British Airways has confirmed details of the resumption of its flights from London to Tokyo and Hong Kong, following the easing of travel restrictions in both Japan and the Chinese Special Administrative Region.

As previously reported, BA’s first flights to Tokyo since November 2021 will take off on November 13.

Daily flight BA07 will depart Heathrow at 0855, arriving into Tokyo Haneda at 0735 the following day, with the return leg BA08 leaving the Japanese capital at 0945, landing back into London at 1525.

Japan recently announced plans to relax entry restrictions from October 11, with the return of its visa-waiver programme, and the lifting of a cap on daily arrivals.

Meanwhile BA will also resume flights to Hong Kong on December 5 for the first time in 12 months.

Flight BA31 will depart Heathrow at 1750, arriving into Hong Kong at 1440 the following day, with the return leg BA32 leaving at 2305, landing back into London at 0545 the following day.

The route will initially operate four-times-weekly, increasing to daily from December 18.

This week Hong Kong further eased its Covid-19 travel restrictions, removing the requirement for international visitors to undergo hotel quarantine. Visitors are now able to travel to their residence or accommodation of choice, and will be required to “self monitor” for three days.

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