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Hong Kong Travel Snags Persist With Most Flight Bans in 3 Months

  • Options for getting to the city limited by flight suspensions
  • Airlines face seven-day bans for carrying infected passengers
A healthcare worker in an area for travelers at Hong Kong International Airport earlier in April.

A healthcare worker in an area for travelers at Hong Kong International Airport earlier in April.

Photographer: Paul Yeung/Bloomberg

Hong Kong’s reopening to the rest of the world is being slowed by the government’s bans on airlines for carrying infected passengers, with 11 routes in total suspended as of Monday, the most since a peak in January.

No passenger flights from outside Asia arrived in Hong Kong yesterday, and only one is due Tuesday, operated by Emirates after the Dubai-based airline completes a seventh ban. That will lower the number of simultaneously suspended routes to 10.