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Japan's restricted Hong Kong flights can only drop to four airports Lin Shixiong: strive to withdraw restrictions or narrow the scope of influence

2022-12-29T06:38:46.206Z


The severe epidemic situation in the Mainland has caused many countries to tighten their entry measures to the Mainland, and Hong Kong has also been affected by this. Lin Shixiong, Secretary of Transport and Logistics, expressed his disappointment, saying that the plan of the Japanese authorities was unilateral and


The severe epidemic situation in the Mainland has caused many countries to tighten their entry measures to the Mainland, and Hong Kong has also been affected by this.

Lin Shixiong, director of the Transport and Logistics Bureau, expressed his disappointment, saying that the plan of the Japanese authorities was unilateral and the decision was hasty.

He pointed out that he had contacted the Japanese authorities in the past one or two days, asking them to withdraw their decision to restrict flights to Hong Kong, or to narrow the scope of influence as much as possible, and felt that the Japanese authorities responded positively.


Xu Wang Meilun, Chairman of the Tourism Council, also said in another radio program that the industry was very disappointed by Japan's sudden imposition of restrictions, and hoped that the Japanese authorities could set a timetable for the relevant measures.


▼On December 28, citizens who are going to Japan's non-four restricted airports will depart as usual before the entry into force▼


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Japan announced earlier that starting tomorrow (30th), flights from the Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau will only be allowed to land at 4 airports in Tokyo Narita and Haneda, Osaka Kansai and Central Nagoya, and no additional flights from Hong Kong to Japanese airports will be allowed.

The Hong Kong government has stated earlier that it is highly concerned about the decision, and has written to the Japanese authorities, sternly requesting that the decision be withdrawn.

The Secretary for Transport and Logistics, Lam Sai-hung, reiterated in a radio program today that the Japanese authorities' plan was a unilateral and hasty decision. The Hong Kong government is following up on the incident and trying to get the Japanese side to withdraw its decision or narrow the scope of its influence. The news will be announced as soon as possible.

He also pointed out that Hong Kong people can still use flights from other airports in Japan to return to Hong Kong, and he believes that airlines can meet the demand.

Lin Shixiong continued to point out that the Japanese authorities only stated that this decision was made based on the consideration of epidemic prevention, and did not explain the reasons for the decision in detail. He did not speculate on the reasons for the Japanese side.

Regarding the preparations for customs clearance with the mainland, he said that he is intensively preparing for the resumption of operation of the high-speed rail, and hopes that the operation will be smooth on the opening day.

The Secretary for Transport and Logistics, Lam Sai Hung, said he was disappointed by Japan's decision.

(File photo/Photo by Ou Jiale)

Chairman of the Travel Council: Some people can't imagine why they did it all of a sudden

Xu Wang Meilun, chairman of the Tourism Council, said in another radio program that the industry was also very disappointed with the sudden restrictions on Japan, because the tour groups have only slowly resumed in recent months, and the Japanese group accounts for a large number of them, and the correction coincides with the Christmas schedule. It’s unimaginable to do so suddenly.” He pointed out that some airlines have not yet decided on the flight situation. For example, it is known that Cathay Pacific only cancels flights before January 8, so he hopes that the Japanese authorities can set a timetable for the relevant measures.

As for the relaxation of anti-epidemic measures, she expects to help attract tourists to Hong Kong, but she believes that it will take time to digest and cooperate with other supporting facilities, so many tourists will not flock to Hong Kong in the short term.

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