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UK News Coronavirus: All the flights cancelled as a result of the pandemic

00:25  17 march  2020
00:25  17 march  2020 Source:   dailypost.co.uk

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Countries across the globe are blocking foreign travellers from arriving on their shores as the coronavirus pandemic continues to grip the world.

Flights are being cancelled to locations across Europe and further afield as a result of the outbreak.

More than 1,500 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK so far, with 124 people testing positive in Wales.

Below is the full list of cancellations and restrictions introduced so far among some of the major airlines.

These are correct at the time of publishing but could be subject to change as time goes by.

Here's the list of cancellations and restrictions so far

Air France

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Restrictions in the US mean Air France has adapted its schedule, with flights being suspended to Houston.

Flights are being maintained to and from Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York JFK, San Francisco, Miami, Boston and Washington.

The US has restricted travellers arriving from many European countries, including the UK.

In Russia, flights to and from St Petersburg have been cancelled as Russian authorities have introduced restrictions which only allow entry into their territory through Moscow.

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All flights to and from Tel Aviv in Israel have been cancelled, as well as flights to and from Amman in Jordan and Beirut in Lebanon (from March 17).

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Flights to and from Caracas in Venezuela, Lima in Peru, Panama City in Panama and Buenos Aires in Argentina have also been cancelled.

Flights to and from Morocco are also currently cancelled.

More details can be found here.

American Airlines

American Airlines are offering many of their passengers the opportunity to change flights if they are travelling to impacted areas.

More details can be found here.

British Airways

British Airways has said they have offered greater flexibility for people to change their destination, date of travel or both as the coronavirus crisis hits passengers.

They have not published a list of the cancellations, but more details for travellers can be found here.

EasyJet

EasyJet has cancelled a number of flights due to travel restrictions.

Flights to and from Morocco and Spain have been cancelled, while most flights to and from Italy have been cancelled.

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They have urged travellers to check before flying to other destinations which have issued strict new rules on who can remain in the country.

More details can be found here.

Etihad

Etihad has suspended a number of flights between Abu Dhabi and several impacted areas.

They include flights to Shanghai, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Nagoya, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Medina, Rome, Milan, Kuwait City, Istanbul, Beirut, Casablanca, Rabat, Madrid, Barcelona, Amman.

More details can be found here.

Emirates

Emirates has announced a number of flight suspensions due to coronavirus.

They include flights to Amman, Baghdad, Bankok - Hong Kong, Basra, Beirut, Bologna, Casablanca, Dammam, Fort Lauderdale, Istanbul, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Larnaca, Malta, Medina, Milan, New York - Milan, Peshawar, Porto, Riyadh, Rome, Shanghai, Sialkot, Taipei, Tehran, Venice and Warsaw.

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More details on their cancellations can be found here.

Jet2

Jet2 has announced the suspension of flights to and from Austria, Spain, Hungary, Dubrovnik in Croatia, Cyprus, France, Italy, Krakow, Malta, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Flights to Prague are cancelled, however flights from Prague remain unaffected, with the same situation for flights to Krakow.

More details of impacted flights can be found here.

Ryanair

Ryanair has reduced services to and from Italy, as well as cancelling all flights to and from Poland.

It has also severely reduced flights to and from Spain.

They have said that in April and May they could not rule out grounding their entire fleet.

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic has warned of severe restrictions for many travellers who may be using their flights.

They have urged customers to check the latest details before they travel.

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