It may be stating the obvious, but global travel is in decline due to both falling demand, and travel restrictions​ imposed by countries on Chinese travellers. Additionally many countries have imposed restrictions for travelers from China and with many foreign governments advising against non-essential travel to China as the outbreak persists.

Below a full list of the airlines that have announced travel restrictions to China, and a list of countries that have imposed travel bans or mandatory quarantines for travelers from China. With the quickly evolving situation, we recommend contacting the airline to confirm whether or not your upcoming flight will be affected.

In other news, Russia declared the country will close its 4,000-kilometer border with China to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Below a list of Airliners that announced to cut China flights and Companies announced travel restrictions. To put it into context, the cancellations are driven by a drop in demand, rather than a request by government agencies such as the CDC.

List of Airliners that announced to cut China flights

Mainland China

Wuhan airport and other airports in Hubei Province are currently closed for commercial operations. All flights to those cities are canceled. With the limited number of passengers traveling, many domestic flights have been canceled. Please check on airline websites to get specific information.

AirAsia

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from China.

Air Astana

All flights temporarily suspended to and from China; Hong Kong flights unaffected.

Air Canada

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until end of February; does not include Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Air France

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until further notice.​

Air India

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.

Air KBZ

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of February.

Air Madagascar

All flights temporarily suspended to and from China until the end of February.

Air Mauritius

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.

Air New Zealand

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from China until the end of March.

Air Seoul

All flights temporarily suspended to and from China.

Air Tanzania

All flights temporarily suspended to and from China.

All Nippon Airways

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from China until the end of March.

American Airlines

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong until end of April.

Asiana Airlines

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from China.

Austrian Airlines

All flights temporarily suspended to and from China until the end of February.

British Airways

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of March; Hong Kong flights unaffected.

Cambodia Airways

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from China until the end of February.

Cathay Pacific & Cathay Dragon

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of March.

Cebu Pacific Air

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of March; flights to Hong Kong temporarily suspended until the end of February.

China Airlines

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from China until the end of March.

Delta Air Lines

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of April.

Eastar Jet

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of February; less flights available to Macau.

EgyptAir

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of February.

El Al Israel Airlines

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of March; Hong Kong flights unaffected.

Emirates

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland, except for Beijing; Hong Kong flights unaffected.

Etihad

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland, except for Beijing; less flights available to Hong Kong.

EVA Air

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of April; less flights available to Hong Kong/Macau until the end of March.

Finnair

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of February; selected flights further suspended until the end of March.

Himalaya Airlines

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from China.

Iberia

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of April.

IndiGo

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland.

Iran Mahan Airlines

From February 2 to February 29, China mainland flghts will be suspended gradually.

Japan Airlines

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of March.

Jeju Air

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from China.

Jin Air

In February and March, Jeju – Xi’an suspended.

Jetstar

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.

Kenya Airways

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of March.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of March; Hong Kong flights unaffected.

Korean Air

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of March.

Lion Air

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland.

Lufthansa

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of February; Hong Kong flights unaffected.

Malindo Air

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of February.

Myanmar Airways International

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of February.

Neos

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of April.

Oman Air

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of February.

Peach Aviation

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of March.

Philippine Airlines

All flights temporarily suspended to and from China until the end of February.

Qantas

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of March; Hong Kong flights unaffected.

Qatar Airways

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland; Hong Kong flights unaffected.

Royal Air Maroc

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland.

Royal Brunei Airlines

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of February; less flights available to Hong Kong.

RwandAir

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland.

Saudia

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland.

Scandanavian Airlines

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland; Hong Kong flights unaffected.

SCAT Airlines

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland.

Scoot

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland.

Singapore Airlines

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from China until the end of February.

SkyUp Airlines

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of March.

SriLankan Airlines

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of March.

Thai Airways

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of March.

Starlux Airlines

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland.

Thai Smile Air

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of February; Hong Kong flights unaffected.

Turkmenistan Airlines

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland.

Turkish Airlines

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of February.

SWISS

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland until the end of February; Hong Kong flights unaffected.

Ukraine International Airlines

Selected flights temporarily suspended to and from China until the end of February.

United Airlines

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong until the end of March.

Ural Airlines

All flights temporarily suspended to and from China.

VietJet Air

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland; Hong Kong and Taiwan flights unaffected.

Vietnam Airlines

All flights temporarily suspended to and from China.

Virgin Atlantic

All flights temporarily suspended to and from the Chinese mainland; Hong Kong flights unaffected.

*For the most up-to-date information regarding your flight, make sure to call the airline directly as these suspensions are subject to change.

Source: Business Insider and Bloomberg.


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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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