Coronavirus Ops : live

The latest alerts published by OPSGROUP – changes specifically affecting international flight operations.

Consolidated live feed of Foreign Office advice, US warnings, Travel alerts etc.

08:18 UTC

Turkey

Update Turkish Airlines suspends all domestic flights until 20 April amid COVID-19 pandemic [source]

08:02 UTC

Pakistan

Latest update: Addition of information on commercial flights to the UK announced by the Pakistan Government ('Summary', 'Coronavirus' and 'Return to the UK' pages) [source]

07:52 UTC

Costa Rica

Latest update: There is a German repatriation flight on Monday 6 April. To reserve a seat you should contact us urgently at Consular.CostaRica@fco.gov.uk See 'Coronavirus' and 'Return to the UK' pages for more details. [source]

07:38 UTC

Germany, Iran

Iran Air suspends all flights between countries amid COVID-19 restrictions [source]

07:28 UTC

India

Update Air India halts flight bookings until 30 April as it awaits government decision on lockdown that ends on 14 April [source]

07:26 UTC

Pakistan

Latest update: Addition of information on commercial flights to the UK announced by the Pakistan Government ('Summary', 'Coronavirus' and 'Return to the UK' pages) [source]

07:16 UTC

Haiti

Updated advice following on cessation of international flights from Haiti. Additional measures on wearing face masks in public wef 6 April. ('Return to the UK' page). [source]

07:07 UTC

Malaysia

Government introduces further travel restrictions for foreign nationals amid COVID-19 outbreak /update 10 [source]

06:50 UTC

Bangladesh

Biman Airlines announced the temporary suspension of its flights from Dhaka to the UK from 30 March. (Further information in 'Coronavirus' and 'Return to the UK' pages) [source]

06:30 UTC

Barbados

Update to information about travel restrictions ('Coronavirus' page) [source]

06:27 UTC

Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone Harold intensifies to Category 3 storm April 4 /update 1 [source]

06:10 UTC

Manila (Philippines)

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) updates their Facebook page (https [source]

06:10 UTC

Philippines

Information on the UK operated special flights from Manila, Cebu, Bohol, Puerto Princesa and Siargao for British tourists, short term visitors and their direct dependants to return to the UK on 7 April 2020, and how to make a booking. ('Return to the UK' page) [source]

05:44 UTC

Romania

Latest update: updated advice in the 'Return to the UK' pages. [source]

05:29 UTC

Malaysia

From 3 April 2020, anyone (including British Nationals) entering the country under the new Movement Control Order immigration rules will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days in centres designated by the Government. ('Coronavirus' page) [source]

05:19 UTC

Grenada

Travel restrictions introduced April 3 /update 1 [source]

05:07 UTC

Cuba

Update following latest announcement by Cuban government of further measures to counter the spread of coronavirus in Cuba. ('Summary, Coronavirus' and Return to the UK' pages) [source]

05:07 UTC

Kenya

Latest update: Update on how to register information with the British High Commission Nairobi ('Summary' and 'Return to UK' pages) [source]

05:00 UTC

U.K.

Northern Rail to reduce train services across region on 5 April because of COVID-19 [source]

04:47 UTC

Belize

Latest update: Updated advice in the 'Return to the UK' pages. [source]

04:33 UTC

India

Security forces kill three militants in Jammu and Kashmir April 4 [source]

04:27 UTC

Dominica

Updated guidance on what to do following closure of airports and borders. ('Return to the UK' page) [source]

04:22 UTC

Slovakia

Latest update: on commercial options to return to the UK from Slovakia (see 'Summary' and 'Return to UK' pages). [source]

04:18 UTC

Italy

Some airport workers to stage 24-hour strike on 11 May [source]

04:02 UTC

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Update to information about travel restrictions in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19). ('Return to the UK' pages) [source]

03:17 UTC

Trinidad and Tobago

Travel restrictions continue amid COVID-19 pandemic April 3 /update 2 [source]

03:12 UTC

Hungary

Update to information about local measures introduced in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) and flight options to return to the UK ('Coronavirus' and 'Return to the UK' pages) [source]

03:12 UTC

Germany

Latest update: Update to flight information (see 'Coronavirus' and 'Return to the UK' pages). [source]

02:52 UTC

Austria

Austrian Airlines extends flight suspensions on April 3 /update 9 [source]

02:36 UTC

United Arab Emirates

Latest update: Updated information and advice following the ceasing of inbound and outbound flights at 23:59 on 24 March and local measures restricting movements ('Coronavirus' and 'Return to the UK' pages) [source]

