Friday, 13 March 2020

New Dutch travel restrictions & KLM schedule changes


Dutch travel restrictions

The Government of the Netherlands has instigated a ban on some flights, from today, 13 March, at 18.00 hours CET, passenger flights from China (including Hong Kong), Iran, Italy and South Korea in connection with the coronavirus are not allowed to land in the Netherlands for 14 days. Flights that have already departed are allowed to land. This means that as of tomorrow, Saturday 14 March, all KLM flights to and from Italy (three per day) and South Korea (three per week) will be cancelled. KLM already only flew a small number of flights to these destinations, after capacity had been significantly reduced at an earlier stage. From Hong Kong to Amsterdam, only cargo is flown. KLM has already suspended flights to China and does not fly to Iran.

Schedule changes. 


Curaçao

Due to travel restrictions in Curacao: flights to/from Curacao are currently performed to bring customers from Curacao to the Netherlands.

Istanbul

Due to travel restrictions in Turkey, flights to/from Istanbul are suspended as of 14 March.

Buenos Aires/Santiago de Chile

Due to travel restrictions in Argentina, flights to/from Buenos Aires/Santiago de Chile are suspended for the time being from 15 March until 28 March.

Kuwait/Bahrain

Due to travel restrictions in Kuwait, flights to/from Kuwait/Bahrain are suspended as of 13 March. On 16 March and 21 March there will still be a return flight from Amsterdam to Bahrain.

India

Due to travel restrictions in India, the following flights will be cancelled:

Bangalore: 16 March

Bombay: 17 and 19 March

Delhi: 18 March

Hong Kong

Due to travel restrictions from the Netherlands, flights from Hong Kong to Schiphol on 14 and 17 March will only be operated with cargo.

South Korea

Due to travel restrictions from the Netherlands, flights to/from Seoul Incheon will be suspended as of 14 March until 28 March.

Italy

Due to travel restrictions from the Netherlands, flights to/from Italy will be suspended as of 14 March until 28 March.







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