China International Flight Restrictions Extended to October

Finance and Trade
24/05/2020 08:37

News outlet Caixin reports that China will continue its severely restricted international flights policy through to at least October. Since the end of March, China has cut international flights by 90%, and has implemented the so-called "Five-One" policy, in which for each domestic airline, only one flight per week to a foreign destination is allowed to operate. Foreign airlines can fly into China no more than once per week and all flights are limited to 75% capacity, according to restrictions implemented by China's Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC). Reportedly, domestic travel by air has increased and is now operating at 50% capacity. In addition, all inbound travelers to China are obliged to be tested and remain in a centralized quarantine before they can travel within the country.