Emigrating to the UK: leaving Hong Kong

Emigrating to the UK: leaving Hong Kong

On 20th April, I left my old home and my family for the final time, knowing that I was embarking on a journey of no return (the Hong Kong border is completely closed to anyone who has been in the UK in the past 21 days to prevent importing COVID variants), and I will be on my own since then.

I brought 2 pieces of checked baggage because 1 was not enough. There was a lot of swimming and diving equipment inside which I may use over the summer, so I can’t wait for them to be shipped. As I needed to self-isolate for 10 days upon arriving the UK, I also brought 2 days worth of bread for me to eat, while waiting for food shipment from supermarket.

The flight I took was BA 32, departing Hong Kong at 15:10 and arriving London Heathrow at 20:50. When I arrived there was no queue at immigration and I passed quickly upon showing all the required documents.

I called a car using minicabit to get me from Heathrow Airport to the Airbnb I booked. Unfortunately I received bad quality service from the operator. The driver was late and his driving was not safe. After a review it gave me a partial refund.

I am going to live in Bournemouth for this summer. The trip was about 145 km, about 1.5 hours on car. I arrived the Airbnb around midnight and started my self-isolation. The COVID test kit for day 2 test was already there at the moment I arrived there, which I needed to complete it on or before day 2.

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