To further prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many major airlines have suspended, reduced, or cut flights to affected regions. Service is being slashed to/from high-risk areas and in markets where airlines are seeing drastic drops in demand, as well as places where government-imposed travel restrictions are in place. The following is a list of destinations that remain and/or routes that are currently being halted during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Last Updated: April 8, 2020.
Note: This story was originally published on March 11, 2020. We continue to update the information on certain major airlines as we are able. Flight schedules are changing constantly and are subject to change at any time. For the most up-to-date information on each airline, please use the links we’ve provided below. If there are no longer any commercial flights from certain countries due to travel restrictions, follow @TravelGov on Twitter for any potential repatriation charter flights for U.S. citizens stranded abroad.
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European Travel Ban to the U.S.A.
On March 11, 2020, a Presidential Proclamation was issued barring foreign nationals to enter the United States who have traveled in Europe's 26 Schengen Zone countries (Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland) in the last 14-days prior to their arrival in America. This rule took effect on midnight Friday, March 13, and will be instituted for 30-days. The United Kingdom and Ireland were added to this list on March 17, 2020.
Can U.S. Citizens Still Travel Back from or To Europe?
Yes. U.S. Citizens, legal residents, immediate family of U.S. citizens, and others identified in the proclamation, which can be viewed here, may still travel to/from Europe. However, exempt passengers traveling back from one of the listed countries after March 13, 2020, will be subjected to further screening at select airports. To read about a first-hand experience returning from a restricted region click here.
If I'm a U.S. Citizen/Resident and Return After March 13, 2020, What Happens?
U.S. passport holders returning from a European trip (after March 13) that included a visit to a Schengen Zone country (UK and Ireland after March 16, 2020) within the last 14-days will be required to enter the United States through one of these 13 CDC-approved airports for further screening prior to entry. If you're itinerary does not return to one of the listed airports, your airline should assist in rerouting the itinerary to do so.
Which U.S. Airports are CDC-Approved for Coronavirus Screenings?
- Atlanta (ATL)
- Boston (BOS)
- Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)
- Detroit (DTW)
- Newark (EWR)
- Honolulu (HNL)
- New York (JFK)
- Los Angeles (LAX)
- Miami (MIA)
- Chicago (ORD)
- Seattle (SEA)
- San Francisco (SFO)
- Washington DC (IAD)
Can Foreign Visitors Just Connect Through a Non-Schengen Airport to Avoid the Ban?
No. This proclamation is aimed toward any foreign nationals that have been in Europe's Schengen Area, the UK, or Ireland in the last 14-days before their arrival on U.S. soil. It's a matter of where you've recently been, not which country you are arriving from. Connecting via Asia, the Middle East, or any other region will not circumvent the order if you have visited a Schengen country, the UK, or Ireland in the last 14-days.
I have a European Passport Can I Still Visit the United States?
Yes. Only if you have not been in an affected Schengen area country, the UK, or Ireland over the last 14 days. For example, a French passport holder living in Canada may still travel to the United States as long as they have not been inside one of the banned countries two weeks prior to their arrival in America.
Will all Flights from the United States to Europe be Canceled?
Likely, no. This proclamation does not prohibit U.S. airlines from operating flights to/from Europe. But with already low yielding passenger loads and customers postponing or changing travel plans, many carriers will choose to cancel or reduce service. Routes affected will be listed below when they become available.
Service Disruptions in Europe
- Aegean has announced that it will suspend international operations through April 30, 2020, while continuing to maintain a limited domestic network. For updated information on specific flights, passengers may check Aegean's dedicated COVID-19 page.
- Aer Lingus will continue to operate a reduced number of flights to/from Dublin and New York (JFK), Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Toronto during this time. Passengers traveling to the USA from Ireland are subject to temporary entry restrictions. Additional service may be canceled, in which case Aer Lingus will contact passengers directly to advise what options are available. Passengers may also check their flight status here.
- Aeroflot will continue to fly from Moscow to the following destinations in Europe and the US: New York, Amsterdam, Berlin, Beijing, Dublin, London, Paris, and Tokyo. Aeroflot has temporarily suspended service to the following cities in Europe: Aktau (23 March to 23 April), Aktobe (23 March to 23 April), Almaty (23 March to 23 April), Atyrau (24 March to 23 April), Barcelona (21 March to 23 April), Belgrade (21 March to 23 April), Bukhara (16 March to 15 April), Chisinau (16 March to 31 March), Copenhagen (21 March to 23 April), Frankfurt (19 March to 23 April), Karagandy (19 March to 23 April), Kostanay (21 March to 22 April), Larnaca (23 March to 23 April), Ljubljana (18 March to 23 April), Munich (16 March to 23 April), Nur-Sultan (20 March to 23 April), Oslo (18 March to 23 April), Prague (21 March to 23 April), Riga (20 March to 15 April), Samarkand (16 March to 15 April), Shymkent (23 March to 22 April), Tallinn (19 March to 23 April), Tashkent (21 March to 15 April), Thessaloniki (16 March to 23 April), Tivat (18 March to 23 April), Vienna (20 March to 23 April), Vilnius (18 March to 30 March), Warsaw (19 March to 27 March), Zurich (19 March to 23 April). Flights continue to operate to Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Dublin, Geneva, Helsinki, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Sofia, Stockholm, and Zagreb. For additional updates, check Aeroflot’s dedicated news page here.
- Air Baltic has temporarily suspended all international flights through April 14. Additionally, due to staff reductions, customer service is currently limited. Only those with reservations in the next few days are asked to call in an effort to keep telephone lines open (tel. +371 6720 7726). For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
- Flights are canceled through April 30, 2020, to many destinations around the world. For the most up-to-date info on flight schedules and changes to reservations, go here.
- Air Malta has suspended all commercial flights until further notice. For the most up-to-date info, go here.
- Air France has reduced its flight capacity by 90% for the next two months. As of March 31, all flights to/from Paris-Orly airport will transfer to Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Visit the Air France dedicated COVID-19 page for info on rebookings, refunds, and cancellations.
- Air Serbia has been forced to cancel and reschedule many of its flights. They've launched a dedicated website through which passengers can find out about the current status of their flights.
- The development of the coronavirus both in Italy and abroad and the consequent measures to restrict movement imposed by national and international authorities have inevitably led to various changes to the travel plans of thousands of customers. All passengers in possession of an Alitalia (055) ticket whose flight has been canceled can request to change your booking for another trip taking place by 31 December, can request a voucher of equal value to the ticket purchased, valid for one year, to fly to any destination serviced by Alitalia, or ask for a refund of the price of the ticket or of the remaining value of the part of the trip which has not yet been completed. All must occur before May 31. More info here.
- Austrian Airlines has suspended its regular flight operations through May 3, 2020. You can find additional information on Austrian's dedicated COVID-19 information page.
- All flights are suspended until April 30, 2020. For the most up-to-date info on flight schedules, refunds, and changes, go here.
- British Airways does not currently specify which flights have been suspended or canceled, but all operations from London-Gatwick have been suspended effective April 1, 2020. Passengers may check the flight status page for updates. More info on what to do if your flight has been canceled here.
- All Brussels Airlines flights are suspended and will not restart before May 15, 2020. Customers have until August 31, 2020, to rebook tickets and travel can be postponed until April 30, 2021. More info available here.
- Condor has severely reduced its flight schedule due to travel bans. Through April 30, 2020, Condor will fly 1-2 flights per week from Frankfurt to/from Palma de Mallorca, Jerez de la Frontera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, and Seattle. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
- Croatia Airlines will only operate four essential routes, Zagreb to Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, and London-Heathrow. More information on current timetables can be found here here.
- Czech Airlines is temporarily suspending flights to/from Prague through April 11, 2020. For the most up-to-date info on flight schedules, refunds, and rebooking options, go here.
- EasyJet has temporarily suspended all flights until further notice. For the most up-to-date info, including any rescue flights, check for travel updates here.
- Eurowings and its parent company Lufthansa Group have canceled some 23,000 flights in total. Travelers can check the status of their trip here. Eurowings has also set up a dedicated Coronavirus page with info on rebooking and cancellation policies.
- Finnair is gradually canceling flights through June 30, 2020. Finnair only plans to operate select domestic flights within Finland along with service from its hub in Helsinki to Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris, Stockholm, and Zurich. Tokyo flights are planned to resume on May 3, 2020. It also plans to fly to Copenhagen, Moscow, Oslo, Riga, St. Petersburg, and Tallinn once travel restrictions are lifted. All other flights will be canceled. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates on Finnair here.
- All flights are suspended through March 31, 2020, for this Chisinau, Moldova-based airline. Passengers can change tickets for the same destination free of charge until December 31, 2020, receive a voucher equal to the price of the ticket, plus 20% from the initial value, or request a refund according to the tariff rules. For the most up-to-date info, check for updates here.
- French Bee has suspended all flights in its route network through May 3, 2020. For the most up-to-date info, check for updates here.
- Iberia isn’t listing any widespread cancelations on its website as of this writing. Still, it's best to check your flight status before your travel date, as the situation is continuously changing. Check for updates here.
- Icelandair will only display flights departing within the next 48 hours, many flights have been canceled but the operator is still flying from select cities in North America and Europe. Due to constantly evolving travel restrictions, flight change fee waivers are in place. For travel to/from France, Canada, USA, Mainland China, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Germany, check out specific restrictions and get the most up-to-date info here.
- UK-based budget carrier Jet2 has reduced its flight schedule in several markets. For more information, check the Coronavirus update page on its website.
- At the time of writing, KLM only specifically listed a modified schedule between Amsterdam and Seoul, but due to travel restrictions around the world, many other flights are also affected. It's best to check your flight status often, and for the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
- All scheduled flights are suspended through April 30, 2020. As of now, one daily flight between Paris and Newark will resume on May 1, 2020. The launch of a new seasonal route between Newark and Nice is pushed back to June 1, 2020. For more info, check for updates here.
LOT Polish Airlines
- The Polish government has suspended international air traffic, and all LOT Polish Airlines flights have been suspended from both Poland and Hungary through April 11, 2020. Passengers can rebook, cancel, or refund affected tickets without fees. For more info, check the dedicated Cornavirus travel information page on LOT’s website.
- Lufthansa Group Airlines will continue to operate a special repatriation flight schedule within Europe and to/from the Americas, Asia, and Africa. You can find the complete schedule of flights still in operation here. For the most up-to-date info on cancelations and flexible rebooking options, go to Lufthansa’s current flight information page.
- Luxair has suspended its flight operations through April 19, 2020, and LuxairTours holidays activities are scheduled to resume May 1, 2020, as of the time of writing. For the latest info, check for travel updates here.
- Unfortunately, this epidemic could be the end of this popular low-cost airline flying across the Atlantic. Norwegian plans to cancel 85% of its flights and temporarily layoff over 7,000 employees. A limited flight schedule will remain in place until further notice. For additional info and travel updates, check here.
- Following in line with measures set by the Turkish Government, all international flights have been canceled until further notice. All domestic flights will be suspended through April 30, 2020, and all operations at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport have been halted. For more information please visit the Pegasus announcement page here.
- Ryanair is providing repatriation and rescue flights for many European nations. Due to several flight bans and other travel restrictions, over 90% of Ryanair's fleet will be grounded for the coming weeks. Ryanair is operating weekly flights on select routes to/from Ireland and to/from the U.K. For additional information, check updates here.
- S7 Airlines has canceled flights to Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Greece, and Croatia until May 31; to China until April 23; to South Korea until April 27; to Uzbekistan until April 30; and to Turkmenistan until March 31. Additionally, foreign citizens who have visited China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, and Japan in the last 20 days are prohibited from traveling from Russia to Kyrgyzstan. For the most up-to-date information, check here.
- SAS Airlines has grounded most of its international fleet until further notice, limited service with Scandanavia is still operational. If you’re a SAS ticket holder, find your flight among the canceled flights listed here.
Swiss International Airlines
- The only long-haul service operated by Swiss will be flights between Zurich and Newark. It will continue to fly between Zurich and 8 European cities: London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, and Stockholm. Flights from Geneva to/from London, Athens, Lisbon, and Porto will also continue. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
TAP Air Portugal
- TAP Air Portugal is only flying a specific domestic schedule to/from Lisbon through May 4, 2020. All international routes have been suspending during that time frame. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- All flights are canceled until May 6, 2020. Flights scheduled after May 6 are subject to change and may be canceled depending on the recommendations of the World Health Organization. Transavia Airlines ticket holders may alter their itinerary if the initial flight was for travel before May 6. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- TUI Airways will not be operating flights between March 17 and April 16. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- All international flights are suspended temporarily. Domestic flights to Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Diyarbakir, Erzurum, Gaziantep, Istanbul, Izmir, Kayseri, Konya, Malatya, Samsun, Trabzon, and Van will continue with reductions in frequency. Additionally, Turkish Airlines’ free accommodations stopover program has been temporarily suspended until further notice. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Ukraine International has suspended all international flights through April 24, 2020. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Virgin Atlantic is drastically reducing its operations to just three destinations. The carrier will continue to fly daily from London (LHR) to New York (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX), and limited weekly service to Hong Kong. For the most up-to-date information about Virgin Atlantic's current service, check for updates here.
- Volotea has been forced to cancel many flights. It keeps a running tally of the next 3-days of flight cancellations. Of which, all are currently canceled, but you can still check here to confirm.
- Vueling Airlines isn’t currently listing which flights have been canceled on its website. It’s best to check the flight status often to see if your travel is impacted. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
- Wizz Air isn’t currently listing any specific flight cancelations on its website but has suspended flights to countries like Italy, Poland, and Latvia that have imposed travel bans. It’s best to check the flight status often as things are continually changing and view Wizz Air's Coronavirus information page for the latest updates.
Service Disruptions in Asia, the Pacific, Oceania
- Air Asia's flight schedule has been impacted due to several travel restrictions in the region. Check your flight status and the Air Asia COVID-19 resource page for more information on flight changes.
- Flights between China and the United States have been canceled through April 30, 2020, along with most flights to/from other affected regions. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
- Due to strict travel restrictions in India, many Air India flights have been affected. Check Air India's COVID-19 resources page for more information on refund and date change waivers.
Air New Zealand
- New Zealand has closed its border to almost all travelers who are not citizens of New Zealand. Air New Zealand is still operating a very limited schedule to bring Kiwis home and is working to add more domestic flights. Flights between Auckland and Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Buenos Aires, Vancouver, Tokyo, Honolulu, Denpasar, and Taipei, and service between Los Angeles and London be suspended from March 30 - June 30, 2020. Air New Zealand plans to continue flights between select cities in New Zealand (domestically for essential services workers only), Australia, and the Pacific Islands on a reduced schedule. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
Air Tahiti Nui
- All flights are temporarily suspended through April 30, 2020. The schedule from May 1, onwards is subject to change and passengers must reconfirm their reservation at least 72 hours prior to departure, if not earlier. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
- ANA has suspended or reduced service on several routes throughout the world. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here. Japan has banned entry to nationals from over 70 countries, in efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, the United States is included in that list.
- Asiana has suspended or reduced service on several routes throughout the world. For the most up-to-date info on flight disruptions, go here.
- All international flights have been suspended until further notice. Domestic flights are suspended through April 30, 2020, within Thailand, go here for more info on travel suspension schedules.
- Cathay Pacific is asking passengers to check the flight status for updates on flight schedules. It also provides plenty of information on travel restrictions and how to change or cancel tickets on its COVID-19 information center page.
- All flights are canceled through April 14, 2020. Change fees and fare differences are waived for passengers wishing to rebook any canceled flights or you can apply for a refund. Voluntary cancellations for travel between April 15-30, 2020, can be made with only the change fee waived. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
- Many flights have been affected and China Airlines asks you to keep checking here for an updated list of canceled or delayed flights. For more info on flight schedules, refunds, and making changes, check the China Airlines COVID-19 resources page.
- China Eastern has canceled several flights between China, Europe, America, and Australia through April or early May. For the most up-to-date list and information regarding refunds or flight changes, go here.
China Southern Airlines
- China Southern Airlines isn't listing specific cancellations on its website, but due to several travel restrictions around the world, it is likely your flight could be affected. Check the flight status often and view this page for more guidelines.
- Customers are asked to check the flight status for the latest updates. Eva Air will be operating a limited schedule through April and the most up-to-date information can be found here.
- All international flights are canceled until further notice. Fiji Link’s domestic services (Nadi to/from Suva canceled until further notice) and a few special repatriation flights may be available, for more information and updates click here.
- All flights to/from China have been temporarily delayed until a later date. This includes flights from Denpasar to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Xi’an, and Zhengzhou. And flights from Jakarta to Guangzhou and Shanghai. Garuda Indonesia is also asking passengers to check flight schedules regularly as there are likely to be other changes and adjustments to flight frequencies. For the most up-to-date info, check for updates here.
- Several flights between North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan, and China have been temporarily suspended. Weekly flights will be available between Beijing and Brussels through April 21, and between Beijing and Toronto through May 2, 2020. For the most up-to-date info, check for updates here.
- The budget carrier based in Hong Kong has canceled several flights and adjusted schedules across its network. Change fee waivers and rebooking options vary by destination. For more details, check out the dedicated COVID-19 information page here.
Hong Kong Airlines
- Temporary service suspensions are in place between Hong Kong and Chengdu/Chongqing (through April 28), Guiyang (April 30), Sanya (March 31), Hangzhou/Nanjing (March 31), Hanoi (March 31), Male (April 25), Okayama (April 30), Yonago (April 30), Kagoshima (April 28), Sapporo/Okinawa (March 31), Seoul (April 29), and Denpasar (March 31). Frequency adjustments have also been made in other markets. For more details and up-to-date info, check here.
- On its website, IndiGo Airlines simply states that, as a result of COVID-19, “international flight operations are impacted”. If your flight is canceled, you will receive a full refund. For more details, visit IndiGo's COVID-19 page.
- Several flights on Japan Airlines have been suspended or there has been a reduction in flight schedules. For a complete look at cancelations and flight waiver policies, check out the dedicated Japan Airlines COVID-19 page. Japan has banned entry to nationals from over 70 countries, in efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, the United States is included in that list.
- Jeju Air is asking passengers to kindly check regulations for the destination and local government policies before traveling. It lists restrictions by country on its dedicated page for information regarding the coronavirus entry restrictions.
- Jetstar has subsidiaries in Australia/New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. Jetstar Asia has announced it will suspend all international flights through May 31, 2020. A reduced domestic schedule will operate within Australia. Parent company Qantas has announced that Qantas and Jetstar Australia will cut international capacity by 90% and domestic capacity by 60%. For the most up-to-date info on flight cancelations and change fee waivers, check for updates here.
- Jin Air is operating an irregular schedule on several of its routes to/from South Korea. For the most up-to-date info on flight schedules and change fee waivers, check for updates here.
- As Korea is one of the hardest-hit countries, Korean Air flights have been some of the most affected. Flights are suspended or frequency has been reduced for many routes between Seoul and North America, Europe, Middle East, CIS, South and Southeast Asia, Oceania, Northeast Asia, and domestic flights within Korea. For a complete look at cancelations and waiver policies, check the Korean Air COVID-19 page.
- Indonesian based Lion Air has several subsidiaries in Southeast Asia including Thai Lion Air and Malindo Air among others. Thai Lion Air has suspended both domestic and international flights through April 30, 2020. Flights can be rebooked for travel through September 30, 2020, with change fees and fare difference waived. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updated here.
- Flights are suspended in several infected areas. Malaysia will operate a minimum service across its network through June 2020. For a list of flights currently available and the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
- Budget Thai carrier Nok Air is not listing any information on widespread flight cancellations on its website, but as it flies within the Asia-Pacific region, it is best to check your flight status before traveling and stay up-to-date with any country-specific travel restrictions
- Japanese budget carrier Peach has suspended several routes throughout Japan, Thailand, China, and Taiwan. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Philippine Airlines has suspended all flights through April 30, 2020. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Qantas Airways has temporarily suspended flights between Australia and mainland China until mid-July. All other travel, whether international or domestic, through July 31, is cancelable if processed by April 30, 2020. For the most up-to-date information, check for travel updates here.
