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 24, 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. Limited weekly flights will be operated between Athens and Brussels. For updated information on specific flights, passengers may check for updates here.
- Aer Lingus will continue to operate a reduced number of flights to/from Dublin and New York (JFK), Boston, and Chicago. 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 has been flying a limited flight schedule that includes domestic flights and some international repatriation flights. There aren't many details on Aeroflot's site about May schedules, but it appears tickets for international flights to the U.S. and several other major international cities are not being sold for travel before August 2020. For additional updates, check Aeroflot’s dedicated news page here.
- Air Baltic has temporarily suspended all international flights through May 12, 2020. 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.
- Nearly all international and domestic flights are suspended through May 31, 2020, but its website states that flights between Palma and Madrid are still flying. 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% until the end of May. In North America, it is operating a limited flight schedule between Paris and New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, and Mexico City. As of March 31, all flights to/from Paris-Orly airport will transfer to Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Be advised that upon arrival in metropolitan France or its overseas departments, you must be able to present a certificate of exceptional travel to the authorities at border control. This also applies if you have a flight connection in France. Visit the website of the French Interior Ministry to download the certificate. Visit the Air France dedicated COVID-19 page for info on rebookings, refunds, and cancellations.
- Air Serbia has been forced to cancel all scheduled passenger flights through the end of April, but it might be extended. 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 17, 2020. You can find additional information on Austrian's dedicated COVID-19 information page.
- All flights are suspended until May 6, 2020. Flights to/from Toronto, Boston, Praia, and Frankfurt are suspended until June 6, 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. Routes Online reports a limited long-haul operation for the month of May, which includes at least one daily flight between London (LHR) and 6 North American cities (Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, and Washington D.C.-Dulles). Other long-haul routes are scheduled to start to a few major hubs around the world. 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 May 15, 2020, Condor will fly 1-2 flights per week from Frankfurt to/from Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife, and Gran Canaria. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
- Croatia Airlines is only releasing its schedule a few days at a time. From mid-April, it seems to only be flying between Zagreb and Frankfurt once per day. More information on current timetables can be found here here.
- Czech Airlines has temporarily suspended flights to/from Prague as of March 16, 2020. Initially, its website stated these suspensions would be through April 11, 2020, but it no longer has an end date stated and flights may be suspended until further notice. 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 operating a limited flight schedule through June 30, 2020. Finnair only plans to operate select domestic flights within Finland along with service from its hub in Helsinki to London, Paris, Frankfurt, Zurich, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Munich, Stockholm, and Tallinn. It also plans to fly to Copenhagen, Moscow, Oslo, Riga, St. Petersburg, and daily service to Tallinn once travel restrictions are lifted. All other flights will be canceled. The current timetable can be found here. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates on Finnair here.
- All flights are suspended through May 15, 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, and charter flight info for citizens stranded abroad, check updates here.
- French Bee has suspended all flights in its route network through June 11, 2020. For the most up-to-date info, check for updates here.
- Iberia has not posted a thorough list of exact flight cancellations, however, entry to Spain is heavily restricted and hundreds of flights have been canceled. Therefore, it's best to check your flight status before your departure date and follow 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 current info on flight cancellations and FAQ, check for travel updates here.
- UK-based budget carrier Jet2 has suspended all flights and currently plans to resume operations on June 17, 2020. For more information, check the Coronavirus update page on its website.
- KLM has reduced service over the next two months. Flights to the following destinations are suspended: Accra, Aruba and Bonaire, Bahrain, Bengaluru, Bogota and Cartagena, Cape Town, Chengdu, Dammam, Edmonton, Fortaleza, Hangzhou, Havana, Houston, Kigali and Entebbe, Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta, Kuwait, Lagos, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, Montreal, Mumbai, Paramaribo, Quito and Guayaquil, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, San José and Liberia, Sint Maarten, Vancouver, and Washington. 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 May 31, 2020. For more info, check for updates here.
- All Level flights are temporarily suspended through May 31, 2020. Flight schedules are subject to change due to ongoing government-imposed restrictions. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel 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 May 15, 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. The currently flying schedule is published every few days and only includes a few days at a time. Go here to download the current list as a PDF file. For the most up-to-date info on cancellations and flexible rebooking options, go to Lufthansa’s current flight information page.
