Since December 2019, several cases of lung disease have occurred in the Hubai region (China). In the course of the disease, an infection with a novel coronavirus was detected. The Robert Koch Institute and the European Health Authority (ECDC), classify the risk of the disease spreading within the EU and the risk to the health of the population in Germany as low.
As a precautionary measure, the Lufthansa Group has now decided to cancel the flights of Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines from/to Beijing and Shanghai until 28 February. Initially they had been suspended until 9 February. Nanjing, Shenyang and Qingdao will not be served until the end of the winter timetable on 28 March. Flights to and from Hong Kong will continue to operate as planned. Further information.
AirChina may also offer free refunds on certain tickets. Learn more here.
Current information and advice on the corona virus can be found on the WHO's website.