The Strategist

China lets foreign airlines in since June 8

06/04/2020 - 08:05

Starting from June 8, the Chinese aviation authorities will allow all foreign airlines, which were forced to refuse to fly to this country because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, choose one destination airport and perform one regular flight per week, China Civil Aviation reported. The list of these airports is approved by the Chinese authorities. Companies wishing to resume flights must apply by October 24th.

The order applies to air carriers that previously were not among those entitled to fly in accordance with the rule adopted by the PRC authorities on March 12. Then only one airline from each country was allowed to fly on a single route.

China reserves the right to limit flights, depending on the situation with COVID-19. In the event that the number of arriving passengers with a coronavirus exceeds five, the airline will be deprived of the right to operate flights for a week. If the number of infected reaches 10, it will be suspended for a month. If, for three consecutive weeks, not a single case of illness is detected among passengers, then this airline will be allowed to increase the number of flights to two per week.

China reported one new case of coronavirus and four new asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 on June 3. The authorities said that all five new cases were imported from abroad. The total number of cases of infection in China is about 83 thousand. 4634 people died. Recall that the first data on the new type of virus infection appeared in Chinese Wuhan in December 2019. Later it spread to other cities and provinces of China. By early June, more than 6.5 million people on the planet were infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus.