by Simon Black
A Japanese woman was surprised when Hong Kong Express Airways required her to take a pregnancy test before boarding her flight.
They made the poor woman sign a form indicating her body type was observed by staff to appear pregnant. The test proved she wasn’t.
The woman was travelling to Saipan, the largest island among the Northern Mariana islands, a US territory.
Having a baby on the island gives the child automatic US citizenship. And in 2018, more tourists than residents gave birth on the Northern Mariana Islands.