Taiwan airlines suspending flights to Europe, US due to COVID-19

Focus Taiwan
Date: 03/15/2020
By: Wang Shu-fen and Chiang Yi-ching

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Taipei, March 15 (CNA) Taiwan's two major carriers said Sunday they will suspend some flights to the United States and Europe, since airline crew and travelers arriving from those areas are required to observe either a 14-day self-quarantine or self-health management regime, due to the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak.

In a statement, EVA Airways said it will adjust the frequency of its flights to Europe starting Monday, based on travel demand and the work rotation of its flight crew.

Taiwan's other major carrier, China Airlines (CAL), also announced Sunday that it will be suspending some of its long-haul flights over the next 20 days, including those to New York, Los Angeles, Brisbane, Sydney, Auckland and Vienna.

The flight suspensions followed a decision by Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Saturday to raise its travel alert for 27 European countries to a Level 3 warning, the highest on its three-tier scale.    FULL  STORY]

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