- Australian budget airline Regional Express is permitting ticket holders with flights through June 30 the option to change their flights to airfare credit and for redemption by the date of the original ticket issue. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
Royal Brunei Airlines
- Royal Brunei Airlines is operating a significantly reduced flight schedule through April 30, 2020. The temporary schedule will directly connect Brunei to Singapore, Melbourne, Hong Kong, and Manila only. For more up-to-date information, check for travel updates here.
- Scoot Airlines has temporarily suspended most of its flight network fo travel through April or May. For the most up-to-date information, check for travel updates here.
- Singapore Airlines is operating a limited schedule through April 2020. For current flight schedules by region, visit this page. Singapore is restricting travel to the country for certain nationalities and/or if you've recently been in certain regions around the world. For more info on travel restrictions, go here. And read Singapore Airlines' COVID-19 Travel Information page for the most up-to-date info.
- Spice Jet has canceled all incoming flights from foreign nationals until April 15. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- SriLankan Airlines has temporarily suspended all flights through April 21, 2020. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Thai Airways is not operating flights between Bangkok or Phuket to Hong Kong or mainland China through April 30; nor between Bangkok or Chiang Mai and Taipei, Kaohsiung, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Haneda, Narita, Osaka, Sapporo, Sendai, Seoul, Busan, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, or Hanoi; nor between Bangkok and Rome, Milan, Frankfurt, or Paris. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Tigerair Australia flights are temporarily suspended until further notice. Passengers who had an existing reservation are eligible for Tigerair flight credit and the airline is in the process of transferring credits to a Virgin Australia travel bank. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Uzbekistan Airways has canceled all international flights until an undetermined time. Rebookings will be processed after April 5. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Vietnam Airlines has temporarily suspended all international flights until an estimated date of April 30, 2020. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Virgin Australia is adhering to its nation’s travel restrictions and has suspended most international service and will further cut domestic travel until June 14. Travel to New Zealand is operating through March 22, but will then be reduced. The Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands are prohibiting all travel. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Xiamen Airlines is adhering to Chinese government regulations and travelers who have visited the following nations within the last 14 days could be quarantined: Japan, South Korea, Italy, Iran, Singapore, France, Germany, the United States, Spain, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
Middle East: Suspended and Reduced Service
- Per order of the UAE Government, Air Arabia is suspending all commercial flights starting after March 25, 2020, for a two week period, halting all inbound, outbound, and transit passengers flights from the UAE. Customers can find updates on Air Arabia's COVID-19 update page.
- Following an assessment of the current coronavirus situation, EL AL has decided to temporarily suspend all flights to/from Israel through May 2, 2020. For more information on schedule changes and rescue flights view El Al's coronavirus update page.
- Per order of the UAE Government, Emirates will suspend all passenger flights starting after March 25, 2020, for a two week period (April 9, 2020), halting all inbound, outbound, and transit passengers flights from the UAE. Passengers can find updates at Emirates dedicated COVID-19 info page.
- Per order of the UAE Government, Etihad will suspend all passenger flights starting after March 25, 2020, for a two week period (April 9, 2020), halting all inbound, outbound, and transit passengers flights from the UAE. Passengers can find updates at Etihad’s dedicated COVID-19 info page.
- Per order of the UAE Government, flydubai is suspending all commercial flights starting after March 25, 2020, for a two week period, halting all inbound, outbound, and transit passengers flights from the UAE. Customers can find updates at the flydubai dedicated COVID-19 info page.
- Gulf Air, based in Bahrain, is asking passengers to visit www.gulfair.com/flightstatus to check for any cancelations before traveling as the situation is rapidly changing. At the time of writing, several flights to/from Bahrain have been temporarily suspended for travel through March 31, 2020. Flights will continue to operate between Bahrain and Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Muscat, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Cairo, Mumbai, Delhi, Cochin, Karachi, and Manila. For the most up-to-date info, check for updates here.
- Oman has temporarily suspended all flight operations other than domestic service to Khasab until further notice. Due to new restrictions on travel, Oman Air is advising to monitor official websites for the latest developments. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
Pakistan International Airlines
- Pakistan International Airlines has suspended its flights to Beijing and Tokyo until March 31; to Denmark effective immediately and until further notice; between Pakistan, Milan, and to Doha until further notice; from Pakistan to Kuwait and to Saudia Arabia for two weeks effective March 15. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Qatar Airways passengers with flights booked through June 30 may change their flights free of charge up to three days before departure. Only Qatari passport holders are permitted to enter Qatar. Flights to/from Jordan are canceled as of March 17 and until further notice. Flights to/from Kuwait are suspended until further notice. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Royal Jordanian has suspended all flights through April 13, 2020. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Saudia Airlines has suspended all international and domestic flights until further notice. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
Service Disruptions in the Caribbean & Latin America
- On March 13, 2020, the shutdown of regular operations was mandated by the Argentine Government. All passenger flights on Aerolineas Argentinas have been suspended until further notice with the exception of special repatriation flights returning Argentine citizens back to the country. More information can be read on Aerolineas Argentina's website.
- Air Caraïbes will temporarily suspend operations from 28 March through April 30, 2020. More information can be found at the Air Caraibes dedicated COVID-19 information page.
