Flights to countries heavily affected by the corona virus have been canceled – and many more have been suspended as travel restrictions continue to increase worldwide.

People who are planning vacation and overseas travel are advised to check with their flight provider before traveling, as this changes quickly.

Countries severely affected by the virus, including China and Italy, have flown in and out of air, and the United States has extended its travel ban to the UK and Ireland.

Travel insurance companies Aviva, InsureandGo, LV = and Post Office have also withdrawn coverage for claims related to the corona virus.

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Here is the most current list of major airline airline cancellations and restrictions:

Air France

Air France has discontinued flights to mainland China, Hong Kong, Seoul and Taipei. Depending on how the situation develops, the company plans to gradually resume operations from March 29.

The airline has also reduced its flights across Europe by 25 percent and will stop flying to all Italian destinations from March 14 until April 3.

Other cancellations:

  • All flights to / from Saint Petersburg, Russia have been canceled since March 12
  • All flights to / from Tel Aviv have been canceled since March 6th
  • All flights to / from Amman will be canceled on March 16, 16
  • All flights to / from Beirut will be canceled from March 17th

American Airlines

American Airlines has flights to China and Hong Kong until 23/24. April suspended.

Due to the drop in demand, American Airlines has also discontinued flights to and from Milan (Italy), New York (JFK) and Miami (MIA), as well as flights to Seoul (South Korea). Flights to Milan and Seoul are scheduled to resume on April 25.

There is also a reduced service to South America, including suspension of flights to Argentina.

Flights from certain American airports to European cities such as Madrid, Amsterdam and Frankfurt have also been discontinued. A full breakdown is available on the company’s website

British Airways

British Airways has canceled all flights to and from Italy until at least April 4 because all of Italy is blocked. Flights to mainland China were suspended until April 18.

On its website, the company has also announced plans to improve aircraft cleaning, including increasing cleaning teams and audit inspections.

Delta Airlines

Delta Air Lines discontinued all flights to China by the end of April and reduced flights to South Korea and Japan. Some flights to Italy have been canceled.

The company also suspends seven flights between the United States and Europe and says further cuts will be considered as needed.


EasyJet has canceled most of its flights to Italy. These include flights to Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate, Venice and Bologna airports. This process will continue to be reviewed until April 3.

A number of flights to France have also been discontinued.

The company will conduct rescue flights in the coming days.

Seven Jet2 flights to Madrid have rotated in the air

Tihad Airways

Etihad Airways has significantly reduced its flights between Abu Dhabi and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Etihad currently flies a daily flight from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam.

Further suspension:

  • Flights to Medina
  • Flights between Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, Abu Dhabi and Chengdu as well as Beijing and Nagoya, Japan
  • Flights between Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong
  • Flights between Abu Dhabi and Milan
  • The airline will also discontinue flights between Abu Dhabi and Rome. The final flights to Rome and Abu Dhabi will be on March 14th
  • Flights between Abu Dhabi and Kuwait from 9pm GMT March 13th
  • Flights between Abu Dhabi and Bahrain


Emirates has canceled the following flights (as of March 12):

  • Fort Lauderdale: March 31st
  • New York JFK – Milan: until April 3
  • New York EEA – Athens: until March 31
  • Venice: until April 3
  • Milan: until April 3
  • Bologna: until April 3
  • Rome: from March 14th to April 3rd
  • Guangzhou: From February 5th until further notice
  • Shanghai: From February 5th until further notice
  • Bangkok – Hong Kong: March 9-31
  • Kuwait: From March 14th to 31st
  • Tehran: Until further notice
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Until further notice (except special flights from March 12 to 15)


Jet2 has canceled all flights to Italy. The canceled flights include Rome, Naples, Pisa, Venice, Verona and Turin. You will be canceled by at least April 26th. The airline announced on Saturday that all flights to Spain would also be canceled because the country is closed.


KLM suspended flights to and from mainland China until May, while flights to Beijing and Shanghai were suspended until March 28.

Further suspensions until April 3

  • Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)
  • Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)
  • Milano Linate Airport (LIN)
  • Naples International Airport (NAP)

Flights to Singapore and Seoul will not be suspended, but there is a rebooking policy.

Lufthansa group

The Lufthansa Group published a reduced flight schedule until April 24, which mainly affects travel to Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Further changes:

  • Flights to mainland China were suspended until April 24
  • Flights to Hong Kong are reduced in March and April
  • Flights to Tehran suspended until April 30

Despite the US government’s new travel guidelines, Lufthansa will continue to offer flights to the United States from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium.


Norwegian has announced it will cancel around 3,000 flights by mid-June, advising customers to stay up to date if they want to fly with them.


RyanAir has suspended all flights to and from Italy until at least April 8 in response to the government blocking the country.

Flights from Berlin Schönefeld to Tel Aviv and Eilat Ramon, from Berlin Tegel to Tel Aviv, from Nuremberg, Memmingen, Karlsruhe Baden Baden to Tel Aviv and Marseille to Tel Aviv will all be carried out by March 15 and canceled by April 8.

Until further notice, no flights to and from Georgia or from Spain to Montenegro will be offered.

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic has imposed travel restrictions on everyone who has been in the affected area. Those who have done so are not allowed to fly to Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, India, Hong Kong, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Israel, Trinidad and Tobago or the United States.

They also ceased operating Heathrow-Shanghai until April 19.

Passengers traveling to and from Italy by March 31 have the option to change their travel dates or choose an alternative route. Flights will not fly directly to Italy.

Virgin Atlantic temporarily suspended traffic between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv until April.


WizzAir canceled all flights to and from Italy by April 3 while the country is closed.


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