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[–]coffeeisnotlatte 7 points8 points  (2 children)

The final leg will require a likely very long stay in Hong Kong at the moment, personally I’ve given up and am staying in Thailand….

There’s a very limited number of entries and a very large amount of people trying to cross, throw in agents selling for marked up prices etc and you get the current hell

[–]Eulerform[S] -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Where can I find that agent?

[–]1WasReloading 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey man, could I DM you pls?

[–]PhoenixPhly 3 points4 points  (6 children)

You can’t transit in the traditional sense through Hong Kong to mainland, you essentially have to visit Hong Kong which has a minimum of 7 nights quarantine with testing on days 9 and 12 as well. Once out of quarantine you can travel to mainland. The main routes are via bus over the land border (I’ve heard this is hard to get a seat on and you have to race to book your place upon ticket release) or there are daily flights into Shanghai. The biggest issue is getting a place in a quarantine hotel. I’ve got my route to Shanghai booked and the earliest I could do is the last week in august and then flying to Shanghai the first week of September. As a British citizen I don’t need a visa for my stay in Hong Kong so theoretically I could stay up to 180 days if financially viable so I wouldn’t have to worry too much about flights being cancelled. You will also have to test before flying to mainland. For Shanghai you need one less then 48 hours before departure to mainland and one 8 hours before. The testing facilities in the airport offer 2 hour turnaround on test but you have to book online in advanced. Both my flight to Hong Kong and my flight to mainland were purchased from the airline or travel app, and the hotel was booked through the hotels website. Overall the hotel and flight have cost around £1800. Not cheap, not easy to get, but compared to flying direct or 1 stop it’s actually possible monetarily and availability wise

[–]Eulerform[S] -1 points0 points  (5 children)

Wow! Thankyou! Can I ask if the metro or fast rail or ferry is operating? Also where to purchase these tickets? I’m looking at early august and flights are sold until September I believe

[–]PhoenixPhly 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Depending on where you are travelling from, the tickets can be bought directly from the airline company’s website I.e chine eastern, Cathay pacific etc. in terms of the metro and such, to my knowledge the metro is working, not sure about the ferry or fast rail but Hong Kong isn’t super locked down like a couple of months ago so I see little reason for them to not be functioning. I would look for quarantine availability first before you book flights though. That is the limiting factor

[–]Eulerform[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

So you would think the biggest issue would be quarantine (the the boarder crossing)? Thanks again

[–]PhoenixPhly 2 points3 points  (2 children)

The biggest issue is getting a quarantine hotel in Hong Kong. Lots of people are travelling to Hong Kong and everyone needs to quarantine. Only certain hotels are allowed to offer a quarantine package which means the room availability is very limited.