18 Feb COTW: Travel to Hong Kong Has Come to a Halt
- As official estimates of the number of new Coronavirus cases each day slows, hopeful eyes are watching for improvement in the news coming out of Mainland China as well as those countries most impacted by restrictions on travel and trade-related to the virus.
- Nowhere is the impact of Covid-19 more apparent than in travel between Mainland China and Hong Kong.
- According to the Hong Kong Tourism Board, early arrivals data for February show average daily traffic to the city has dropped to less than 3,000 people, a drop of nearly 99% from levels of one year ago. Although a significant portion of the drop can be attributed to the 2019 protests, recent data paints a picture of an almost total shut down in travel.
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