- Due to government regulations, Avianca has been forced to cancel flights in certain international markets. It is not currently listing these service suspensions so it's best to check your flight status and go here for more information on immigration restrictions and flight change fee waivers.
- Azul Airlines canceled all of its international flights out of its main hub in the state of Sao Paulo. It also stated it would cut 50% of its capacity. Azul is lacking a page dedicated to COVID-19 cancellations on its website, but you can find out more info here.
- Caribbean Airlines isn't listing specific routes canceled due to the coronavirus, but due to several government-imposed restrictions, your flight may be affected. The Trinidad & Tobago border is closed and all flights to/from will be canceled. For more info on restrictions, flight changes, and to check your flight status, go here.
- All international flights have been suspended for 3 weeks as of March 22, 2020. Domestic flights may still be available. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
- Due to the banning of all international flights by the Government of Panama, Copa Airlines has temporarily shut down all of its operations, as the airline has been forced to cancel all flights through April 21, 2020. To stay informed about Copa Airlines and the current situation, visit this page.
- GOL, which is based in Brazil, is continuing its operations at the time of writing, but there are waivers in place for flights scheduled through May 14, 2020. No change or cancel fees will apply, but a refund fee may apply if you are requesting a refund. For the most up-to-date info, check for updates here.
- Flights between Sao Paulo and Milan have been suspended through April 16, 2020. At the time of writing, no other specific flights are listed as suspended, but LATAM has announced it will reduce international flights 90% and domestic flights by 40% due to several border closures. As this is a rapidly changing situation, stay up-to-date by viewing the LATAM COVID-19 page.
- Most, if not all, international flights are canceled until further notice. Domestic travel within Chile is limited due to quarantine areas and travel may only be allowed for critical tasks. For more info, open this page (Spanish) using Google Chrome, right-click on the page, and translate to English.
- Viva Air Group has suspended all flights through April 12, 2020. This could be extended due to the ever-changing situation. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
Service Disruptions in North America
Nearly all U.S.-based airlines have trimmed or cut service on select routes due to the stark drop in demand surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) circumstances. While many of these have capacity-cuts have come in the form of reduced frequencies, there have been several underperforming routes that have been suspended altogether.
Flyers with domestic (or international) travel scheduled in the upcoming months should familiarize themselves with all the COVID-19 flight waivers and refund policies by airline, or continue to monitor your inbox for updates from your ticketed airline about any future flight changes. If your flight is canceled or changed by the airline due to scheduling conflicts, you should be entitled to a full refund of your ticket price. If that instance occurs, make sure to ask for the payment to be returned to the card used to purchase the itinerary, not in the form of a flight credit to be used on future travel, which will likely have fine print restrictions.
Customers wishing to cancel or change trips that have already been ticketed, the good news is most airlines have extended travel waivers to existing reservations, and each major U.S. carrier’s program is easily viewed here.
- AeroMexico has shifted its schedule to follow current government-imposed restrictions and traveler demand. Flights to/from Canda are suspended through April 30, 2020. For the rest of April, flights will operate on a reduced weekly schedule between Mexico City (MEX) and New York, Los Angles, and Chicago, and between Guadalajara (GDL) and Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Fresno, and Sacramento. All other flights between the U.S. and Mexico are suspended through April or May. Limited flights may be available in other select international markets and service within Mexico has also been modified. For a complete look at current schedules, flight suspensions, and the most up-to-date info, check out AeroMexico's COVID-19 page.
- Alaska Airlines announced that it plans on reducing its operations by 70% through May due to coronavirus concerns. Specific domestic routes have not been listed but there will be lower daily frequencies and some routes temporarily suspended. Certain nonstop routes have been consolidated to 1-stop itineraries around the country. For example, flights between Columbus and Seattle stop in Minneapolis, and flights between Seattle and Houston stop in Dallas. If you have an upcoming flight on Alaska Airlines, it would best to monitor your flight status. Flights to select destinations like Hawaii, Montana, Texas, and Alaska may require a 14-day quarantine. Flights to Canada are only available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, and due to government-imposed restrictions, flights to Costa Rica are suspended through May 4, 2020. More information about Alaska's travel advisories can be viewed here.
- Air Canada has pared-down operations considerably through May 31. 2020. Temporary flight suspensions have been put in place domestically and internationally to the U.S.A., Europe, Asia, South America, etc. Since the cuts are numerous, it's easiest to view the full list of suspensions here. For flights to Canada, only the following travelers are permitted to board: Canadians and Canadian Permanent Residents, Foreign nationals that are continuing onto a third country (for example, a traveler from EUROPE via Canada and to the U.S.) are permitted to board but must meet the requirements of the third country. U.S. nationals departing the U.S. only and arriving in Canada will be allowed to board.
- Air Transat has suspended flights through April 30, 2020. For more information about AirTransat's COVID-19 operations visit here.
