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: