Air traffic: End of the quarantine obligation: Lufthansa is examining the China flight plan

The announced end of the quarantine requirement for people entering China could soon lead to more air traffic to Europe.

Air traffic: End of the quarantine obligation: Lufthansa is examining the China flight plan

The announced end of the quarantine requirement for people entering China could soon lead to more air traffic to Europe. According to a spokeswoman, the Lufthansa Group is examining how the flight schedule to mainland China can be adjusted.

The Beijing Health Commission announced on Monday that the danger level of the corona virus would be lowered from January 8th. As a result, travelers no longer have to endure hotel quarantine after their arrival. Most recently, travelers were isolated in a hotel room for at least five days and closely monitored. At times, an entry quarantine of 21 days was even required.

Gradually, the Chinese should also be allowed to do more international travel again. However, the virus is currently spreading at breakneck speed after the end of the zero-Covid policy. According to officially unconfirmed internal estimates, 248 million people or 18 percent of the population were infected with Corona in the first three weeks of December alone. Hospitals are overcrowded and many crematoria can no longer cremate the corpses quickly enough.

In view of the high number of infections, calls had been made before Christmas to temporarily stop flights from China completely. The Federal Ministry of Transport had rejected this in view of the small number of flights. Lufthansa currently flies four times a week from Frankfurt to the Chinese mainland destinations Beijing and Shanghai. The subsidiary Austrian had already announced before the easing that it would be flying from Vienna to Shanghai twice a week from January 13 instead of once a week.

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