Flight cancellations

The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted flights to and from China.
Commercial flights to and from Wuhan, where the virus is centred, have mostly stopped. Cancellations have spread to major hubs in Beijing and Shanghai.

A number of airlines around the world have also cancelled flights to and from Hong Kong.

Below you will find a list of all our major airlines and their flight cancellations due to the Coronavirus.
If you fly another airline or have additional questions please contact us.

Entry restrictions

Currently, many countries are putting entry restrictions into place for passengers who have been in China within the last couple of weeks. This might also apply for passengers with the People’s Republic of China passports.

On the website of CIBT Visas you can find a list of countries with information on entry restrictions

The situation with coronavirus is changing very quickly. We urge you to check the status of your flights on the website of your airline shortly before your departure. Also, check the entry limitations of your final destination.
Entry restrictions are not aligned and differ from country to country.

We pray this Coronavirus will be contained soon, as it is affecting many lives and causing much distress and grief. For more information on the Coronavirus you can visit the website of the World Health Oganisation.


 List cancellations due to the Coronavirus


All KLM flights to Chengdu, Hangzhou, and Xiamen have been suspended, at least until 29 March 2020. After that, the situation will be re-evaluated.
All KLM flights to Beijing and Shanghai have been suspended until 15 March 2020. Flights are expected to resume on 16 March 2020.


Air France

Air France suspended its flights to and from Wuhan.



Delta has temporarily suspended all U.S. to China flying beginning Feb. 6 through April 30.


Lufthansa Group

Flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Shenyang and Qingdao will be suspended until March 28
Flight operations to/from Hong Kong will be reduced in March. For Lufthansa, some flights will be cancelled, while Swiss will use smaller aircraft on its flights to and from Hong Kong in March.


 Air Canada

Air Canada has announced a temporary cancellation on its Toronto-Hong Kong route for travel between March 1 and March 27.
Meanwhile, it’ll continue to fly its Vancouver-Hong Kong route.


American Airlines

Flights between Dallas-Fort Worth as well as Los Angeles and mainland China are suspended through April 24.
Flights between Dallas-Fort Worth and Hong Kong are suspended until April 23, while flights between Los Angeles and Hong Kong are suspended until April 24.


British Airways

British Airways cancelled all flights to Beijing and Shanghai until 31 March 2020. All flights travelling from Beijing and Shanghai have been cancelled until 1 April 2020.
British Airways closed reservations for one of its two daily flights to Hong Kong between February 13 and March 31 this year, while its BA027 and BA028 flights will continue to operate during this period.



Emirates has suspended flights to Guangzhou (CAN) and Shanghai (PVG) effective Wednesday 5th February 2020, until further notice.
Emirates continues to fly to Hong Kong. Passengers travelling to or from Hong Kong with tickets issued on or before January 28 can rebook their travel dates for up to 28 days from the original travel date, free of charge.


Qatar Airways

Flights to Beijing (PEK), Shanghai (PVG) and Guangzhou (CAN) are cancelled until 15th March 2020. 
Flights to Hangzhou (HGH), Chongqing (CKG) and Chengdu (CTU) are cancelled until 31st March 2020.



During the months of February, March and April, our flights from/to Shanghai have been temporarily cancelled due to the situation caused by the coronavirus.


United Airlines

United has decided to extend the suspension of its flights to Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai and Hong Kong until April 24 as it continues to evaluate its operation between the US and China.


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