China’s Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) recently has issued circuit breaker directives on 10 flights. Let’s check the details and plan your trip to China in advance.
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Suspension on These Flights
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has issued “circuit breaker” directives on several airlines’ flights to China as some passengers on these flights have been tested positive for coronavirus.
The involved domestic and overseas airlines include:
- Air China
- China Southern Airlines
- Himalaya Airlines
- Saudi Arabian Airlines
- LOT Polish Airlines
- Uzbekistan Airways
- Emirates Airline
- Austrian Airlines
- Kenya Airways
The list of airlines and flights that got the directives is as follows. If you’ve planned to fly to China this month and bought the tickets for the involved flights, please contact the airlines as soon as possible.
On Mar 15 and Mar 16, CAAC issued the circuit breaker directives on four flights. Himalaya Airlines’ flight H9787, LOT Polish Airlines’ flight LO93 and Uzbekistan Airways’ flight HY501 will be suspended for two weeks from March 22, while Saudi Arabian Airlines’ flight SV884 will be suspended for four weeks from March 29.
On Mar 19, CAAC issued the directives on the other six flights. Air China’s flight CA910 and flight CA438, China Southern Airlines’ flight CZ8182 as well as Austrian Airlines’ flight OS75 will be suspended from March 22. Kenya Airways’ flight KQ882 will be suspended from March 29. Emirates Airline’s flight EK362 will be suspended from April 5. The suspension period of the above-mentioned flights is two weeks.
Quarantine is still Required
It is noted that COVID-19 prevention and control measures are still effective though China has eased entry restrictions and allowed more foreigners to apply for visas and come to the country.
Since last week, China has provided facilitation for applicants who have been inoculated with China-made COVID-19 vaccines. Invitation letters are no longer required for the applicants meeting certain conditions.
However, China will continue to quarantine travelers arriving from overseas and will not exempt vaccinated people from prevention and control measures for the moment.
So if you plan to get vaccinated and come to China, don’t forget to prepare for the quarantine.
China will issue different policies on visa issuance and the number of flights and arrivals according to the level of vaccination and pandemic control situation in different countries, according to Feng Zijian, deputy director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It is expected to get updates on the policies soon.
We will keep following the updates on the latest entry policies. Stay tuned!
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SOURCE | CAAC / China Daily