- Luxair has suspended its flight operations through May 29, 2020, and LuxairTours holidays activities are scheduled to resume May 30, 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 within Scandanavia 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 suspended through May 30, 2020. 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 99% 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 suspended flights to/from several nations around the world due to government-imposed restrictions. For the most up-to-date information, check here.
SAS (Scandinavian Airlines)
- SAS Airlines has grounded most of its international fleet until further notice. Limited service within Scandanavia is still operational and the current schedule can be found here. If you’re a SAS ticket holder, check the list of canceled flights here. For the latest updates on entry restrictions, rebooking, and refund options, check the SAS COVID-19 page.
Swiss International Airlines
- For travel through May 17, 2020, 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 suspended during that time frame. Starting May 5 - May 17, TAP also plans to operate flights from Lisbon to/from London and Paris twice per week. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
TAROM Romanian Air Transport
- TAROM has stated that it will continue passenger flights to and from low-risk destinations. It had suspended all flights to/from several European nations and resumption to service is subject to travel restrictions. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
- All Transavia France flights (TO) are canceled through June 1, 2020. Transavia Netherlands flights (HV) are canceled through May 27, 2020. Flights scheduled after these dates 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 October 1, 2020. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- TUI Airways has canceled all flights and holidays through May 14, 2020. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- All international flights are suspended until May 20, 2020. Domestic flights are suspended until May 1, 2020. 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 May 11, 2020. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Virgin Atlantic is operating with a reduced schedule of passenger services for essential travel operating between London Heathrow and New York-JFK, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong, as well as cargo-only charters to transport vital medical supplies. For the most up-to-date information about Virgin Atlantic's current service, check for updates here.
- Volotea has been forced to cancel nearly all of its service. It keeps a running tally of the next 3-days of cancellations here, which may be all flights.
- 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 has suspended flights to/from countries like Italy, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Latvia, Serbia, the UAE, and more countries that have imposed travel bans. They are not listed all in one place, but you can find information on the Wizz Air news feed to see if your flight is affected. 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, with many flights suspended through April and May. Check your flight status and the Air Asia COVID-19 resource page for more information on flight changes.
- Due to government restrictions in China, airlines may only operate one weekly flight per country. From May 1 - June 1, Air China will fly from Beijing to Los Angeles returning to Beijing via Tianjin, and it will fly from Beijing to Vancouver returning via Shenyang. For more info and a complete list of international flights, go here.
- Due to strict travel restrictions in India, many Air India flights have been affected. Tourist visas to India have been suspended for international travelers. 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, as such, Air New Zealand is operating limited international routes through 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 an extremely reduced schedule. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
Air Tahiti Nui
- All flights are temporarily suspended through May 31, 2020. The schedule from June 1 onward 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 through May 31, 2020. Some of those routes will resume on June 1, though on a very limited frequency. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here. Take note that, 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, most through May 31, 2020. 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. Passengers are no longer permitted to transit through Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). Non-Hong Kong residents will be denied entry into Hong Kong. Cathay 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 between April 15 and April 30, 2020. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
- Due to restrictions from the Taiwanese Government, passengers will not be allowed to transit through Taipei (TPE) through April 30, 2020. 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 is restricting international flights to just one weekly flight per country, per airline. Between May 3 and May 30, China Eastern Airlines will operate a total of 20 international flights per week. In North America, China Eastern will fly between Shanghai and Toronto, and between Shanghai and New York. For the most up-to-date list of other international flights and information regarding cancellations and reduced schedules, go here.
China Southern Airlines
- In China, airlines can only operate one flight to any country and there should be no more than one flight number every week according to the notice issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China. Therefore, many flights are canceled or operating at a once-per-week schedule. In North America, China Southern will fly between Guangzhou and Los Angeles, and between Guangzhou and Vancouver. Check the flight status of other current international flights here.
- Due to instructions from the Taiwanese Government, international passengers will not be allowed to transit through Taipei (TPE) through April 30, 2020. Many flights have been affected and EVA Air 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 EVA COVID-19 resources page.
