[Updated March 10th, 2020] It may be stating the obvious, but global travel is in decline due to both falling demand and travel restrictions imposed by various countries. Additionally many foreign governments advising against non-essential travel to certain countries as the outbreak persists.
Below an updated list of the airlines that have announced travel restrictions, and a list of countries that have imposed travel bans or mandatory quarantines.

Airlines that have cancelled all flights to mainland China 

American Airlines – Extends suspension of China and Hong Kong flights through April 24th

http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/American-Airlines-Update-on-China-Flights-OPS-DIS/default.aspx

Air Busan – canceled routes from Seoul Incheon to Chengdu, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Haikou, Qingdao, Sanya, Xi’an, Yanji until March 28th.

Air Canada – canceled routes from Canada to Beijing, Shanghai until April 10th

Air China: scan QR code below for details

 

Air France – canceled flights from France to China until March 15th.

Air India – Suspends flights to Shanghai, Hong Kong until June 30th

Air Seoul – The South Korean budget carrier suspended China flights from Jan. 28th until further notice.

Air Tanzania – Tanzania’s state-owned carrier, which had planned to begin charter flights to China in February, postponed its maiden flights.

Air New Zealand -Suspended flights route New Zealand – Shanghai until March 29th

Air Mauritius – Suspended all flights to China and Hong Kong

ANA – Suspended all flights from Tokyo(Narita) to Beijing, Chengdu, Dalian, Guangzhou,  Hangzhou,  Qingdao, Shenyang,  Wuhan, Xiamen, from Tokyo(Haneda) to Beijing, Shanghai , from Osaka(Kansai) to Beijing, Dalian, Hong Kong , Qingdao ,Shanghai until March.28th

https://www.ana.co.jp/en/jp/topics/notice200206/

Asiana Airlines Some flights have been suspended, others have been reduced in frequency, scan QR code for more details

Azerbaijan Airlines – suspend route Azerbaijan — Beijing until March 8th

Austrian Airlines – Until end-February.

Batik Air – all flights to China until further notice.

British Airways – all flights to and from Beijing and Shanghai until April 17th.

Cathay Pacific Airways – all flights to and from Haikou, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Sanya and Wenzhou until Ma rch 28th.

https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_US/travel-information/travel-preparation/travel-advisories/update-on-flights-to-from-mainland-china.htm

China Eastern Airlines : scan QR code below for details

China Southern Airlines : scan QR code below for details

Czech Republic suspended all flights to and from China.

Delta Airlines – Feb. 2-April 30

Eastar Jet suspended all flights to and from South Korea and China until March 28th

Egyptair available flights round route “Cairo -Beijing – Guangzhou” on Thursdays.

El Al Israel Airlines – Extended its suspension of flights to Hong Kong and Beijing until May 5th.

Emirates suspended Guangzhou and Shanghai all flights until further notice. Flights to and from Beijing are available.

Etihad Airways – suspended Adu Dhabi to Chengdu, Hong Kong, Shanghai until at least March 28th.

Finair – suspended all flights to Mainland China. AY102/101 Helsinki — Hong Kong. Available AY099/100 flights from Helsinki.

Hainan Airlines: scan QR code below for details

Iberia Airlines – The Spanish carrier extended its suspension of flights from Madrid to Shanghai, its only route, from Feb. 29 until May 2nd

IndiGo – suspended all flights to and from mainland China.

Japan Airlines – suspendedTokyo (Narita) — Mainland China until March 28th

JejuAir Co Ltd – available flights from Seoul Incheon to Qingdao, Sanya,  Weihai,  Yantai.

Jetstar – suspend all Hefei, Guiyang and Xuzhou flights until March 31st.

Jin Air – suspend all Jeju to Shanghai and Xi’an flights until March 31st.

Kenya Airways – Jan. 31 until further notice.

Korean Air – suspend all flights to and from Mainland until China April 25th

KLM – Will extend its ban up to May 3rd

Lion Air – All flights to and from Mainland China until further notice.

LOT – Extends flight suspension until March 28

Lufthansa extends China flight cancellations to March 28

Malaysia Airlines suspended flight route Kota Kinabalu – Shanghai until further notice

Oman and Saudia, Saudi Arabia’s state airline, both suspended flights on Feb. 2 until further notice.

PIA – available all flights to and from China

Peach Aviation – suspend flights and dates as chart below:

Philippine Airlines – suspended all flights to and from Mainland China and Hong Kong until March 28th.

Polish Airlines – suspended all flights to and from Beijing until March 28th

Qatar Airways – suspended all flights between Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou until April 30th.

Qantas -suspended flights from Sydney to Beijing and Shanghai until May. 24th

https://www.qantas.com/us/en/travel-info/travel-updates/coronavirus.html

Royal Air Maroc -available flight route Casablanca – Beijing Daxing

Rwandair – Jan. 31 until further notice.

Scoot, Singapore Airlines’ low-cost carrier – Feb. 8 until further notice.

United Airlines – Feb. 5-April 23. Service to Hong Kong suspended Feb. 8-April 23.

Vietjet and Vietnam Airlines – Suspended flights to the mainland as well as Hong Kong and Macau Feb. 1-April 30, in line with its aviation authority’s directive.

Airlines that have cancelled some China flights/routes

Air Astana has decided to suspend flight routes from Urumqi to Beijing.
https://airastana.com/chn/en-us/About-Us/Overview/Air-Astana-News/coronavirus-air-astana-air-ticket-rule-changes
Air Canada – Extended the suspension of its flights to Beijing and Shanghai until March 27. It also suspended its Toronto to Hong Kong flights from March 1 to March 27, but its Vancouver to Hong Kong route remains active.
 
Air China – Said it would cancel flights to Athens, Greece, from Feb. 17 to March 18 and adjust” flights between China and the United States. On Feb. 28 it resumed flying to Frankfurt from Chengdu, following a 21-day suspension, state-run Xinhua news agency said.
 
Air New Zealand – Suspended Auckland-Shanghai service Feb. 9-March 29. Reduced capacity on Shanghai route throughout April and Hong Kong route throughout April and May.
Air Tanzania – suspended all flights to and from Mainland China until further notice
 
ANA Holdings – Suspended routes including Shanghai and Hong Kong from Feb. 10 until further notice.
 
Brussels Airlines – Lufthansa subsidiary said on Feb. 28 it would cut flights to northern Italy by 30% from March 2 to 14.
 
Cathay Pacific Airways – Plans to cut a third of its capacity over the next two months, including 90% of flights to mainland China. It has encouraged its 27,000 employees to take three weeks of unpaid leave in a bid to preserve cash.
 
China Southern Airlines recommenced flights on Feb. 25 to Nairobi from Guangzhou.
 
Emirates and Etihad – The United Arab Emirates, a major international transit hub, suspended flights to and from China, except for Beijing. Etihad Airways also suspended flights to Hong Kong until March 28, the airline said on Feb. 26, citing a drop in demand.
Etihad Airways – cancelled Adu Dhabi to Beijing flights,
 
The UAE suspended all flights to mainland China, except Beijing, on Feb. 5.
 
Finnair – Cancelled all flights to mainland China and decreased the number of flights to Hong Kong until March 28.
 
Hainan Airlines – Suspended flights between Budapest, Hungary, and Chongqing Feb. 7-March 27.
 
Kenya‘s High Court ordered flights from China to be temporarily suspended, following a petition.
 
Korean Air Lines Co. – The national flag carrier suspended eight routes to China and reduced services on nine Chinese routes between Feb. 7 and Feb. 22.
 
Philippine Airlines – Cut the number of flights between Manila and China by over half.
 
Qantas Airways – Suspended direct flights to China from Feb. 1. The Australian national carrier halted flights from Sydney to Beijing and Sydney to Shanghai between Feb. 9-March 29.
Qatar Airways – cancelled all flights between Beijing Guangzhou Shanghai until March 31st.
 
Royal Air Maroc – The Moroccan airline suspended direct flights to China Jan. 31-Feb. 29. On Jan. 16, it had launched a direct air route with three flights weekly between its Casablanca hub and Beijing.
 
