HKong’s high-speed railway to mainland China reopens

15 January 2023
2023-01-15 16:07

After almost three years of closure due to COVID-19 restrictions, Hong Kong’s high-speed railway line to mainland China reopened early Sunday. But there were still some limits to the operation and there can be only 5,000 passengers each day, each way and all of them have to complete COVID tests with a negative result within 48 hours before travel.

The reopening was part of the ongoing relaxation of COVID travel restrictions in Hong Kong and mainland China which began to be eased early last month. Hong Kong’s international travel options only started to return to normal from autumn 2022. Now its domestic links with mainland China have begun resuming, still with controls.

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