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Hong Kong Allows Airline Crews to Leave Hotels on Overseas Trips

A flight attendant for Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. at Hong Kong International Airport.

A flight attendant for Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. at Hong Kong International Airport.

Photographer: Bertha Wang/Bloomberg
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Hong Kong’s government has eased Covid-related restrictions on the movements of locally based crew when making overseas trips, on which the territory’s strict rules had previously confined them to their hotels.

From Tuesday onward, pilots and flight attendants no longer need to isolate in their hotel when overnighting between the outbound and return legs of foreign flights, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. said in a memo to staff obtained by Bloomberg. They’ll still be expected to avoid bars and other mass gatherings.