January 18, 2022

China Bans Flights From U.S. as Covid-19 Measures Intensify – The Wall Street Journal

HONG KONG—Chinese aviation authorities ordered more flights from the U.S. canceled for the coming weeks, along with flights from countries including France, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates, citing Covid-19 containment rules.

The list released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China on Friday newly bans American Airlines Group Inc. and Delta Air Lines Inc. flights to Shanghai from Dallas and Detroit, respectively. They join dozens of other flights from the U.S., including by United Airlines Holdings Inc. and Chinese airlines, that have been listed since the beginning of the year, further narrowing transit options in and out of China. Other flights by domestic and foreign airlines that authorities have banned in recent days travel routes including Paris-Shanghai, Jakarta-Wuhan and Abu Dhabi-Shanghai.