Restrictions on Hong Kong travelers unnecessary, says tourism chief

Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Kevin Yeung Yun-hung said on Wednesday that restrictions imposed on Hong Kong travelers are unnecessary, suggesting that the implementation of any anti-epidemic measures should be science-based.

His comments came after South Korea announced yesterday that all flights from Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland can only land at Incheon airport, and not other places such as Busan and Jeju.

Speaking to the media today, Yeung said the entry curb is unnecessary as the number of infections in Hong Kong has been on a downward trend lately, which reflected that the SAR’s anti-epidemic measures have been effective.

“In general, we want these [Covid] measures [to be] based on science. In the past few weeks, you can see that our situation, for example, the Covid figures have been decreasing, and we have been controlling the pandemic in Hong Kong in a very good manner,

“I think in the past, we have proved that our measures are very effective," said Yeung.