Russia – All Russian airlines, with the exception of national airline Aeroflot, stopped flying to China from Jan. 31. Small airline Ikar will also continue flights between Moscow and China. All planes arriving from China will be sent to a separate terminal in the Moscow Sheremetyevo airport. Aeroflot reduced the frequency of flights to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou until Feb. 29.
Rwanda Air – suspended all flights between Kigali and Guangzhou.
 
Vistara Airlines makes temporary reduction in flights to and from Bangkok and Singapore.
 
Nordic airline SAS – Extended its suspension of flights to Shanghai and Beijing until March 29.
 
Singapore Airlines – Suspended or cut capacity on flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Xiamen and Chongqing, some of which are flown by regional arm SilkAir.
Scandinavian Airlines – suspended all flights to and from Mainland China until March 29th.
Scoot – suspended all flights between Singapore and Mainland China until March 29th.
Thai Smile Airways – suspended all flights to and from Mainland China until March 28th.
T’way Air – suspended flights from Incheon, Dargu, Qingdao, Wenzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Yanji, Zhangjiajie until March 28th
United Airlines – suspended all flights between USA, Mainland China and Hong Kong until April 30th 
Ural Airlines – suspended all flights to and from Mainland China.
 
UPS – Cancelled 22 flights to China because of the virus and normal manufacturing closures due to the Lunar New Year holiday.
 
Vietnam Airlines – suspended airlines route Hanoi – Hong Kong/ Guangzhou til further notice.
Virgin Atlantic – Extended its suspension of daily operations to Shanghai until March 28.
 
Virgin Australia – Said it will withdraw from the Sydney-Hong Kong route from March 2 because it was “no longer a viable commercial route” due to growing concerns over the virus and civil unrest in Hong Kong.

Airlines and countries that have modified service on other routes

Aeroflot:

Suspended Flights Route from March 1st-28th, 2020
  • SU200/201  Moscow — Beijing — Moscow• SU206/207  Moscow — Shanghai — Moscow

Available Flights
Route• SU204/205  Moscow — Beijing — Moscow

• SU208/209 Moscow — Shanghai — Moscow

Route

• SU220/221 Moscow — Guangzhou

Available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays.

Route• SU212/213  Moscow — Hong Kong

Available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays.

For more info:https://www.aeroflot.ru/cn-en/news/61675

Asiana Airlines has decided to halt all flights to Daegu until March 9, while Korean Air Lines will also suspend flights until March 28.
 
Air Canada to allow travellers to rebook flights to parts of Italy at no charge. United Airlines adds South Korea to travel waiver list but is not cancelling flights.
 
Bahrain civil aviation authority suspends all its flights from Dubai and Sharjah airports for 48 hours.
 
British Airways said it would cancel some flights to and from Italy, Singapore and South Korea, as a result of reduced demand.
 
EasyJet said on Feb. 28 it would cancel flights, particularly in and out of Italy and cut costs across its business.
 
El Al Israel Airlines said it would suspend flights to Italy, including Milan and Rome from Feb. 28 to March 14, and to Bangkok from March 2-27. It will also delay launching a new route to Tokyo from March until April 4.
 
Kazakhstan plans to suspend flights to Iran from March 1 and reduce the number of South Korea flights
 
Kuwait‘s civil aviation authority halts all its flights to and from South Korea, Thailand, and Italy. Kuwait had earlier suspended all its flights to and from Iraq.
 
Lebanon halted flights for non-residents from countries including China, Iran, Italy and South Korea, the transport ministry said on Feb. 28. The ban excludes Lebanese citizens and foreign residents of the country.
 
Mongolia‘s National Emergency Commission said on Feb. 24 it had halted all flights from South Korea and would block entry through its borders until March 2. Mongolia had previously suspended all entries from China.
 
Oman‘s civil aviation authority halted all flights between the sultanate and Iran.
 
Royal Jordanian Airlines has suspended flights between Amman and Rome until further notice starting from Feb. 26.
 
Russia‘s Ministry of Transport said on Feb. 27 it would suspend some flights to and from Iran, except those operated by its national carrier Aeroflot and Iranian airline Mahan Air.
 
