All international flights into Beijing will be rerouted to one of 12 cities prior to landing in the capital beginning at midnight tonight, the Civil Aviation Administration of China announced this afternoon.
This encompasses flights operated by domestic as well as international carriers and also includes flights from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, according to media reports.
The announcement on the CAAC website reads as follows:
1. Starting from 00:00 of March 23 Beijing Time, all international passenger flights bound for Beijing will be diverted to the following twelve (12) designated first points of entry: Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Hohhot, Shanghai Pudong, Jinan, Qingdao, Nanjing, Shenyang, Dalian, Zhengzhou and Xi’an. The designated first points of entry for the specific flights operated by airlines can be found on the official website of CAAC and the websites of airlines.
2. Passengers on the international flights shall go through quarantine inspection and customs clearance formalities and claim baggage at the first points of entry. Passengers who passed quarantine inspection can fly to Beijing on the original flight. Customs clearance for belly-held cargo shall be conducted in Beijing.
3. Timely adjustment to the designated first points of entry for international flights bound for Beijing and relevant measures will be made based on the epidemic development.
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