British Airways has cancelled all flights to Beijing and Shanghai due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
There will be no services until at least Friday, and no tickets are being sold for flights until 1st March. This implies that a further mass cancellation is to be expected. It follows Foreign Office guidance to avoid all travel to Mainland China until further notice.
Hong Kong services are still operating as normal. Iberia flights to China are also still operating.
This is what ba.com is currently showing:
It isn’t clear if the flights will operate, but empty. The Foreign Office has still to decide whether to fund an evacuation of British citizens from Wuhan and possibly other areas, and of course there are people due to fly back.
The Government has now confirmed that anyone returning from Wuhan will be quarantined for 14 days on a military base, with the aircraft potentially landing there directly. It is worth noting that the Australian Government is forcing its 600 returning citizens to spend two weeks on Christmas Island, which is 1,200 miles from the mainland!
The special advisories page of ba.com is here and has the latest information.
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