28 Januari, 2020

Hong Kong to stop issuing individual travel permits for mainland China travelers

Commuters wear facemasks
as they buy tickets
inside the high-speed
train station connecting
Hong Kong to mainland China.
Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images
The Hong Kong government will stop issuing individual travel permits for travelers from mainland China, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced at a press conference on Tuesday.

Individual travel permits allow residents of 49 cities on the mainland to "visit Hong Kong in their individual capacity.”

The latest announcement comes as part of Hong Kong's efforts to curb the spread of the virus.

On Saturday, the China Association of Travel Services reported that all tours, including international ones, would be suspended starting Monday. China also stopped domestic group and packaged tours last Friday.

Source: CNN