Vietnam’s Flag Carrier Restricts Russia Flights Due to Coronavirus

The national air carrier of Vietnam has temporarily suspended services to Russia, France, Malaysia, and Taiwan in response to the spread of the coronavirus and travel restrictions imposed by countries and regions around the world, VNExpress reports.

Vietnam Airlines said it will suspend flights to Russia and Taiwan from today March 19 until further notice. According to the airline’s winter schedule, it flies three times weekly to Moscow from Hanoi.

The airline said it will waive conditions and fees for itinerary or flight date changes for all passengers flying between Vietnam and Russia or Taiwan whose travel plans have been affected by these suspensions.

It added that it’ll announce the resumption of the suspended routes after it receives updated information from authorities, and it will continue to monitor the situation and alter its plans for other destinations in response to decisions made by governments.

The carrier has suspended flights to France from March 17 until further notice from authorities, the airline said in a press release.

Vietnam Airlines said its flights between Vietnam and London and Frankfurt will continue operating as planned, though with reduced frequency. The airline said it will waive fees for itinerary and date changes for affected passengers on flights between Vietnam and France from March 18 through June 30.

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