China adjusts plans for Int'l inbound passenger flights

Added On June 5, 2020

According to Civil Aviation Administration of China, or CAAC, foreign airlines that have been unable to operate flights to China over the past few months due to the pandemic, can choose a qualified Chinese city for entry starting from June 8. Airlines can file their pre-flight plans with the CAAC for the period to Oct. 24. The CAAC will also introduce a reward and suspension mechanism, with detailed policies for the carriers to increase or suspend flights. For instance, if all inbound passengers of an airline test negative for novel coronavirus for three weeks in a row, the operating airline will be allowed to increase the number of flights to two per week. By contrast, if the number of passengers testing positive reaches five, the airline's flights will be suspended for a week. The adjustment to resume some international flights aims to balance epidemic control and economic and social development. It also further meets the urgent needs of Chinese students studying abroad and overseas Chinese wanting to return home.