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Overview of travel restrictions and airline information

This is an informative blog post providing updates to the latest developments caused by the spread of the novel corona virus (COVID-19), in our effort to help you stay informed.

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The novel corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic has triggered an unprecedented chain of events affecting the lives of billions of people around the globe. In their effort to stem the outbreak, governments worldwide are enforcing drastic measures, including travel restrictions and bans, which can critically affect your travel arrangements. As a consequence, airlines are forced to either cancel flights or even suspend their flight schedule entirely. 

 

Overview of flight suspensions by airlines

Below you can find a list of airlines that announced full or partial flight suspension:

  • Aegean Airlines: All international flights suspended from March 26 until April 30. Click here for more.
  • Aeroflot: Partial suspension of flights. Click here for more info.
  • Air Baltic: All flights suspended from March 17. Click here for more info.
  • Air India: All flights suspended until April 30.
  • Cathay Pacific: Majority of flights suspended. Click here for more info.
  • Emirates: All flights suspended from March 25. Click here for more info.
  • Etihad: All flights suspended from March 25, for 2 weeks. Click here for more info.
  • Eva Air: Partial suspension of flights. Please check airline’s website for more info.
  • Korean Air: Partial suspension of flights. Click here for more info.
  • LOT Polish Airlines: All flights suspended from March 29 until April 11. Click here for more info.
  • Malindo Air: All international flights suspended until March 31.
  • Philippine Airlines: All flights suspended from March 26 until April 14. Click here for more info.
  • Qatar Airways: Partial suspension of flights. Transit through Qatar is allowed. Click here for more info.
  • Rwanda Air: All flights suspended.
  • Scandinavian Airlines: Majority of flights suspended.
  • Singapore Airlines: Partial suspension of flights. Click here for more info.
  • Taag Angola Airlines: All international flights suspended until April 2.
  • Turkish Airlines: Majority of flights suspended from March 27 until April 17. Click here for more info.
  • Ukraine International Airlines: Flights suspended until April 24. 
  • Vietnam Airlines: All international flights suspended until April 30.

 

Overview of travel restrictions

Below you can find a snapshot of how travel is affected for countries with heavy air traffic:

  • Italy: Country on lockdown. Borders closed until April 13.
  • Spain: Country on lockdown. Borders closed until April 26.
  • France: Travel restrictions to non-Schengen Area countries. 
  • UK: Country on lockdown.
  • Poland: Travel ban on all incoming passenger flights to Poland. Read the initial government announcement here. Warsaw airport to remain closed until April 26.
  • Denmark: Country on lockdown as of March 14, until April 13.
  • Norway: Borders closed until April 13.
  • India: Country on lockdown. All non-essentials visas to India suspended until 15 April.
  • Israel: Suspended travel. Read more here.
  • USA: Travel ban on all travellers coming from Europe, for a period of 30 days. Seafarers are exempt, according to the US government proclamation. The ban applies to travellers from all 26 countries in the Schengen Area, including United Kingdom and Ireland, and is effective as of 23:59 EST (UTC -5) Friday 13th, 2020.
  • Qatar: Travel ban on 14 country nationals entering Doha as a final destination: India, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria and Thailand. India nationals are allowed transit through Doha, on condition that they do not leave the airport. Read more here.
  • Micronesia: Travel ban on any national coming from countries where COVID was detected within last 14 days. Read more here.
  • China: Continued travel ban. Read more here.
  • Ukraine: All commercial passenger travel to Ukraine to be suspended for 14 days, as of 00:01 a.m. (EET), March 17.
  • Latvia: All commercial passenger travel to Riga to be suspended until April 14.
  • Lithuania: Travel ban extended until April 13.
  • Egypt: All flights in and out of Egyptian airports to be suspended for 14 days, as of March 19.
  • UAE: All passenger and transit flights to be suspended for 14 days, as of 00:00 a.m. (GST), March 25.
  • Turkey: Air travel to and from Germany, Spain, France, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands has been halted. Nationals of those countries are not allowed to enter the country.
  • Hong Kong: Entry ban to all non-Hong Kong residents. Transit through Hong Kong airport is not possible as all flights are being suspended. Read more here.
  • Russia: Entry ban to non-residents from March 30.

 

Further information and advice

In these troubled times for the global air travel industry, we at C Teleport are doing our utmost to support you. We are following official announcements by authorities and airlines in our effort to help you stay informed. In any case we receive notification from an airline about changes to booked itineraries, we do our best to inform you as soon as possible and assist you with your travel arrangements.

Although our team works hard to provide updates, please be aware that the situation is evolving rapidly with new measures being announced from more countries and airlines. 

Therefore we urge you to please make sure you also check official government or travel authority sources before travelling.

You may also find useful information on the latest travel advice by IATA here and the European Commission’s Communication on the implementation of the Green Lanes here.


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