Tajikistan has suspended all flights to and from Iran until the virus situation there stabilises, the Civil Aviation Agency said on Feb. 24.
 
Tunisia may suspend some flights to Italy.
 
Turkish Airlines extended a cancellation of flights to Iranian cities, with the exception to flights to Tehran, until March 10.
 
Turkey suspended all commercial flights between Turkey and Iran until further notice. “The Iranian carriers will fly empty to Turkey and be permitted to carry passengers destined for Iran. Turkish passengers will not be transported on these flights,” Turkey’s Civil Aviation Authority announced on its Twitter account.
 
Bamboo Airways (Vietnam) suspends flights between Da Nang and Nha Trang to Seoul’s Incheon International Airport, starting Feb. 26
 
Wizz Air said it would decrease the frequency of its Romania, Poland and Italy routes, cutting two-thirds of all flights on affected routes over three weeks between March 11 and April 2.

 

Sources: Reuters, Airlines Websites.

 


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Travel Bans/ Mandatory Quarantines

More than 50 countries or territories have imposed travel restrictions and tightened visa requirements to contain the novel coronavirus, according to the International Air Transport Association.

Before you land, check this list of countries or territories that have imposed travel bans or mandatory quarantines for travelers from China.

Australia

Travel ban on foreign nationals that have traveled from China in the past 14 days.

Hong Kong

Mandatory quarantine for every traveler entering from the Chinese mainland in the past 14 days; travel ban on foreign nationals that have traveled from Hubei in the past 14 days. Border crossings closed between mainland China and Hong Kong.

India

Mandatory quarantine for every traveler entering from the Chinese mainland. E-visa facility for Chinese nationals and foreigners traveling from China has been suspended, and existing visas have been terminated.

Indonesia

Travel ban on foreign nationals that have traveled from China in the past 14 days. Visas on arrival temporarily suspended for Chinese citizens.

Israel

Travel ban on foreign nationals that have traveled from the Chinese mainland.

Japan 

Travel ban on foreign nationals that have traveled from Hubei in the past 14 days.

Mongolia

Travel ban on foreign nationals that have traveled from China in the past 30 days.

Macao

Travel ban on foreign nationals that have traveled from China in the past 30 days.

New Zealand

Travel ban on foreign nationals that have traveled from the Chinese mainland in the past 14 days.

Philippines

Travel ban on foreign nationals that have traveled from China. Mandatory quarantine for Filipino citizens returning from China; travel ban to China implemented.

Saudi Arabia

Travel ban on foreign nationals that have traveled from China; travel ban to China implemented (includes both citizens and foreigners living in the country).

Singapore

Singapore residents or long-term pass holders returning from mainland China must stay in their homes at all times for 14 days and closely monitor their own health, under stricter guidelines issued today. Visas of Chinese citizens have also been temporarily suspended.

South Korea

Travel ban on foreign nationals that have traveled from Hubei in the past 14 days.

Taiwan

Travel ban on Chinese citizens traveling from China; travel ban on foreign nationals that have traveled from China in the past 14 days.

US

Travel ban on foreign nationals traveling from China; mandatory quarantine for US citizens that have traveled from Hubei in the past 14 days.

Vietnam

Travel ban on foreign nationals that have traveled from China in the past 14 days.

Source: Business Insider and Bloomberg.

 

Companies announced travel restrictions to China and Hong Kong (Jan. 29)

o HSBC (UK)
o Standard Chartered (UK)
o Goldman Sachs (US)
o Apple (US)
o Ford (US)
o Google (US)
o Facebook (US)
o Microsoft (US)
o Fiat Chrysler (US)
o General Motors (US)
o Qualcomm (US)
o Agilent Technologies (US)
o Proskauer Rose (US)
o Samsung (Korean)
o LG Electronics (Korean)
o SK Hynix Inc (Korean)
o Hyundai (Korean)
o Naver / Line (Korean)
o Webasto (Germany)
o Nippon Steel (Japanese)
o Honda Motor (Japanese)
o Nissan Motor (Japanese)
o Huawei (Chinese)
o Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Australian)


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