- All international flights are canceled until further notice. Fiji Link’s domestic service between Nadi and Suva is operating once daily each way. Limited repatriation flights for Fijians may be available. For more information and updates click here.
- Per order of the government, all visits and transits to Indonesia will be suspended until further notice. For the most up-to-date info on Garuda Indonesia operations, check for updates here.
- In China, each domestic airline can only operate one flight to any country, and there should be no more than one flight number every week according to the Notice issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China. 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.
- Budget carrier HK Express is asking passengers to check the flight status for updates on flight schedules. Passengers are no longer permitted to transit through Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). Non-Hong Kong residents will be denied entry into Hong Kong. HK Express provides plenty of information on travel restrictions and how to change or cancel tickets on its COVID-19 information center page.
Hong Kong Airlines
- Hong Kong Airlines is asking passengers to check the flight status for updates on flight schedules. Passengers are no longer permitted to transit through Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). Non-Hong Kong residents will be denied entry into Hong Kong. HKIA provides plenty of information on travel restrictions and how to change or cancel tickets on its special news page.
- Indigo Airlines has suspended all flights through May 3, 2020. If your flight is canceled, you will receive a credit. For more details, visit IndiGo's COVID-19 page.
- Several international flights on Japan Airlines have been suspended through May 31, 2020; and many domestic routes have been canceled through April 30, 2020. For a complete look at cancellations and flight waiver policies, check out the dedicated Japan Airlines COVID-19 page. Take note, 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 has announced it will suspend all international flights through May 31, 2020. A reduced domestic schedule will operate within Australia. For the most up-to-date info on flight cancellations and change fee waivers, check for updates here.
- Jin Air has suspended international service until further notice, domestic flights within South Korea may operate on an irregular schedule. For current info (although it hasn't been updated since late February) on flight schedules and change fee waivers, check for updates here.
- Korean Air has suspended or reduced frequency between Seoul and North America, Europe, Middle East, CIS, South and Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Northeast Asia through May 31, 2020; and on many domestic flights through May 17, 2020. For a complete look at current cancellations 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.
- Malaysia Airlines has suspended domestic service through May 2020 and international service through June 2020. Limited service and repatriation flights are extremely limited. 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 suspending international flights to Yangon through April 30; and to Chengdu, Hiroshima, Nanning, and Ho Chi Minh are canceled through May 31, 2020. Domestic travel to numerous destinations are suspended through April 30, 2020, 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, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan through as far off as May 31, 2020. 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.
- All Qantas scheduled international flights are suspended until at least the end of May 2020, due to government restrictions. Domestic travel is limited to key routes on a limited basis, and can be found here. 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. If your travel plans are impacted by a schedule change, REX will reach out to you. 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 May 31, 2020. The temporary schedule will directly connect Brunei to Singapore, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Manila, and Kuala Lumpur (starting May) only. RB Link flights to Borneo destinations in partnership with Malindo Air will be suspended until November 30, 2020. For more up-to-date information, check for travel updates here.
- Scoot Airlines has temporarily suspended most of its flight network for travel through May 7, 2020. Generally, only several flights between Singapore to/from Hong Kong and Perth will be operating in April and the first week of 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 for those that have recently been in certain regions around the world. For more info on travel restrictions, go here. Review 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 May 3, 2020. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- SriLankan Airlines has temporarily suspended all flights through April 30, 2020. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Thai Airways has suspended all operations through May 31, 2020. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Tigerair Australia flights are temporarily suspended until further notice. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Uzbekistan Airways has canceled all international flights due to the Russian Federation flight suspensions until April 30, 2020. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Vietnam Airlines has temporarily suspended all international flights and is only operating limited domestic service. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Virgin Australia is adhering to its nation’s travel restrictions and has suspended all flights except essential travel. Limited repatriation flights will be available through June 7, 2020. Take note, Virgin Australia has gone into administration but still continues to operate for the time being, it would be best practice to avoid planning future travel on the carrier. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Xiamen has canceled several flights between China, Europe, America, and Oceania through April or early May. There are heavy restrictions on foreign nationals entering and transiting through China, so its best check with Xiamen for information regarding cancellations and reduced schedules.
