International travel amid Covid


Period23 Sept 2021

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleInternational travel amid Covid
    Media name/outletRTHK Backchat
    Country/TerritoryHong Kong
    DescriptionAs we are stepping into 19 months of the pandemic, the collapse in travel demand and the closure of borders have hit the aviation and tourism industry worldwide.

    Hong Kong’s flagship airline Cathay Pacific said it expects to see only 13% of its pre-pandemic activity, with the company earlier recorded more than HK$7.5 billion loss for the first half of 2021.

    Meanwhile, the US is easing its travel restrictions, reopening to visitors from the UK, EU and other nations. Can we do the same? How and when should we reopen international travel?

    In Hong Kong, social distancing rules are extended until September 29 despite a relatively low infection rate here. Why?
    PersonsHaiyan Song


  • COVID-19
  • Vaccinated
  • Tourism