From 8 January 2022 to 20 January 2022, Singapore Airlines’ thrice-weekly SQ7 service will operate directly from San Francisco to Singapore, instead of stopping over at Hong Kong. This follows the Hong Kong government’s directive to suspend entry of travellers from the United States into Hong Kong during this time. Passengers travelling on SQ8 from Singapore to San Francisco (via Hong Kong) will not be affected.
We’ll be reaching out to all affected guests to offer the necessary backing, and to minimise the vexation caused by this dislocation. Singapore Airlines apologises for the vexation caused.
On January 5, 2022, the Hong Kong government blazoned its decision to apply “ place-specific flight dormancies” from the following countries from January 8 to 21, 2022 Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Hong Kong has regularly used similar flight dormancies as part of its strategy to stop COVID-19 spreading.
“ All passenger breakouts from these eight places will be banned from wharf in Hong Kong, and at the same time, persons who have stayed in these places for further than two hours will be confined from boarding passenger breakouts for Hong Kong,” the government directive said.
With a population of7.4 million, Hong Kong has cases in total so far, and have recorded 38 new COVID-19 cases on January 5, 2022.
One of Hong Kong’s most popular lodestones, Disneyland Hong Kong, has just blazoned a 2-week check amid the growing swell of COVID-19’s new Omicron variant.