Sunday, 15 March 2020

Travel bans halt a number of Wizz Air flights.......

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, has announced that as a result of the travel restrictions imposed by various governments it has had to suspend a number of flights.


The government of The Republic of Moldova has banned all foreign flights to and from Moldova effective as of 00:00 HRS local time on 15 March 2020, therefore Wizz Air has suspended all its flights to and from Moldova until 31 March and maybe longer.

The travel restrictions come as a response to minimise the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in no foreign citizens permitted entry to the Republic of Moldova. Passengers with bookings affected by flight suspensions will be automatically informed via e-mail, in case the customers booked directly on or via the airline’s mobile app.


Due to the new restrictions imposed on arrivals into Latvia, the carrier has confirmed that from 17 March 2020, it will suspend all its flights to and from Latvia initially until 14 April 2020.


Wizz Air has also been forced to suspend all its flights to and from Poland until further notice after travel restrictions were imposed on all foreign flights announced by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. The ban took effect from 00:00 HRS March 15, 2020.

In all cases, passengers affected by the flight suspensions will be automatically informed via e-mail if they booked directly with the airline or via the airline’s mobile app. 120% of the original fare will automatically be uploaded to the customer’s WIZZ account, with the amount to be used in the next 24 months for the purchase of Wizz Air products and services.  Passengers can also opt for a cash refund – which will take longer to complete – and will be informed about the necessary steps for a bank transfer or transfer to a bank card in a separate e-mail. In this case, customers will be eligible for only 100% of the original fare. Passengers who made their bookings via travel agencies – including online travel agencies – should get in touch with the company from which they purchased their tickets.

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