flight departing inside three hours of their unique departure time.”
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