Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Infection - Temporary Suspension of Flights from Northern Italy and South Korea

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In reaction to the occurrence of coronavirus, the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, has decided to temporary interrupt direct flights from selected destinations in northern Italy to the Czech Republic for 14 days, effective 5 March 2020. Specifically, all flights from Milan (Bergamo and Malpensa), Venice (Marco Polo and Treviso) and Bologna to Prague were suspended. Direct flights from/to Seoul, South Korea, have also been suspended until further notice. We recommend that passengers do not come to the airport if their flight was cancelled but contact their airline directly regarding alternative solutions. According to the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic decree, all passengers coming back from Italy to the Czech Republic, are obliged to stay under house quarantine for the period of next 14 days following their arrival. We ask all passengers to strictly observe this rule.

At this point, the temporary disruption of flights from northern Italy should affect approximately 70 flights within the next 14 days. The affected routes are operated by a total of three airlines - easyJet, Ryanair and Czech Airlines. However, Czech Airlines has announced the interruption of all direct flights between Prague and destinations in northern Italy earlier. Direct flights between Prague and Seoul, on routes operated by Korean Air and Czech Airlines, were suspended until further notice, also effective 5 March 2020. 

Prague Airport also strongly appels to passengers through a massive information campaign at the airport. Large information boards, stickers and posters with important information are located across both terminal buildings. There are also information leaflets available at the airport to inform passengers about signs of this respiratory illness andprocedures to follow upon their return from a risk area and if they are not feeling well. At the same time, Prague Airport representatives remain in close uninterrupted contact with all Public Health Protection Authorities, e.g. the Prague Public Health Authority. We provide the authorities with due assistance and updated information regarding the operation of the airport.

More than 250 hand sanitizers have been placed throughout the airport and are free to use by all passengers and visitors. The airport urges passengers and employees to observe all important hygiene rules.

Information about previously set measures at Václav Havel Airport Prague can be found here.

More up-to-date information also on Twitter @PragueAirport.