South Korea restricts Hong Kong flights to only land at Incheon Airport

South Korea announced on Tuesday that all flights from Hong Kong can only land at Incheon International Airport for centralized epidemic prevention and control.

The new policy will kick start today and will run till February 28. It is understood that the policy also applies to Macau flights.

Meanwhile starting January 7, all arrivals from Hong Kong and Macau should undergo a PCR test within 48 hours before their arrival.

The Hong Kong government said it is highly concerned about the restriction imposed by the Korean authority and considers it "unreasonable."

"The HKSAR Government has written to the Korean authority and liaised with the Consulate General of Korea in Hong Kong to express our grave concern and strongly request the authority to withdraw the restriction concerned," the spokesman added.

The Transport and Logistics Bureau has reminded local airlines to inform affected travelers of the latest flight arrangements as soon as possible and to provide them with necessary support and assistance.