Airlines Suspending Flights To China On Coronavirus Worries; What Travelers Need To Know
(HARTFORD, CT) – With the list growing of the number of airlines suspending flights to and from China on coronavirus worries, AAA Travel recommends travelers check with their airline or travel agent for the latest updates and state of affairs.
AAA Travel is actively monitoring the impact of the coronavirus on many airlines and several cruise lines have been impacted as well.
“With news and travel restrictions changing daily, AAA recommends all international travelers consult with a knowledgeable agent to understand their options for change,” advises AAA Director of Travel Suzanne Aresco. “As always, planning is key”.
This is what travelers need to know:
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the People’s Republic of China a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” (PHEIC).
The U.S. Department of State has increased its China Travel Advisory to a Level 4 (Do Not Travel). Commercial airlines are suspending or reducing routes to and from China.
In the wake of the growing concern regarding coronavirus, Delta’s last China-bound flight departing the U.S. will leave today, with the last return flight back to the U.S. departing China on Wednesday, February 5.
Due to continued worries over the coronavirus outbreak, American Airlines has suspended its operations to and from the Chinese mainland through March 27.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises travelers from China to watch their health for 14 days and seek medical care if they develop a fever, cough, or have difficulty breathing. Do not travel while you are sick.
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