Hong Kong's In-Town Check-In to Reopen After Three Years on July 5
June 27, 2023
Travellers can now relish the convenience of in-town check-in services in Hong Kong, as check-in counters at the Hong Kong Station reopen after being closed for over three years, according to reports from Bloomberg.
Passengers can now drop off their luggage downtown and collect it at their final destination. The service is set to resume on July 5, but a decision is yet to be made on restarting check-in services at Kowloon and Tsing Yi stations. Hong Kong's international airport is just a short 24-minute train ride from the Central Station.
The in-town check-in services, a huge time-saver for travellers leaving the city from Central, were suspended in April 2020 due to strict curbs on international travel. However, with the recent lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in spring 2023, Hong Kong has decided to reintroduce the service.
Hong Kong is among the few places in the world that offer in-town check-in services, such as Taipei and Kuala Lumpur. The reintroduction of the service is expected to restore Hong Kong's reputation as a freewheeling and easy-to-navigate financial hub.
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