- American Airlines maintains just 3 long-haul routes for the rest of April. Dallas to/from Tokyo and London, and Miami to/from London. For all other long-haul routes, service may resume later this year or it may be suspended indefinitely. American will reduce its international flights by 75%, and domestic service by 60-80% for the months of April and May, and has announced it will suspend more than 60% of international capacity for the peak summer travel season. For more info on when and if long-haul flights will resume, view this announcement. American will continue short-haul international flying, which includes flights to Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and certain markets in the northern part of South America, where it is still allowed to fly. Flights to/from the New York City area have been drastically reduced for April. More info at news.aa.com.
Delta Air Lines
- Delta is significantly reducing domestic seat capacity in line with reduced customer demand. Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Salt Lake City flights to Honolulu are suspended, along with Seattle to Kona and Kauaʻi. Delta is planning a 70% reduction in flights with its international operations receiving the biggest cuts in service. Flights to Central and South America are currently suspended. Long-haul flights for the month of April are limited to just 5 routes. For Transatlantic service, Delta will operate one flight daily from Atlanta to Amsterdam, and less than daily service from Detroit to Amsterdam. For Transpacific service, Delta will continue to fly from Detroit to Seoul-Incheon (up to five times per week), Seattle to Tokyo-Haneda (up to seven times per week), and Seattle to Seoul-Incheon (up to five times per week). To the Caribbean, Delta will operate flights from Atlanta to San Juan (daily operation), New York-JFK to San Juan (daily operation), and New York-JFK to Santo Domingo (daily operation). For Mexico, Delta will operate flights from Atlanta to Cancun (less than daily operation), Atlanta to Mexico City (daily operation), and Salt Lake City to Mexico City (less than daily operation). For service to Canada, Delta will fly from Atlanta to Toronto (one daily flight), Detroit to Montreal (on daily flight effective April 15), Detroit to Ottawa (five times weekly effective April 15), Detroit to Toronto (two daily flights), Minneapolis to Edmonton (four times per week), Minneapolis to Saskatoon (four times per week), New York-JFK to Toronto (one daily flight), and Seattle to Vancouver (two daily flights). For the most up-to-date info on international flights available, see where Delta is flying outside the U.S. and check the list of flight suspensions here. Outside of Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, domestic flights within the U.S. are not specifically mentioned, but flights to/from the New York City area are drastically reduced for the month of April. If your flight has been canceled or changed in any way, refer to Delta's dedicated COVID-19 information page to request a refund or ticket change.
- Flight schedules have been adjusted for travel through June 15, 2020. Routes that are currently operating are flying twice per week and you can view current flight schedules here. Check your flight status often and stay up-to-date on flight changes and policies on the Flair Airlines COVID-19 page.
- Frontier does not mention any widespread flight cancelations on its website at the time of writing. However, several new and seasonal routes scheduled to begin service in April have been pushed back until June and all flights to/from the New York area have been drastically reduced in April. Check your flight status often for updates. Frontier has a change/cancel fee waiver policy in effect if you are scheduled to travel through April 30, 2020. For more info, check out our COVID-19 flight waiver page.
- The state of Hawaii has ordered a 14-day self-quarantine for all passengers arriving in Hawaii. Due to that policy, Hawaiian Airlines is only flying 2 routes between the Continental U.S. and Hawaii; one daily flight between Honolulu (HNL) and Los Angeles (LAX), and one daily flight between Honolulu (HNL) and San Francisco (SFO). Neighbor island flights within Hawaii are reduced and 'Ohana by Hawaiian service between Honolulu and Kapalua in West Maui are suspended. International service is temporarily suspended with varied service resumption dates that are subject to change. For more info on flight change waivers, check our COVID-19 flight waiver page, and for more updates on flight cancelations, stay up to date here.
- Interjet has reduced its flight schedule to just a few routes between major cities in Mexico for the month of April. All flights are to/from Mexico City. It will fly between Mexico City and Cancun (4x daily), Guadalajara (3x daily), Monterrey (3x daily), Tijuana (2x per week), and Merida (2x per week). Flight change waivers are in place and policies may vary depending on the route. For the most up-to-date info, check for updates here.
- JetBlue plans at least a 55% reduction in capacity through May. From April 15 to June 10, JetBlue is consolidating service in certain metro areas. In the Boston metro area, Boston Airport (BOS) will retain service and service will be suspended from Providence (PVD). New York City area flights will be consolidated to New York-JFK and Newark (EWR), with flights temporarily suspended at Laguardia (LGA), Westchester County (HPN), and Newburgh (SWF). San Francisco Bay area flights will continue at SFO, with flights to/from San Jose (SJC) suspended. DC metro area flights will operate out of DCA and flights to/from Baltimore (BWI) will be suspended. Flights to Puerto Rico are only available to San Juan (SJU), with Ponce (PSE) and Aguadilla (BQN) service suspended. Due to entrance restrictions put forth by foreign governments, until further notice, JetBlue has suspended all flights to/from: Colombia, Aruba, Ecuador, Peru, Haiti, Bermuda, Trinidad and Tobago, and St. Lucia. Certain destinations may have special restrictions for entry. It’s best to check the flight status often as things are changing rapidly. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel alerts and view our COVID-19 flight waiver page for more info on changing your flight.
- Porter Airlines has suspended all flights until June 1, 2020. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
- All flights have been canceled and the regional airline has filed for Chapter 11 protection. Alaska Airlines has added new service in certain markets where RavnAir used to have the only service available and has committed to continue serving as many remote areas of Alaska as possible. Customers who were booked with RavnAir Alaska can find more info here.
- All flights to/from Destin/Ft. Walton Beach (VPS) have been suspended. Travelers arriving in Key West (EYW) must quarantine for 14 days. Due to government regulations, all flights to/from the Bahamas and several other Caribbean nations have been suspended through various dates in April. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
- Southwest has suspended its entire international network. Routes to each country have varied dates for resumption of service that are all subject to change. Domestic schedules have been reduced up to 50% through June, but the airline will continue flying to all of its domestic destinations. Certain destinations are restricting travelers. For the most up-to-date information on specific restrictions and when international service will resume, check for travel updates here.
- In response to the CDC travel advisory, Spirit is temporarily suspending all flights to/from New York (LGA), Newark (EWR), Hartford (BDL), Niagara Falls (IAG), and Plattsburgh (PBG). In Puerto Rico, Spirit Airlines is temporarily suspending service to Aguadilla and rerouting flights into and out of San Juan. Due to government-imposed restrictions, Spirit has temporarily suspended service in several international markets. Although domestic flight suspensions are not listed on Spirit's website, Routes Online is reporting that Spirit will only operate 28 routes through May 2, 2020. Chicago to/from Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Houston, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles; Dallas to/from Detroit, Los Angeles, Orlando, and Phoenix; Detroit to/from Atlanta, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, and Tampa; Ft. Lauderdale to/from Boston, Houston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and San Juan; Las Vegas to/from Houston, San Diego, and Seattle; and Orlando to/from Atlantic City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and San Juan. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Sun Country has halted service to Aruba, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and Belize due to travel restrictions imposed by those nations. Flights to/from San Juan will be suspended effective April 18, 2020. As borders are subject to close at any time, Sun Country can not guarantee it will continue flying to any international destinations where it is currently flying. No specific domestic routes are listed as suspended, but it is best to keep checking your flight status as schedules are always subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Swoop has suspended all international flights. As travel has not been restricted within Canada, the airline intends to continue domestic service, albeit at a reduced capacity. For more information about Swoop's response to coronavirus, view info here.
- United Airlines is drastically drawing down its long-haul international operations. The only international service the carrier will offer through May will be Newark (EWR) to Frankfurt, London, and Tel Aviv, Houston (IAH) to Sao Paulo, and San Francisco (SFO) to Tokyo-Narita and Sydney. All flights to Canada are temporarily suspended and only a small number of daytime flights remain to/from Mexico. In destinations where government actions have barred United flying, they are actively looking for ways to bring passengers impacted by travel restrictions back to America. Domestic flights have been reduced nationwide. All service between Hawaii and the mainland have been suspended, except one daily flight between SFO and Honolulu. New York area flights have been cut by nearly 90% in the coming weeks of April. For a better look at route suspensions and remaining service, check for the latest updates here.
- VivaAerobus states that most of its flights are operating as scheduled. It’s best to check the flight status often as things are changing rapidly. There is a free flight change waiver in place if you have a flight booked for travel through April 30, 2020. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
- Volaris announced it will be reducing its operations by approximately 80% through April due to the Declaration of Emergency and health security measures announced by the General Health Council (GHC). All routes to/from Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Guatemala are suspended due to the Central American nations’ airport closings. Flights between the U.S. and Mexico are drastically reduced and flights within Mexico also have a modified schedule. For a list of active and suspended routes and the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
- WestJet is canceling all international flights as of March 22, for a 30-day period, domestic flights are largely reduced. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
Service Disruptions in Africa
- Egyptair will suspend flights through April 15, 2020, due to a resolution passed by the government restricting flight to/from all Egyptian airports. More information about Egyptair's suspension and refund policy may be viewed here.
- Ethiopian is operating in accordance with government restrictions and has suspended flights to numerous countries until further notice. See Ethiopian’s dedicated COVID-19 updates and advisory page for more information.
- Kenya Airways is suspending all international service starting on March 26, 2020, until further notice. Limited domestic city-pair will remain operational. For complete and up-to-date info on flight schedules and change fee waivers, go to the COVID-19 page on Kenya Airways’ website.
Royal Air Maroc
- Royal Air Maroc has suspended all international flights until further notice. Ticket holders with travel through May 31 may change flights once without incurring a ticket-change fee if doing so by May 31, 2020. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here and here.
- RwandAir has suspended all flights for 30 days, initiated on March 20, 2020. Flights are temporarily slated to resume on April 20, 2020. Further details about RwandAir's service suspension click here.
South African Airways
- South African Airways has temporarily halted all international and domestic service through May 31, 2020. For additional news about South African Airways response to COVID-19 check here.
- Tunisair has reduced seat capacity until April 4 to the following: limited to thrice-weekly flights to France, once weekly to Germany and the U.K., once every 15 days to Spain and Egypt. Flights to Italy are canceled. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
This is not a complete list of airline cancellations around the world. Most airlines throughout the world have flights that are affected due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is best to check each airline's website for the most up-to-date information.
Those who are traveling in the near future can monitor the spread of COVID-19 in real-time using this map provided by the World Health Organization.
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