02:21 UTC

Canada

Adverse weather conditions forecast in British Columbia April 3 [source]

02:18 UTC

Belgium

Update Non-essential travel ban reinstated because of COVID-19 [source]

01:44 UTC

Iraq

Vehicle hit by roadside bomb in Dibis district (Kirkuk province) on April 3 [source]

01:39 UTC

India

Cross-border fire in Jammu and Kashmir wounds six soldiers April 3 [source]

01:35 UTC

Turkey

Latest update: Update to flight information ('Coronavirus' and 'Return to the UK' pages). [source]

01:29 UTC

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Updated information on travel restrictions and local measures taken to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) ('Summary' and 'Coronavirus' pages). Updated ‘Return to UK’ page. [source]

01:14 UTC

Poland

Updated information on last planned flights from Poland to the UK on Sunday 5 April and limited alternative travel options. Individuals wishing to depart on these flights are advised to register as soon as possible. ('Coronavirus' and 'Return to the UK' pages) [source]

01:10 UTC

Vanuatu

Summary: Tropical cyclone Harold is in the Vanuatu area and increasing in intensity ("Natural Disasters" section). The government of Vanuatu declared a State of Emergency on 26 March. There are no international flights operating in or out of Vanuatu. [source]

00:48 UTC

Guinea-Bissau

Nationwide state of emergency in effect as of April 3 due to COVID-19 /update 1 [source]

00:34 UTC

Brazil

Latest update: Direct commercial flights ceased on 3rd April and are likely to remain shut for at least the first 3 weeks of April. See (Return to UK pages). [source]

23:51 UTC

Panama

Taxi restrictions in place (‘Coronavirus’) and information on returning to the UK ('Return to UK' page) [source]

23:48 UTC

Austria

Update Austrian Airlines extends flight suspension until 3 May because of COVID-19 [source]

23:31 UTC

Belarus

Updated information on returning to the UK ('Coronavirus' and ‘Return to the UK’ pages) [source]

23:03 UTC

Paraguay

Update on Return to the UK. [source]

22:47 UTC

Mongolia

Latest update: Update to flight changes: No further charter flights from Mongolia ('Return to the UK' page) [source]

22:27 UTC

Barbados

Update Country will begin 24-hour curfew beginning 3 April [source]

22:09 UTC

U.K.

Grand Central announces temporary suspension of train services during COVID-19 restrictions from 3 April [source]

21:58 UTC

Luxembourg

Security Message U.S. Embassy reports international travel options still available from Luxembourg to France, Germany, Netherlands [source]

21:42 UTC

Thailand

All incoming flights suspended April 4-6 due to COVID-19 /update 21 [source]

21:12 UTC

Colombia

Explosion at mine in San Cayetano (Norte de Santander department) leaves six dead April 3 [source]

On this tab, we’ll add the most useful resources for Crews, Dispatchers, and ATC. If you have something to suggest, please let us know. A work in progress for the moment.

 

Aircrew and Dispatch Resources

ECA: Crew safety leaflet – Coronavirus
EASA: Interim Guidance on Aircraft Cleaning
Coronavirus – License, Medical, And Training Exemptions Around The World
US ALPA Flight Crew Resource Page

Operational – General Guidance

NBAA Corona Resource page
CDC Travel Guidance by Country

If you want to know what the restrictions are for specific countries, we recommend the following:

1. Check out the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office website. The UK has eyes on the ground pretty much everywhere. Each country has a dedicated page, with a specific section on the coronavirus and the latest restrictions on inbound travel, which gets updated regularly.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

2. The same goes for the US. If the US has an embassy somewhere, the chances are they will be issuing alerts when there are changes to the travel restrictions there. Click on a country from the list, and then click on the ‘News & Events’ tab for that country, on the top-right side of the page.
https://www.usembassy.gov/

3. If the UK and the US both come up empty-handed, Australia might be able to sort you out. They have their own government travel advisory website, which lists inbound travel restrictions. Particularly useful for some of the more out-of-the-way places in the Pacific Islands.
https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations

4. Check out IATA’s dedicated webpage. Updated daily.
https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm

5. Check out the New York Times list of travel restrictions. Updated daily.
https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-travel-restrictions.html

6. InternationalSOS keep a map updated with all the latest restrictions showing, plus they have a daily summary of the latest developments.

Mark Zee

Mark Zee

OpsGroup Founder. mark at ops.group

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