Another data point:
I'm heading out of HK on the 29th of March. This will more or less be a trip to make a final decision on whether to completely quit HK or not. Will be gone for around 3.5-4 months. So I guess there's another data point of 3 people "leaving".
Visiting family after 2.5 years. Will be out of HK for 3 to 4 months. Considering new roles in Vietnam (or SG too but that could be tricky due to work permit issues there). Maybe another 4-6 months for leaving HK (sadly). I've worked in Vietnam previously so willing to give it another try.
“People’s motivation is more to escape from a surge in Covid as more than 70 percent of travelers booked one-way tickets, increasing from only 26 percent pre-pandemic,” said Olivier Ponti, ForwardKeys’ vice president of insights.
I think Olivier Ponti needs to get a new job
In my daughter’s class, more and more kids now join zoom lessons from Australia, Japan, Dubai, Singapore, London. Most of them temporary relocated to be close to family, some seem to be open to the idea of not coming back.
Also pulling the trigger to visit family in the US after nearly 3 years. Had a hell of a time finding a flight on CX but managed to overpay 4x what I would normally pay for a one way flight to LAX. Will spend a few months in the US and figure out how to return to HK sometime later in the summer...
We left last week. I still feel heartbroken but Hong Kong is not the city I used to remember. I can't believe how different the UK is. No masks, zero QR codes, everything is open and busy. We just walked through immigration and they only asked for our passports. It is nice to feel some freedom after a crazy few years.
Seems many internal EU flights don't need a covid test.
As a mental exercise I had planed several routes and all of them needed a covid test to return to HK..