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Charters relating to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak

We are working hard to keep up with the ever changing regulations surrounding the outbreak through our global network of offices. At this time we are still able to accommodate requests for charters in a number of regions and can give the following updates:

Summary of new information from IATA 26/03/2020

China (People's Rep.)

Effective 00:00 local time 28 March 2020, passengers are not allowed to transit or enter China (People's Rep.). All passengers arriving at PEK will have a PCR test and be quarantined at the designated location in Beijing for 14 days. Passengers who live in or have been in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain , Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or USA in the past 14 days arriving at Shanghai Pudong (PVG) or Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) must undergo 14-day quarantine at home or in designated places for medical observation and those who have not visited the above must undergo a Nucleic Acid Testing. Passengers who live in or have been in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Spain or USA in the past 14 days arriving at Guangzhou (CAN) or Shenzhen (SZX) must undergo 14-day quarantine at home or in designated places for medical observation. All passengers arriving at SZX will have a PCR test. All passengers arriving at XMN will be quarantined for medical observation at the designated hotels for 14 days on their own expenses.
Exclusions and further information can be found here.

Hong Kong

Passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Hong Kong (SAR China). All passengers who are eligible to enter Hong Kong will be required to undergo 14 days compulsory quarantine. All arriving passengers and crew members must present a completed Health Declaration Form to the Department of Health upon arrival.
Exclusions and further information can be found here.

India

Flights to India are suspended from 00:01 GMT 22 March 2020 until 18:30 GMT 14 April 2020.
Exclusions and further information can be found here.

Russia Fed.

Passengers are not allowed to enter the Russian Fed.
Exclusions and further information can be found here.

Regional Updates

We are sourcing information from trusted sources such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to ensure we are giving you the most accurate information available.

Below you can find our regional pages which will be updated with any information as and when we receive it.

Contact your local office

Confirmed new information from IATA 26/03/2020'

China (People's Rep.)

Effective 00:00 local time 28 March 2020, passengers are not allowed to transit or enter China (People's Rep.).

    - This does not apply to nationals of China (People's Rep.).
    - This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visa.
    - This does not apply to passengers with a visa issued after 28 March 2020.
  1. All passengers arriving at PEK will have a PCR test and be quarantined at the designated location in Beijing for 14 days.
  2. Passengers who live in or have been in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain , Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or USA in the past 14 days arriving at Shanghai Pudong (PVG) or Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) must undergo 14-day quarantine at home or in designated places for medical observation.
  3. Passengers who have not been in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain , Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or USA in the past 14 days arriving at Shanghai Pudong (PVG) or Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) must undergo a Nucleic Acid Testing.
  4. Passengers who live in or have been in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Spain or USA in the past 14 days arriving at Guangzhou (CAN) or Shenzhen (SZX) must undergo 14-day quarantine at home or in designated places for medical observation. All passengers arriving at SZX will have a PCR test.
  5. All passengers arriving at XMN will be quarantined for medical observation at the designated hotels for 14 days on their own expenses.
    • - This does not apply to passengers under 18 years old, passengers above 70 years old, pregnant women and passengers suffering from illness. They must apply for permission to undergo a 14-day quarantine at home.

Hong Kong

  1. Passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Hong Kong (SAR China).
      - This does not apply to passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport.
      - This does not apply to Passengers with a British passport with nationality "British National (Overseas)" with the right of abode in Hong Kong (SAR China).
      - This does not apply to residents of Hong Kong (SAR China) with a Permanent Identity Card.
      - This does not apply to residents of Hong Kong (SAR China) with a Identity card accompanied by a valid work or study visa.
      - This does not apply to passengers who have only been in China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei or Macao (SAR China) in the past 14 days.
      - This does not apply to residents of Macao (SAR China) who are registered the Macao (SAR China) scheme that they will be immediately taken by coach back to Macao (SAR China) upon entry.
      - This does not apply to the following passengers:

    a. Passengers travelling from Mainland China or Taiwan or Macao and have not been to any other country/region in the past 14 days;

    b. Crew members of aircraft who need to commute to and from foreign places for performance of necessary duties or crew members of goods vessels;

    c. Government officials carrying out government duties including personnel of consular posts;

    d. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents;

    e. Personnel engaged in anti-epidemic work endorsed by the HKSAR Government.

  2. All passengers who are eligible to enter Hong Kong will be required to undergo 14 days compulsory quarantine.
  3. All arriving passengers and crew members must present a completed Health Declaration Form to the Department of Health upon arrival.

India

Flights to India are suspended from 00:01 GMT 22 March 2020 until 18:30 GMT 14 April 2020.

    - This does not apply to air cargo flights that carry goods for trade or essential goods and supplies, and their crew members, helpers, cleaners etc.

Russian Fed.

Passengers are not allowed to enter the Russian Fed.

    - This does not apply to nationals of the Russian Fed.;
    - This does not apply to accredited or appointed employees of diplomatic missions, consular offices, international organizations located in Russian Fed. and their family members;
    - This does not apply to airline crew;
    - This does not apply to members of official delegations;
    - This does not apply to travelers with diplomatic, business or normal visas issued in connection with the death of a close relative, as well as visas issued by special decision of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
    - This does not apply to passengers from visa-free countries coming in connection with the death of a close relative, having copies of death certificate, as well as a document confirming family relations;
    - This does not apply to passengers who are family members (spouses, parents, kids, adoptive parents, adopted), guardians and trustees of citizens of the Russian Fed., subject to the presentation of a copy of a document confirming the relationship status;
    - This does not apply to passengers permanently residing in the Russian Fed., as well as transiting through airports without entering the Russian Fed.

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