Middle East: Suspended and Reduced Service
- Per order of the UAE Government, Air Arabia is suspending most commercial flights through May 15, 2020. 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 through May 9, 2020. For more information on schedule changes and rescue flights view El Al's coronavirus update page.
- Emirates has suspended most passenger flights until an undetermined time. Limited flights are operating from Dubai to London (4x/weekly), Frankfurt (3x/weekly), Manila (April 15, 16, 20, 22, and 24), Algiers (April 16), Taipei (April 18), and Chicago (April 18). Passengers can find updates on current flights here and more info at Emirates dedicated COVID-19 info page.
- Per order of the UAE Government, Etihad is suspending most commercial flights through May 15, 2020. Passengers can find updates on where the carrier is operating special flights and the latest news here.
- Per order of the UAE Government, flydubai has suspended all commercial flights through May 15, 2020. Customers can find updates on any repatriation flights and when commercial flights may continue at the flydubai dedicated COVID-19 info page.
- Gulf Air flights to Paris (CDG), London (LHR), Frankfurt (FRA), and Manila (MAN) will continue to operate. Flights to all other destinations have been canceled until further notice. For the most up-to-date info, check for updates here.
- Kuwait Airways has suspended all commercial flights until further notice. For the most up-to-date information on certain flights suspended between June-October 2020, 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 all flights, domestic and international until May 25, 2020. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
- Qatar Airways is still offering limited international service to around 30 specific key destinations worldwide for a list of those airports visit here and search under the section Operational Routes. All other destinations have been suspended until further notice, however, repatriation flights may be available on a one-by-one basis.
- Royal Jordanian has suspended all flights through May 11, 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 the Aerolineas Argentina dedicated COVID-19 information page.
- Air Caraïbes has temporarily suspended operations 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 to both international and domestic markets. Check your flight status and go here for more information on immigration restrictions and flight-change fee waivers if you are affected.
- Azul Airlines canceled all of its international flights out of its main hub in the state of Sao Paulo. Routes Online reports that Azul has cut 90% of its planned capacity through April 30, and Reuters has more information here. Azul is lacking a page dedicated to COVID-19 cancellations on its website.
- Effective March 23, 2020, the Trinidad & Tobago border is closed and all flights to/from will be canceled, limited domestic operations will continue. For more info on restrictions, flight changes, and to check your flight status, go here.
- All international flights have been suspended until further notice. Sister island flights have been reduced to once per week for essential travel only. 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 May 31, 2020. To stay informed about Copa Airlines and the current situation, visit this page.
- Due to government-imposed restrictions in Argentina, all flights are suspended through May 28, 2020. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
- GOL, which is based in Brazil, stated it is canceling nearly all flights through May 31, keeping only flights to the state capital cities in Brazil. Every other regional and international flight is suspended. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
- International flights have been temporarily suspended due to border closures. Domestic flights within Argentina are also suspended through April 26, 2020. Domestic flights within Chile may be available on a limited basis. It's best to check your flight status and if your flight was affected, request a date change or refund here. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates on the JetSmart COVID-19 page.
- LATAM has reduced its operations by 95% in April and May. All international flights are suspended through April 30, 2020. In Brazil, domestic flights continue to 39 destinations connecting to hubs in Sao Paulo, Brasilia, and Fortaleza. In Chile, 13 destinations are maintained and flights are temporarily suspended to Rapa Nui, Castro, and Osorno. Affiliates in Peru, Argentina, Colombia, and Ecuador remain suspended due to government restrictions. As this is a rapidly changing situation, stay up-to-date by viewing the LATAM COVID-19 page and find the latest news in the LATAM press room.
- 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 domestic and international flights through April 27, 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 Canada are suspended through April 30, 2020. One weekly frequency from Mexico City to Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver will resume on May 1, which will increase to 2 weekly frequencies from May 7-31. Flights to/from the U.S. will operate on a reduced weekly schedule through May 31, 2020. Flights will operate between Mexico City (MEX) and New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, with Houston flights resuming May 14. Flights to/from Guadalajara (GDL) are available from Salt Lake City and Chicago on limited frequencies through May. All other flights between the U.S. and Mexico are suspended through May 31, and current plans are to resume service on June 1. 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.
