Economic win, without real health risk: Japan Reverses Restrictions on Flights from Hong Kong and Macau

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Japan will allow flights from Hong Kong and Macau to land at any airport in the country, partially reversing a rule it implemented last week for both cities and mainland China that restricted arrivals to four major airports.

Direct flights from Hong Kong and Macau will no longer be limited to Narita, Haneda, Kansai and Chubu Centrair airports, according to a government statement on Wednesday.

Airlines also will be asked to not increase the number of flights they offer, the statement said.