US: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that anyone flying from NY, NJ, and Connecticut to Florida will be placed under a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Developing: 190 flights from NY/NJ still operating as scheduled the exact implementation of this mandate is still pending clarification from the local airport and FBO's.
US: FAA reports that 11 ATC (air traffic control centers) have been closed after staff tested positive.
Here is the current list: Chicago Midway, Las Vegas McCarran, Las vegas Tracon (departure/approach), New York (JFK), Indianapolis ARTCC (en route, departure, arrival), Wilmington Airport (Delaware), LaGuardia Aiport (LGA), New York ARTCC (en route, departure, arrival), Farmingdale Republic Airport (NY), Leesburg Executive Airport (DC), Peoria International Airport (IL).
These closures are currently responsible for delays in the LAS area only. Given large cancelation of commercial flights traffic is mostly on-time or with minor delays.
EU: TapJets is working with officials to secure permits to move several US and Canadian families out of the EU area. We were asked not to specify location so that local officials are not flooded with requests. We will provide an update on these efforts.
Australia - Entry Restriction
All non-Australian citizens and non-residents will not be allowed to enter Australia effective 20 March 2020. Some exemptions apply.
Thailand - Entry Restriction
Passengers from the United Arab Emirates are not allowed to enter Thailand.
Vietnam - Entry Restriction
All passengers are not allowed to enter Vietnam. This does not apply to nationals of Vietnam.
Myanmar - Entry Restriction
Passengers who have been in the Hubei Province of China and Daegu and Gyeongbuk Regions of Korea in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Myanmar. This does not apply to nationals of Myanmar. They are subject to 14-day quarantine measures.
Nigeria - Entry Restriction
The Federal Government of Nigeria is restricting entry into the country for travelers from the following (13) countries: China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Jamaica - Entry Restriction
Travelers who have visited these countries in the last 14 days will not be granted landing privileges: China, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, South Korea, Republic of Korea, Iran, the United Kingdom, and Singapore.
Papua New Guinea - Airport Restriction
All international non-scheduled flights, intending to operate into any Papua New Guinea airport, other than Port Moresby, must flight plan to indicate Port Moresby (AYPY) as their first point of entry for mandatory cross-border checks, including Coronavirus (2019/nCOV) tests.
Indonesia - Airport Restriction
All flight operations to/from the People’s Republic of China are suspended until further notice. All airport lounges and VIP Terminals are closed until further notice. All passengers and aircrew must use commercial passenger terminal.
Laos - Notice
As of 20 March 2020, the following visa facilities are suspended for all nationalities (passenger and crew), until further notice: visa on arrival, tourist visa issued at Lao Diplomatic mission, eVisa, visa exemption scheme (not applicable to the holder of Diplomatic and Official Passport).
Bangladesh - Notice
Visa on arrival suspended for all nationalities.
Macau - Notice
When someone onboard an inbound flight to Macau International Airport is detected with symptoms compatible with severe respiratory disease associated with COVID-19, the pilot-in-command needs to notify Macau on the first contact.
Chicago - Midway (MDW) - Airport Tower Closed, several employees tested positive for CV we are expecting delays, operating from the backup facility.
EU - developing story: European Union will close its borders for 30 days for all travel. EU citizens within the EU can continue to move on an as-needed basis. Aviation impact soon to follow.
The Cayman Islands
Please be advised of airport closure on Sunday 22nd, 2020 until April 12th, 2020, for the Cayman Islands as follows:
1. To close the Owen Roberts International Airport and the Charles Kirk Connell International Airport for international passenger flights for a temporary period of three weeks, beginning Sunday, 22 March 2020 at 11:59 pm until Sunday, 12 April 2020 at 11:59 pm
2. For all destinations except for the United Kingdom, inbound flights from Thursday, 19 March 2020 will operate for returning residents only.
3. Outbound flights will operate as usual through Sunday, 22 March 2020.
4. With immediate effect, any person arriving in the Cayman Islands will be required to be isolated for 14 days.
5. Inter-Island flights will continue, however, flights from Grand Cayman into Cayman Brac and Little Cayman will be restricted to residents and essential persons, for example, medical staff, etc. This because, as we all know, Cayman Brac has a significant elderly population and we want to ensure that they are protected.
Effective Tuesday, 17th March 2020, all international flights and cruises originating from the United States of America, Europe and the United Kingdom to St. Maarten are canceled for a period of two weeks. These travel restrictions do not apply for regional air and sea travel at this time. Travel within the Dutch Caribbean – Saba, St. Eustatius, Bonaire, Aruba, and Curacao remains in place until further notice. This travel restriction also applies to other seafaring vessels.
Only incoming visitors from the USA, Canada, Europe, UK, and Ireland are restricted to enter the country of St. Maarten.
All residents and nationals traveling back to St. Maarten from the United States, Europe, and the United Kingdom during this period, are recommended to monitor their health for 14-days for consistent cough, fever or respiratory problems (consistent with COVID-19) and maintain a social distance for the safety and security of the community.
The current travel restrictions apply for two weeks starting on Tuesday, 17th March 2020. Commercial and private/chartered airlines will be allowed to land and take-off after the 16th March deadline date to facilitate the following:
Latest changes in COVID-19 restrictions on Private Jet Travel around the globe.
Note: Operations that appear feasible due to a potential exemption, can only be confirmed through filling APIS and requesting Landing Rights. CBP could ask for detailed travel history for ANY individual, U.S. Citizen or Foreign National, seeking customs clearance into the U.S.
Also, the list of countries restricting non-residents or banning international flights altogether is snowballing, including Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Norway, Poland, and Slovakia.
*This article contains information from public sources and some of the information provided to operators by Universal Weather