- 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. After April 26, all flights between the U.S. and Canada will be suspended and current plans are to resume limited service in select markets starting May 22, 2020. 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 May 31, 2020. For more information about AirTransat's COVID-19 operations visit here.
- 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. Alaska was granted exemptions from the DOT to suspend service to three cities in Hawaii — Kona, Lihue, and Kahului — but Alaska Airlines will continue to serve Honolulu. 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 31, 2020. Routes online reported that Alaska's international operation through April is limited to just 4 routes. Los Angeles to/from Guadalajara, Los Cabos, and Puerto Vallarta, and Seattle to/from Vancouver. More information about Alaska's travel advisories can be viewed here.
- Allegiant Airlines anticipates reducing capacity 80-90% through May. Additional schedule reductions are planned for the summer travel season. New bases in Des Moines and Concord, NC will be delayed as will new service to/from Houston and Boston. For the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates 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 three 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) and New York-JFK to Santo Domingo (daily operation). For Mexico, Delta will operate flights from 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 Detroit to Montreal (one daily flight), Detroit to Ottawa (five times per week), Detroit to Toronto (two daily flights), Minneapolis to Calgary (five times per week), Minneapolis to Edmonton (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 cancellations 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. Frontier wishes to cease flying from 36 cities and has applied to the DOT for exemptions to the minimum service requirement of the CARES Act. 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). Frequencies will increase starting in mid-May. Hawaiian was granted exemptions from the DOT to suspend service at all other mainland airports and intends to resume suspended service when it is reasonable and practical to do so. 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 cancellations, 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's Logan 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). Los Angeles area flights will continue at Los Angeles (LAX) and Long Beach (LGB), with flights temporarily closed at Hollywood/Burbank (BUR) and Ontario (ONT). San Francisco Bay area flights will continue at SFO, with flights to/from San Jose (SJC) suspended. Washington 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 29, 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. Spirit had applied for exemptions from the DOT to suspend service from 26 cities, but it was only granted one in Aguadilla. 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, the Spirit Airlines COVID-19 Information Center.
- 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 are also suspended. 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 through May 31, 2020. 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 long-haul service the carrier will offer through May will be Newark (EWR) to Frankfurt, London, and Tel Aviv, Houston (IAH) to Sao Paulo, San Francisco (SFO) to Tokyo-Narita and Sydney, and select Guam routes, including daily Guam - Honolulu flights. All flights to Canada are temporarily suspended and only a small number of daytime flights to Mexico remain; Houston to/from Cancun, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Los Cabos. Routes Online reports that United has canceled several long-haul international flights through the summer and limited service to select destinations are currently scheduled to resume on June 4, but further changes are likely. In destinations where government actions have barred United flying, they are actively looking for ways to bring passengers impacted by travel restrictions back to the U.S. Domestic flights have been reduced nationwide. All service between Hawaii and the mainland has 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, but it's highly likely your flight may be affected due to travel restrictions. Routes Online reports that VivaAerobus is currently operating just 34 routes within Mexico through May 10, 2020. 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 to just 7 routes to/from Guadalajara (Chicago-MDW, Chicago-ORD, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Jose, Oakland, and Portland) and 2 additional routes from Chicago-MDW to/from Aguascalientes and Morelia. Flights within Mexico also have a modified schedule. For a complete list of active and suspended routes and the most up-to-date info, check for travel updates here.
- WestJet has canceled all international flights until further notice. Domestic operations are largely reduced. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates here.
Service Disruptions in Africa
- Egyptair has suspended flights through an unspecified date, due to a resolution passed by the government restricting flights 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 has suspended all international service, 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 domestic and international flights until further notice. For the most up-to-date information, check for updates 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 flights through May 31, 2020. For additional news about South African Airways response to COVID-19 check here.
- Tunisair has suspended all flights due to the closure of Tunisian air space, no timeframe is listed on when operations will return. 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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