The Japanese government suddenly announced on Tuesday (27th) that from Friday (30th), passengers from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau can only enter from Haneda Airport, Narita Airport in Tokyo, Kansai Airport in Osaka, and Chubu Airport in Nagoya. Return arrangements are unknown.
This morning (28th), there are still passengers at Hong Kong Airport going to restricted destinations such as Okinawa and Fukuoka. They can be divided into four types of mentality for their itinerary and return arrangements. Some people plan to return to Hong Kong by detouring Taiwan. First flew from Okinawa to Tokyo and then returned to Hong Kong, but also decided to go with the situation, not worried or prepared: "I haven't traveled for three years, even if it's something we really want to go."
Bought a $4000 Tokyo return ticket yesterday for spare
At Hong Kong Airport this morning, there are flights to Okinawa or Fukuoka, including Ms. He and Ms. Liang who are going to Okinawa together.
They originally planned to return to Hong Kong from Okinawa next Monday (January 2), but the new restrictions in Japan will be greatly affected.
Ms. Leung said she received the news last night and immediately bought a plane ticket from Tokyo to Hong Kong for about 4,000 yuan.
When checking in at the airport, Hong Kong Airlines staff indicated that they planned to arrange an empty plane to go to Okinawa and pick up passengers back to Hong Kong next Monday.
Hong Kong Airlines is quoted as saying that it plans to arrange an empty flight to Okinawa
Ms. Liang pointed out that after learning the news, she has already started to cancel the flight ticket back to Hong Kong from Tokyo: "Fortunately, the money can be refunded. The net is a cancellation fee (cancellation fee) of 500 yuan." However, both she and Ms. He have confidence in the airline , she quoted staff as saying that even if they fail to return to Hong Kong from Okinawa in the end, there may be transportation arrangements to take passengers to the four airports that can return to Hong Kong.
A family of four or return to Hong Kong via Taiwan and choose to wait for arrangements
However, there are tourists who want to return to Hong Kong from other places.
Mr. Chung's family of four all went to Okinawa, but he pointed out that because they did not buy tickets from the official website of Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines did not arrange for them to return to Hong Kong.
Mrs. Chung thinks that the Japanese government’s policy is too urgent this time. Regarding the arrangements for returning to Hong Kong, Mr. Chung hopes to transfer from Okinawa to Taiwan to return to Hong Kong. Then we will do something first."
Mr. Chung's family of four went to Okinawa, hoping to return to Hong Kong via Taiwan.
(Photo by Zhang Haowei)
Looking forward to travel has been affected for a long time and also moved forward
Ms. Huang's family of three, who went to Fukuoka, was not affected by the policy: "I haven't traveled for three years, even if she is like this, I really want to go." However, she admitted that she has concerns about the arrangements for returning to Hong Kong, and the decision depends first. Arrangements made by HK Express, the airline of the flight.
Ms. Huang's family of three pointed out that even if the measures have an impact on the journey, they still want to travel.
(Photo by Zhang Haowei)
Criticism of Japan's practice is unreasonable: I don't know what to do
A "small group" of 8 people from three families went to Fukuoka together. One of the parents, Mr. Chen, felt that the Japanese government's actions were unreasonable: "Everyone was ready to return to normal, so he turned around and did nothing. I don’t know what to do.” He pointed out that there is no plan for the return trip, and it may depend on the decision of Air Express, or it may go north to Tokyo.
But even though the itinerary is varied, he always wants to go: "I haven't traveled for three years, and the three children really want to go." The three children immediately nodded in agreement.
Mr. Chen believes that the Japanese government's actions are unreasonable, "Everyone returns to normal, and he will turn around." (Photo by Zhang Haowei)
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