The World Health Organization has declared a global emergency, due to the spread of Novel Coronavirus outside of China. The organization continues advising the international travelers to practice usual health precautions.

On February 12, majority of Southeast Asian countries have intensified screenings and travel restrictions for mainland China, Macau and Hong Kong. As of February 12, Israel and South Korea are advising against non-essential travel to Singapore due to emerging cases of the virus. The Philippines has also expanded travel ban to foreign passengers from Taiwan as of February 12.

All the major cities in Hubei and Zhejiang Provinces in central China remain on lockdown to this day. Authorities in China have also tightened movement restrictions in Wuhan, China, as of February 11.

Following travel warnings from most countries, including the US, most airlines have suspended their services to Mainland China until further notice. And a few countries have also suspended their flight operations to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

Numerous airlines have temporarily reduced and suspended flights altogether to Mainland China and Hong Kong; such as Delta (DL), United (UA), American (AA), British Airways (BA), Lufthansa (LH), Swiss Airlines (LX), Austrian Airlines (OS), Iberia (IB) and Air Canada (AC).

We highly recommend travelers everywhere follow health and safety information from health officials and local authorities. We recommend the World Health Organization website for up-to-date information.

Airline Flex Policies:
The following airlines have posted flex policies/advisories for this event:

Aeroflot-Russian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines
Air Canada Hong Kong Airlines
Air Busan Hong Kong Express
Air Caraibes – Check airlines website Japan Airlines
Air China JetStar – Check airlines website
Air France Juneyao Air
Air India – Check airlines website Kenya Airways – Check airlines website
Air Mauritius KLM
Air New Zealand Korean Air
Alitalia – Check airlines website LOT-Polish Airlines
All Nippon Lufthansa Group
American Airlines Malaysia Airlines
Asiana Airlines Philippine Airlines
Avianca Qantas Airways
British Airways Qatar Airways
Cathay Pacific Shenzen Airlines
China Airlines Sichuan Airlines – Check airlines website
China Eastern Airlines Singapore Airlines
China Southern Airlines South African Airways
Copa Airlines – Check airlines website Swiss
Delta Thai Airways
Emirates Tianjin Airlines
Etihad Airways Turkish Airlines
Eva Air United
Fiji Airways Vietnam Airlines – Check airlines website
Garuda – Check airlines website Virgin Atlantic
Hainan Airlines Virgin Australia
Xiamen Airlines